Dr. Helmut Schift

Helmut Schift studied electrical engineering at University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and the École Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Strasbourg, France, and performed his Ph.D. studies at the Institute of Microtechnology Mainz, Germany. After his graduation in 1994, he joined the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Villigen, Switzerland as a research staff member, where he heads the Polymer Nanotechnology Group in the Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology. Since more than 20 years he is involved in the development of nanoimprint lithography (NIL) as an alternative nanopatterning method and has worked in national and international projects and on a range of applications. In 2015, during the celebration of 20 years of Nanoimprint Lithography, he was awarded the Nanoimprint Pioneer Award.