Patrick Schwaller

Profession: Physicist

Academic: PhD (1998), 

Position: Professor 
Division: TI-MNG
Institute: ALPS

His research focus is on Thin Films & Surfaces and directs the Alps institute

Since 2010

Professor for Surface Physics at the Bern University of Applied Science, Engineering and Information Technology in Burgdorf

  • Head of Institute for Applied Laser, Photonics and Surface Technologies ALPS
  • Member of the expert commitee of the Swiss national thematic network “Innovative Surfaces"
2007-2010

Part time: Scientific collaborator and lecturer at the Bern University of Applied Science, Engineering and Information Technology

2001-2009

Senior Scientist at the Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures at EMPA – Materials Science and Technology in Thun (from 2007: part-time)

1998-2001

Post-Doc at the Solid State Physics Group (Prof. Louis Schlapbach) at the University of Fribourg

1993-1998

PhD at the Surface Physics Group (Prof. Jürg Osterwalder) at the University of Zürich PhD thesis: Doping-dependent electronic structure of cuprates: A photoemission study

1988 -1993

Studies of experimental physics at the University of Fribourg Diploma thesis: Kristalline Ordnung von Edelmetallfilmen auf Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x(001) Hochtemperatursupraleitern