University of Konstanz (UKON)
The University of Konstanz is in the “QS Top 50 under 50”, the 2015 ranking of the 50 best young universities worldwide where it is listed as the best German institution. It is one of the eleven German “elite universities”. Research in the Department of Physics focusses on the physics of nanostructures and mesoscopic systems, soft condensed matter physics as well as on ultrafast optics in both theory and experiment.
Prof. Eva Weig leads the Nanomechanics Group focusing on controlling and interfacing nanomechnaical systems of high mechanical quality factor. In HOT, UKON will direct is efforts to exploring nanomechanical band structures.