About us

The research group Physics of Nanostructured Materials (group speaker Jani Kotakoski) is part of the research focus Complex Nanoscale Matter of the Faculty of Physics. The group studies the fundamental physics of novel materials under dimensional constraints as well as novel low-dimensional materials. This includes investigations of their formation, structural evolution and of the physics of their unique properties. Multiscale phenomena of metals, alloys and polymers with micro/nanocrystalline structures, as well as carbon nanostructures including graphene membranes are in the focus of research. The research group comprehensively tackles structure-property relationships, physical mechanisms of complex defect configurations and their interactions. Systems far from thermodynamic equilibrium including micro/nanocrystalline, disordered and glassy structures are investigated. The three research focuses of the group are Complex Systems and Hybrid Materials, Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Materials.

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Assistant Professor Toma Susi was interviewed in Austria's "Die Presse" newspaper as part of a series on outstanding young researchers.


Heena Inani was selected from over 300 entries to receive the "Microscopy & Microanalysis Student Scholar Award" at the M&M 2019 Meeting in Portland,...

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Friday June 28, 2019, 13:15

Kurt-Gödel Auditory, Ground Floor, Strudlhofgasse 4, 1090 Vienna



The research of Georg Zagler has been highlighted in a video as part of the University of Vienna's online "PhD Corner".


An international collaboration under the co-leadership of Toma Susi took a further step to produce precisely components atom by atom. The results...


The research group of Toma Susi is focused on understanding the effects of electron and ion irradiation on low-dimensional materials via closely...

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