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Post-Doctoral Researcher
IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland


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Professional Associations:  ETH Alumni  |  NIMS Alumni  |  Swiss Physical Society

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More information:  Thermometry  |  Thermal Transport  |  Thermal Nanoscience


Fabian Menges is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Materials Integration & Nanoscale Devices (MIND) group of the Science & Technology department at the IBM Research - Zurich laboratory. His research is focused on the experimental characterization of thermal energy transfer and conversion processes. He is engaged in the development of tools and techniques for nanoscale thermometry, the study of thermal transport down to the atomic scale, and the fabrication of nonlinear thermal devices.

Prior to joining IBM Research, Fabian studied Materials Science at RWTH Aachen (Germany) and the ETH Zurich (Switzerland). In December 2014, he defended his PhD thesis, reporting on the development of a pico-Watt per Kelvin thermal microscope for scanning probe thermometry. In 2016, Fabian received the Swiss Physical Society Award related to Metrology (SPS 2016 Prize) for his work on "Scanning Probe Thermometry of Nanosystems". Most recently he has been award a Branco Weiss Fellowship to unravel the thermal signatures of energy transfer in nanoscale junctions by developing a novel experimental technique for thermoplasmonic nano-imaging down to the nanometer-femtosecond scale. As a Branco Weiss Fellow, Fabian will investigate the elementary steps of thermodynamic processes at the transition from the classical to the quantum regime. He aims to pave the way for the development of thermal machines based on quantum critical fluids and molecular engines by uncovering the physical connections between energy dissipation, information processing and the emergence of living structures.



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IEEE Spectrum: A New Tool That Can Take the Temperature of Nanoelectronics