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

Director, NCCR SPIN

Klingelbergstrasse 82
4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 36 93


office: 1.16a

Administrative assistant

Prof. Dr. Dominik Zumbühl

Short Biography

Dominik received his PhD at Harvard University in 2004 on quantum coherence and spin in semiconductor quantum dots after receiving a physics diploma from ETH Zürich in 1998 and a MSc in 2000 from Stanford University. After a 2-year postdoc at MIT, Dominik started his own group in 2006 at the University of Basel where he has been working since. In 2008, he received a starting grant in the first ERC call. He was promoted to associate professor in 2012 and to full professor in 2023. He served as Department Chair from 2015-2019 and since 2021, he is the director of the NCCR SPIN, the Swiss National Program on Quantum Computing with Si and Ge spins. In 2023, Dominik was elected fellow of the APS.

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.