Janine Splettstößer received her PhD at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa in Italy and Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany in 2007. She came to Chalmers in the end of 2013, after some years as postdoc in Switzerland and as University Professor in Germany.
Janine Splettstößer's research interests lie in the field of quantum transport in nanostructures. In 2013, she was appointed as a Wallenberg Academy Fellow by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. It is a career programme for young researchers, and provides long-term funding for young, promising Swedish and foreign researchers from all academic fields. She is also a Mercator Fellow of the Graduate School "Quantum many-body methods in condensed matter systems" at the RWTH Aachen.
Her inauguration lecture at MC2 on 29 April was entitled "Heat engines and thermoelectric devices at the nanoscale". It was an introduction on nano-scale systems, such as quantum dots, as possible implementation of heat-engines and refrigerators. Especially she focused on novel phenomena expected in nanoscale heat engines, when brought out of equilibrium.
Janine Splettstößer is a member of the Applied Quantum Physics Laboratory.
Fresh coffee and buns were served for all attendants.
Text and photo: Michael Nystås