Prof. Dr. Dominik Zumbühl
Direktor, NCCR SPIN
Dominik Zumbühl
Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Departement Physik
FG Zumbühl

Direktor, NCCR SPIN

Klingelbergstrasse 82
4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 36 93


Büro: 1.16a

Administrative assistant

Prof. Dr. Dominik Zumbühl

Short Biography

Dominik Zumbühl, born 1974 in Zürich, received a diploma in physics in 1998 from ETH Zürich. Subsequently, he worked on his doctorate at Stanford University and then, after relocating with the lab, at Harvard University with Prof. Charles Marcus,  obtaining his PhD in 2004 with title «Coherence and Spin in GaAs Quantum Dots». He then joined the group of Prof. Marc Kastner at MIT as a postdoctoral fellow. In April 2006, Dominik was appointed as a tenure track assistant professor at the Department of Physics at the University of Basel. In 2008, he has received one of the prestigious Starting Grants of the European Research Council (ERC) in the first ERC call, where only 3% of proposals were funded. In April 2012, Dominik was awarded tenure and was promoted to associate professor. In Feb 2023, he was promoted to full professor. From 2015-2019, Dominik was serving as Chair of the Department. In February 2021, he took on the role of director of the NCCR SPIN.

Research Summary

Research focuses on quantum transport experiments in semiconductor nanostructures investigating quantum coherence, electron and holes spins as well as nuclear spins and interactions in semiconductor nanostructures. Ongoing projects include

  • spin qubits (electrons, holes) for quantum computing
  • microkelvin temperatures in nano samples
  • nanowires and 1D systems for novel quantum matter
  • tunneling spectroscopy to probe edge states
  • spin-orbit coupling in quantum dots, wires and wells

See also the group's publications for recent and ongoing projects.