Magnetic & Functional Thin Films Lab

We design and fabricate magnetic and functional thin films with tailored properties arising from nanoscale effects towards applications ranging from magnetoelectronic devices to coatings for biomedical use.


The combination of our profound expertise in sputter deposition methods and decades of background in the design and application of scanning probe microscopes and magnetic property analytical tools provides a competitive edge for the design and fabrication of magnetic and functional thin films with tailored properties.


With our capabilities for tailoring the properties of thin film systems to specific applications and our proven track record of developing new sputter-deposition techniques and scanning probe based analytical tools we contribute to the competitive advantage of our industrial partners and thereby create a positive impact for the society.

Relevance of Magnetic and Functional Thin Films:

  • At the Advanced Atomic Force Microscopy Techniques workshop in Potsdam, our guest scientists' D. Rothhardt and A. Kimouche poster won the "best AFM picture Award". Congratulations!
  • Congratulations to Subas Scheibler on winning the 2022-2 Empa Entrepreneurship Fellowship!
  • Dr. Yaoxuan Feng has taken a research position at Evatec. We are happy to have a former colleague working for one of our industry partners!
  • Subas Scheibler won first prize at the Empa PhD Symposium 2022 for his presentation "Magnetic Designer Particles for Biomedicine". Congratulations!