Our research focus is on bottom-up nanoelectronics and in particular the electronic characterization of single molecules and nanoparticles for device applications. For this purpose, we employ several methods to create electrodes, such as the electromigration of Au wires, electroburning of multilayer graphene flakes, (gateable) mechanically-controllable break junctions (MCBJs) and a self-aligned fabrication technique for fabricating nano-spaced electrodes over large lengths. Typical experiments consist of measuring current-voltage characteristics as a function of various external stimuli such as electrode separation, gate voltage, temperature, and/or magnetic field. Four main research directions can be identified:


1. Functional molecules

Functional molecules

3. Nanoparticles


2. Molecular magnetism

Molecular magnetism

4. Bio-inspired charge transport

Bio-inspired charge transport