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MCAA Alumni of the Year 2014 Award
Cover Image of CVD, work of Mostafa
IMC website header, top right SEM picture of diatom world, imaged by Mostafa
Fe FEBID imaged by Dr. Gottfried Hochleitner
  • Research work of Mostafa, Philipp and Heinz on pure and conductive gold was featured in more than 25 international media including ScienceDaily, EurekaAlert (AAAS), Physicsworld (IOP), Microscopy and Analysis (Wiley) as well as national newspaper Die Presse, Der Standard, Kleine Zeitung, Austrian Press Agency (APA) etc.  Some links can be found here
  • Paper published at Nature publication group's journal Scientific Reports on highly conductive and pure FEBID gold nanostructure. Bionanobeam group issued a press release about this work.
  • Philipp, Mostafa, Heinz's work on highly conductive & pure FEBID gold nanostructures  has been regarded as one of the top 3 remarkable progress of the field in FEBIP 2016
  • Heinz co-organized the biannual FEBIP Workshop in Vienna July 2016
  • Mostafa gave a talk at CELINA Meeting Krakow, Poland in May 2016
  • Mostafa and Heinz joined International Micro and NanoEngineering (MNE) conference in Netherlands with 2 talks and 3 posters.
  • Martina, Patrick, Johann and Heinz attended to the 14th Meeting of the Austrian Neuroscience Association (ANA) in Sazlburg, Austria with 3 poster contributions.
  • Mostafa awarded the PhD degree in August 2015 and started working as a Post-doctoral researcher in the Bionanobeam group.
  • Johann Mika awarded his PhD degree in July 2015 and started working as a Post-doctoral researcher in the Bionanobeam group.
  • Poster on Electron beam induced etching received the Best Poster Award at EIPBN 2015 among all posters (125)
  • Heinz presented his invited poster on Etching at EIPBN 2015
  • Group Members (Heinz, Johann and Mostafa) joined the EIPBN conference at San Diego, US
  • Mostafa has been awarded as the Best Graduate Student at European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) Spring Meeting 2015 held on Lille, France for his outstanding contribution in the symposium Z
  • Heinz gave an invited talk at International Workshop on Magnetic Nanowires and Nanotubes 2015 From 3D Nanostructuring Towards Novel Magnetic Data Storages (IWMNN) 2015
  • Dom and Mostafa's work published at ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
  • Groups advent celebration party on December 12, 2015
  • Work of Marco Gavagnin published at ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
  • Mostafa's work has been featured as the cover image of the chemical vapor deposition journal published by Wiley.
  • A SEM image of Mostafa M Shawrav has been placed in the the International Microscopy Congress 2014 website heading. It is the top right green picture which shows different kinds of diatom.
  • An image of Gottfried Hochleitner (a former PhD of this group) has been published in the German Journal Spektrum.The work was conducted during his PhD period in this group.
  • Mostafa Moonir Shawrav has been awarded the 2014 IFSM Young Scientists Scholarship. Only 50 young researchers from all over the world will join the IFSM School at IMC. Link
  • 3 Abstracts of the group members have been accepted for the International Microscopy Congress (IMC) in Prague 2014.
  • Guest Lecture: Dr. Harald Plank from Graz University of Technology has delivered a talk on April 23, 11.45. Lecture Announcement
  • Guest Lecture: Prof. Dr. Hubertus Marbach from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg will give a talk on "Electron Beam Induced Surface Activation" at FKE Seminar room on January 23, 17.15. Interested Scientists are welcome to join this talk. Guest Lecture Announcement
  • X-mas celebration on December 3, 2013
  • Group members went bowling on Tuesday November 12, 2013
  • 2 papers published in Phys. Status Solidi A
  • Alumni Meeting of the group was held on September 27, 2013
  • Group members (Marco, Mostafa & Dr. Heinz) presented 5 posters and Dr. Heinz gave an oral presentation at MNE 2013 in London
  • A Poster titled "Optical microscopy of artificially isolated axons on microelectronic measurement platform" presented by Johann Mika got the Best Poster Prize at "Life Science" session of  Microscopy Conference 2013.
  • Dr. Heinz Wanzenboeck gave a lecture at the Austrian Centre for Electron Microscopy, Graz University of Technology. (June 2013)
  • Guest Lecture: Prof.dr. Russell Cowburn from Cambridge University visited our group and gave a talk on "Magnetic ratchet for 3-dimensional memory and logic". (April 2013) 
  • Guest Lecture: Dr. Harald Plank from Graz University of Technology visited our group and gave a talk on " Exploiting the full potential of Focused electron beam induced deposition (FEBID)" (October 2012)
  • Members of BioNanoBeam organized a 5-day workshop on "Nanostructurings methods utilising electron & ion beam process" for the ENHANCE fellows. Workshop Program (September 2012)

Regular Group Activity

  • Every two weeks, students and researchers discuss their scientific work with Dr. Heinz and other colleagues
  • Group members go to Lunch together on every Thursday
  • Every two or three months, group members organize social activity evening (Bowling/sight seeing/sports etc.)
  • Group organize an alumni meeting at least twice in a year
  • At Christmas, group organize a dinner party