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Jens Gobrecht
Head of the LMN at PSI

Prof. Jens Gobrecht, born 1951 in Berlin, studied physics at the Technical University of Berlin and concluded with a diploma in engineering in 1976. His PhD project on electrochemical photovoltaic cells was carried out at the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society in Berlin. 1980/81 he worked on a post-doc position at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, USA on heterojunction photovoltaic devices. After that he worked for 12 years in various functions at the ABB Corporate Research Center in Baden, Switzerland, mainly in the areas of Bi-CMOS silicon power device integration, electronic packaging, power electronic circuits and in management positions, also on the corporate level. In 1993 J. Gobrecht joined the Paul Scherrer Institute with the task to build up the newly founded Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology. This lab today has about 60 coworkers active in basic and applied research in the areas of X-ray optics and lithography, nano-magnetics, molecular nanoscience and micro- and nanofabrication technologies. In 2005 J.Gobrecht was appointed Professor at the Univ. of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and head of the new „Institute of Polymer Nanotechnology“, this in addition to his continuing duties at PSI. J. Gobrecht is author or co-author of over 120 scientific publications, inventor or co-inventor on 28 patents and has successfully applied for more than 30 research grants at national and international funding agencies. He serves regularly as referee for scientific journals, as expert on international review panels and as co-advisor for PhD theses. In 2007 J. Gobrecht co-founded “Eulitha AG”, a company active in UV-based nanolithography.