Prof. Andras Kis
Professor Andras Kis was born in 1975 in Croatia where he finished his undergraduate studies in physics in 1999 at the University of Zagreb. In 2000, he moved to Switzerland where he obtained his PhD (Physics) in 2003. In 2004 he was awarded the prestigious Latsis Universiy prize for his PhD work. From 2004 to 2007 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley in the group of Prof. Zettl. At Berkeley hestudied electrical and mechanical properties of carbon and boron nitride nanotubes and gained experience in microfabrication techniques at the Berkeley Microlab. In 2007 he returned to Switzerland and joined the Electrical Engineering Institute at EPFL and formed a research group as a tenure track Assistant Professor Andras Kis and his group study electrical properties of low-dimensional materials such as 2d transition metaldichalcogenides. In 2009, Andras Kis was awarded the ERC starting grant (1.8 million Euros) for a research project (acronym FLATRONICS) in the area of electrical properties of dichalcogenide nanolayers.