Start date: 01.10.2019
Roger Hasler, from Liechtenstein, obtained his Master in Chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in 2016. During his Master he worked on developing colloidal nanoparticles and post-synthetic surface modifications. Then, as research assistant in the group of Prof. Maksym Kovalenko at ETH he used this nanoparticles as building blocks for thermoelectric materials. In 2017 he joined the Center for Radiopharmaceutical Sciences at the Paul Scherrer Institute and developed novel radionuclides. His focus was on target development for proton irradiation but his tasks also included chemical separations and quality assessment of the produced nuclides as well as establishing recycling procedures for enriched target materials.
In October 2019, he joined the BioSensor Technologies Group at the Austrian Institute of Technology as PhD candidate in the H2020-MSCA-ITN BORGES program. His research activity will focus on the fabrication of graphene FETs and (graphene-based) SPR spectroscopic devices functionalized with different biomolecular receptors for detection of small analytes (food toxins and odorants).