Welcome to

5th Erwin Schrödinger Symposium 2023

2023 Nano and Photonics conference

Mauterndorf Castle, Mauterndorf
Salzburg, Austria

Preliminary Program:
Nano and Photonics Mauterndorf 2023


For more information regarding the 2023 edition of the conference, please download the booklet.


Wednesday, March 15


14:00 – 15:00 Registration


15:00  – 15:15  Welcome


15:15 – 15:45 Alexander Pogany

(Federal Ministry for Climate Change, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology)

“Austrian Research Policy in Nanotechnology and Photonics”


15:45 – 16:15 Silvia Mittler (University of Western Ontario)

Waveguide Evanescent Field Microscopies for Cell- and Bacteria-Biophysics


16:1516:45 Coffee


16:45 – 17:15 Georg Schitter (TU Wien)

“AFM-Based Electrical Measurements on Device- and Wafer-Level up to 90 GHz”


17:15 – 17:45 Benedikt Schwarz (TU Wien)

Integrated mid-infrared semiconductor laser frequency combs



Thursday, March 16


08:30–09:00 Wolfgang Kern (University of Leoben)

“Immobilization of bisacylphosphinoxides and acylgermanes: Formation and application of photoreactive surfaces and particles”


09:00–09:30 Joachim Krenn (University of Graz)

“Gain, lasing and photocurrents of colloidal quantum dots”


09:30–10:00 Christoph Kleber (Danube Private University)

“fs-laser treatment of Ti and Ti-alloys used for medical purposes and their surface characterization”


10:0010:30 Coffee


10:30 – 11:00 Gregor Trimmel (Graz University of Technology)

“Perylene-Aryl-Perylene non-fullerene acceptors in organic solar cells”


11:00 – 11:30 Philipp Hurdax (JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH)



11:30 – 12:00 Peter Banzer (University of Graz)

“Rethinking Sensing – Towards the Development of Next Generation Camera Technology”




15:30 – 16:15 Key Note Lecture:

Nicola Hüsing (Paris Lodron University Salzburg)

“Hybrid Porous Materials and Nanostructures – Design of Concave and Convex Curvatures”


16:15 – 16:45 Wolfgang Fritzsche (Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology)

“Bioanalytics using plasmonic nanostructures” 


16:45 – 17:15 Koji Toma (Shibaura Institute of Technology)

“Surface plasmon polaritons for label-free bioimaging and continuous biosensing”


17:15 – 17:45 Coffee


17:45 – open end Postersession



Friday, March 17


08:30–09:00 Boris Mizaikoff (Ulm University)

“Mid-Infrared Photonics: Quo Vadis?”


09:00–09:30 Maria Minunni (Università degli Studi di Firenze & ETH Zürich)

“Recent trends in Bioanalysis: from biomimetic receptors to point-of-care drugs analysis” 


09:30 – 10:00 Jakub Dostalek (AIT & Czech Academy of Sciences)

“Plasmonic Nanostructures with Responsive Polymer Interfaces for Actuating and Biosensing” 


10:0010:30 Coffee


10:30 – 11:00 Teresa Rodrigues (Univ. Lille & AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH)

“Discovery of a Peptide Nucleic Acid (PNA) aptamer for cardiac troponin I: substituting DNA with neutral PNA maintains picomolar?”


11:00 – 11:30 Simone Fortunati (University of Parma)

“Smart Electrochemical Biosensors Based on Innovative Receptors and Nanomaterials for Application in Point-of-Care Testing?”


11:30 – 11:45 Closing Remarks



For information regarding the 2019 edition of the conference, please download the program.