Marek E. Schmidt has been working in the Mizuta Laboratory (led by Prof. Hiroshi Mizuta) at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology since 2012, working on nanocrystalline graphene and graphene tunnel field effect transistors (TFET). Recently he has focused on the unique helium and nitrogen GFIS-FIB nanofabrication system at JAIST and GFIS technology in general. This involves the application of the precision milling to the fabrication of sub-10-nm graphene nanoribbons with reduced edge defects for improved graphene TFETs performance, the precision tuning of electromechanical graphene resonators, phonon devices and the investigation of nitrogen focused ion beam interaction with various materials.

Prior to this, his Diploma-degree research at the IMTEK, University of Freiburg, Germany, focused on the wafer-scale microtensile testing of thin-films and the realization of a micro-electromechanical combined in- and out-of-plane calibration standard. At the University of Southampton, where he was awarded his PhD in 2012, he developed the metal-free plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition of nanocrystalline graphene (NCG) at the wafer scale and worked on methods to prepare graphene devices by Gallium FIB while minimizing ion beam damage. He has been awarded the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral fellowship for overseas researchers in 2012.

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