Fabian Koenemann  Fabian Koenemann photo         

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Research Scientist
Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  Chaos Computer Club (CCC)  |  Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)  |  IEEE


Fabian Könemann joined IBM Research – Zurich in 2015. He is a member of the Materials Integration and Nanoscale Devices (MIND) group.

Fabian and his group use a custom-build, vacuum-based scanning thermal microscope to study heat dissipation and transport in operating nanoscale devices. The setup is situated in one of IBM's Noise-Free Labs, which are among the best shielded nanotechnology labs in the world.

Fabian is involved in the horizon 2020 Project "Connect" – CarbON Nanotube compositE InterconneCTs.

In March 2018, Fabian received an IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for "Nanoscale Thermometry by Scanning Thermal Microscopy". Shortly after, his research poster with the same title was awarded the Swiss NanoConvention Poster Award 2018. In September 2018, the work he preseneted at the THERMINIC conference was awarded the best paper award of the conference.

Fabian is pursuing a PhD degree at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. For his master's thesis, he developed an NEGF-based Poisson-Schrödinger solver from scratch, to study time-dependent quantum transport in carbon nanotube tunneling transistors. He earned his M.Sc. degree in Physics with excellence (1.0) from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2015. Fabian spent the first two semesters of his master's studies at Lund University, Sweden. As a student, he was a fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes).

See also Fabian's LinkedIn profile for more details.