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About the ESG

The Erwin Schrödinger Society for Nanosciences was founded in 1986 with its original name "Erwin Schrödinger Society for Microsciences". It is a unique community of researchers, sponsors and idealists in Austria, who actively contribute to the propagation of knowledge and technology in the field of nanoscience. With the establishment of Erwin Schrödinger Institutes, the society promotes internationally recognised pioneering work in current fields of research.

By exploration of structures in the nanometer scale (10-9m), nanoscience and nanotechnology are expected to drive the development of new nanostructured materials as well as systems for biotechnology and information technology. This requires the development of new tools and processes that operate on a nanometer scale and pave the way for this new technology in the world of atoms and molecules. The obtained know-how will result in novel products that are optimised by nanotechnology.

The ESG-Nano provided important pioneering work in the field of nanoscience in Austria. On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Senator h.c. Dr. N. Rozsenich presented a detailed review: "The role of the ESG for the development of Nanoscience in Austria", ("Die Rolle der ESG in der Entwicklung der Nanowissenschaften in Österreich", PDF, German, 433 kb)

Converging technologies

The board of the ESG

President Univ.Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Eva-Kathrin Ehmoser University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Vice presidents Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Wolfgang Kautek University of Vienna
Dr. Aida Naghilou Medical University of Vienna
Treasurers Dr. Oskar Armbruster plasmo Industrietechnik GmbH
Anna Pavlicek, MSc. MSc. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Secretaries Dr. Hans Löschner IMS, Wien
Ulrich Pacher University of Vienna
Assessors o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz Aussenegg University of Graz
Dr. André Gazsó Austrian Academy of Sciences
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knoll AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Dr. Franz R. Krejs Horizonte Venture Management GmbH, Vienna
o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schubert TU Wien
o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Uwe B. Sleytr University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Additional functions
Secretary general Dr. Oskar Armbruster plasmo Industrietechnik GmbH
Auditors Assoc.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Ilse-Christine Gebeshuber TU Wien
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Klar Johannes Kepler University Linz