Professor Natalie Banerji

Natalie leads the FemtoMat Group since September 2014. She has been nominated as tenured Associate Professor at the University of Fribourg and also obtained a Stipend Professorship Grant (1.6 mio CHF) by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Previously, she was an Ambizione Fellow at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, 2011-2014). She obtained her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in 2009 from the University of Geneva (with Prof. Eric Vauthey) and spent two years as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at UC Santa Barbara with Prof. Alan Heeger. Click here for her full CV.

Contact: natalie.banerji@unifr.ch (Office 115)

Dr. Jan Cornelius Brauer

Jan is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the FemtoMat group. He studied Chemistry at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and obtained his Ph.D. from there in 2012 with Prof. Jacques Moser. Before joining the University of Fribourg, he was a Scientific Collaborator with Prof. Holger Frauenrath at EPFL.

Contact: jan.brauer@unifr.ch (Office 404)




Dr. Demetra Tsokkou

Demetra joined the FemtoMat group as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in February 2015. She studied Physics at the University of Cyprus and obtained her Ph.D. with Prof. Andreas Othonos in 2012.

Contact: dimitra.tsokkou@unifr.ch (Office 404)




Dr. Yufei Zhong

Yufei joined the FemtoMat group as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in February 2017. He studied applied chemistry in University of Tokyo following Prof. Hashimoto Kazuhito (current President of NIMS). Before joining FemtoMat team, he did his postdoc in Riken following Dr.Tajima Keisuke in 2014, and after that he moved to KAUST for another postdoc position in Prof.Aram Amassian's team in 2016.



Contact: yufei.zhong@unifr.ch (Office 410)

Martina Causa'

Martina joined the FemtoMat group as a Ph.D. student in September 2014. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from the University of Turin in 2011, and her Master Degree in Chemistry from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2014.

Contact: martina.causa@unifr.ch (Office 404)




Lisa Peterhans

Lisa joined the FemtoMat group as a Ph.D. student in October 2014. She studied Chemistry at the University of Geneva and obtained her Master Degree in 2013.

Contact: lisa.peterhans@unifr.ch (Office 404)





Nikolaos Droseros

Nikolaos joined the FemtoMat group as a Ph.D. student in October 2015. He studied Physics at the University of Patras and obtained his Master Degree in 2015.

Contact: nikolaos.droseros@unifr.ch (Office 410)




Philipp Krauspe

Philipp joined the FemtoMat group as a Ph.D. student in May 2016. He studied Physics at the University of Konstanz and obtained his Master Degree in 2015.

Contact: philipp.krauspe@unifr.ch (Office 410)

 



Jenny Farquhar

Jenny joined the FemtoMat group in 2016 for her Laboratory Project. She is currently carrying out her Master Thesis.

Contact: jenny.farquhar@unifr.ch (Office 410)

 



Former Group Members

Arun Aby Paraecattil carried out his Semester and Master Projects with Natalie at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2012-2013.






Mariateresa obtained her Doctoral Degree in July 2015. She was working as a Ph.D. student from 2012 at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) under the co-supervision of Natalie and Prof. Moser.





Dr. Muddassir Iqbal joined the FemtoMat group as PostDoc Researcher at the University of Fribourg for one year (September 2015-2016)






Group Pictures

November 2014

August 2015

October 2015

January 2016

April 2016

September 2016

January 2017