Prof. Dr. Dominik Zumbühl

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Professor of Experimental Physics
Director, NCCR SPIN
Department of Physics, University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 82
CH-4056 Basel


Tel +41(0)61 207 3693 (office)
+41 (0)61 207 3687 (admin)


Tel+41 (0)61 207 3693Office
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Office 1.16a
LabsCryo LabE01
 Cryo LabE02
 Prep LabE15



Biographical Information

Dominik Zumbühl, born 1974 in Zürich, received a Diploma in Physics in 1998 from ETH Zürich, where he completed a diploma thesis in the Ultrafast Laser Physics Group of Prof. Ursula Keller. Subsequently, he started working on his doctorate in mesoscopic physics at Stanford University in the lab of Prof. Charles Marcus. In 2000, Dominik relocated together with the group to Harvard University, where, in 2004, he obtained a Ph. D. with the title "Coherence and Spin in GaAs Quantum Dots". He then joined the group of Prof. Marc Kastner at MIT as a postdoctoral fellow.

In April 2006, Dominik was appointed as a tenure track assistant professor in the Department of Physics at University of Basel, where he has set up the Quantum Coherence Laboratory performing quantum transport experiments. In 2008, he has received one of the prestigious Starting Grants of the European Research Council (ERC) in the first ERC call (3% funding rate). In April 2012, Dominik was awarded tenure and was promoted to associate professor. From 2015-2019, Dominik served as the Chair of the Department. In February 2021, he took on the role of director of the NCCR SPIN. Dominik is being appointed as Full Professor of Experimental Physics per beginning of the spring semester 2023. 

Dominik enjoys travelling, singing, cooking, fine dining and playing piano with his kids.

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