Best Poster Prize for Natalia Schneider


At the workshop on Molecular and Organic Electronics: Bridging the Gap Natalia Schneider was awarded the best poster prize, which is comprised of a certificate and prize money. Natalia is currently working on her diploma project in Professor Berndt's group. Together with Dr. Guillaume Schull, a postdoctoral fellow, who joined the group in 2006 after his PhD at CEA Saclay, she is looking at the light which is emitted from a single metal atom sandwiched between two electrodes. "This is a new experimental approach which I hope will lead to fundamental insights into the transport of electrons which are confined to single atom or single molecule structures" says Natalia Schneider. 

The workshop, which took place at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, 26 - 29 January 2009, was organized by Professors Saw-Wai Hla (Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA), Jürgen Rabe, Norbert Koch (both Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany) and Mark Ratner (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA) and supported by the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Foundation. It brought together an group of some 70 scientists from Europe, Israel, the US and Japan, who are working on various aspects of molecular nanoscience.