This project could not be possible without the efforts and tutoring of the following supervisors that ensure that our ESR's are on the right track to develop their carrears and build up knowledge.


Dr. Kirsten Emilie Moselund is a Research Staff Member and manager of the Materials Integration and Nanoscale Devices group at IBM Research – Zurich and works on projects in the area of novel materials integration on silicon for ultra-low power electronic devices, and exploratorz electronic and photonic devices. In particular her work at IBM focuses on complementary tunnel FETs based on the integration of III-V heterostructures on silicon, as well as monolihicallz integrated nanophotonic emitters. She received the M.Sc. degree in engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in microelectronics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2008 for her work on top-down silicon nanowire electronic devices. In 2008, she joined the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland. Throughout her career she has worked with the design, fabrication and characterization of silicon and III-V semiconductor devices, both for photonic and electronic applications. Her research interests include semiconductor physics, advanced transistor concepts, and nanoelectronic fabrication technology.

Ms. Marilyne Sousa is a seniour engineer who joined the IBM Research - Zurich Laboratory in 2000. Involved in various projects ranging from the optimization of OLED materials to the optimization of oxides or III-Vs, she is currently a member of the Material Integration and Nanoscale Devices group and responsible for thin films material characterization using spectroscopic ellipsometry and transmission electron microscopy. In the frame of the TEM activity, she is interested in the application of machine learning algorithms to guide the data analyses. She has also contributed to the Optical Waveguide and the Display Technology groups. Prior to joining IBM Research, Marilyne was at Altis Semiconductor (now X-Fab), France, where she was an optical characterization engineer working on materials for field effect transistors and memory devices. Before that, she spent one year working in a joint project between Jobin-Yvon and Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation du Rayonnement Electromagnetique (LURE) on the development of an optical profilometer. Marilyne took her Master's degree in Optics and Photonics from the University of Orsay, France, in 1998.

Synopsys QuantumATK 

Mr. Søren Nordland Smidstrup is a senior R&D manager at Synopsys QuantumATK. He oversees the development of the atomic-scale simulation activities within Synopsys. He was previously scientific software development at Atomistix A/S. After this he was software development manager and CTO of QuantumWise A/S. He has published more than 60 papers and review articles in international journals. 

University of Glasgow

Dr. Vihar Petkov Georgiev received his BSc and MSc degrees in chemistry and computational chemistry from Sofia University, Bulgaria in 2004 and 2006, correspondingly. He received the PhD degree from the University of Oxford in 2011. In 2011, he joined the Device Modelling Group, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, where he was a Research Associate until August 2015. Form August 2015 until August 2019 he was a Lecturer and currently he is a Senior Lecturer in Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering and the Deputy Leader of the Device Modeling Group in the School of Engineering, University of Glasgow.