Empa: Thin film Materials & Technologies for a Sustainable Future by Evgeniia P. Gilshtein

When: September 05, 14:00

 Where: Skoltech, MR-408 (TROC-3, Blue building )


 Empa: Thin film Materials & Technologies for a Sustainable Future

 Evgeniia P. Gilshtein

PhD, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Nanomaterials Lab


As the leading Swiss R&D institution in the field of nanostructured materials and a part of the ETH Domain its interfaces and coatings, Empa drive the application-oriented exploita-tion of nanoscale effects and materials in collaborative projects. During this talk, you will learn about current activities and projects of Empa, its departments and research capabili-ties. In addition, you will get an introduction to the activities of Empa’s leading Laboratory for thin films and photovoltaics, which is covering different research areas. The Laboratory for thin films and photovoltaics is doing research and development on not only highly effi-cient thin film solar cells, but also broadening its research activities to the advanced thin-films battery technologies, high-performance functional coatings, materials and components for printed electronics.


Evgeniia P. Gilshtein received her Bachelor degree in Technical physics from the St. Peters-burg State Polytechnical University, and her master degree in Electronics and Nanoelectron-ics from St.Petersburg Academic University RAS and Ioffe Physical Technical Institute RAS, St. Petersburg, Russia. She joined Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in 2014 as a first PhD student of Professor Albert Nasibulin Nanomaterials Lab and defended her PhD thesis in October 2018 as a first CPQM PhD candidate. After the defense, she moved to Switzerland, Zurich, and joined Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics at Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology as a Postdoctoral researcher. Her research interests include the study of high-performance functional layers, properties of various conductive and transparent materials, as well as their applications for the creation of novel stretchable, flexible and smart-coatings.