October 2023

We extend a warm welcome to Dr. Adrien Poindron, a new postdoctoral researcher joining our group. He completed his Ph.D. at Aix-Marseille University, France, and will be working on coupling an ultracold ion to a nanomechanical oscillator.


September 2023

A warm welcome to Aswin Ravindran, a new PhD student in our group. He obtained his BS-MS integrated degree in chemistry from IISER, Bhopal. He is joining the astrochemistry sub-group with a project on Controlled Laboratory Astrochemistry. 


June 2023

A warm welcome to our new PhD student Nanditha. She obtained her master degree from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Tirupati. She will join the CryoQute experiment.

Chao He

April 2023

Dr. Chao He from the University of Hawaii at Manoa has joined our group as a new post-doc. She will be working on the Cross-Molecular-Beam machine. Welcome, Chao.


March 2023

Let’s congratulate Dr. Patrik Stranak for his successful Ph.D. defence. The title of his talk was “Exploring conformationally and state-resolved ionic and neutral reactions”.

Mikhail Popov

February 2023

A warm welcome to our new PhD student Mikhail Popov. He obtained his master degree from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow. He will work on the CryoQute experiment.

Prerna and Jutta 2

August 2022

Prerna and Jutta have recently been awarded prestigious Endress and Ambizione Fellowships. Congratulations !

June 2022

Our group has recently been awarded an Advanced Grant over CHF 2.5M by the Swiss National Science Foundation to develop quantum technologies for single molecular ions and explore their applications. (read more..)


March 2022

A hearty congratulations to Ludger Ploenes for successfully defending his thesis. His thesis is about “A Novel Crossed-Molecular-Beam Setup: Investigating state- and conformer-specific effects in bimolecular reactions”.


March 2022

Dr. Prerna Paliwal from the Weizmann Institute of Science has joined our group as a new post-doc. She will be working on the development of Cryo Quantum technology. Welcome, Prerna.