Group trip to Celerina

On the weekend of July 14th, 2012, the group took some time to relax on a trip to the high-mountain town of Celerina in the Canton Graubünden. Group members enjoyed hiking, sailing, cooking, eating, and a couple of animated games of Risk. From left to right: Michele Montinaro, Dennis Weber, Andrea Mehlin, and Ben Herzog.




  • Bike Tour 2018

    On Friday, May 11th, 2018, the group went on a day-long bicycle tour of nearby Alsace, France.

  • Davide, Martino, and the Probe

    Prof. Poggio and Ph.D. student Davide Cadeddu are shown here with our custom-made 3He scanning probe microscope.

  • Nanowires as Scanning Force Sensors

    A new type of atomic force microscope (AFM) uses nanowires as tiny sensors. Unlike standard AFM, the device with a nanowire sensor enables measurements of both the size and direction of forces.

  • SNI Video 2014

    In December 2014, the group was featured in a Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) video on the Masters and Ph.D. school on nanoscience here at the University of Basel. (Video)

  • Scanning nanowire microscope

    A photo of our new custom-built low-tempearture high-vacuum scanning nanowire microscope.