Prof. Dr. Silvia Schintke

Prof. Dr. Silvia Schintke
HEIG-VD, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
Institute COMATEC - Laboratory of Applied NanoSciences (COMATEC-LANS)
Avenue des Sports 20
CH-1401 Yverdon-les-Bains
Tel: +41 (0)24 557 61 67


Prof. Dr Silvia Schintke is professor for Nano & Materials Engineering and Physics at the Department of Industrial Technologies of the School of Management and Engineering Vaud, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HEIG-VD/HES-SO) since 2002.

With her R&D unit COMATEC-LANS, Laboratory of Applied NanoSciences, Silvia Schintke leads an interdisciplinary group of engineers and scientists active in the field of emerging nanocomposite materials and functional coatings using advanced atomic force microscopy, electrical probing, inkjet printing, as well as tailored coating and analysis techniques.

Her main research interest lies in the development and characterisation of tailored materials and surface structures, as well as demonstrator & pilot system developments for industrial applications, e.g. in the field of photovoltaics, flexible electronics, printing and coating, transparent electrodes, biomedical materials and sensors, active packaging, and product security & traceability.

After her physics diploma at TU Berlin (1997) in the field of metal/semiconductor thin films and surface structures, Silvia Schintke obtained her PhD at the University of Lausanne (2001) with research on ultrathin oxides for electronic and catalytic applications. 

From 2001-2011 she has worked in the field of molecular electronics at the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) "Nanoscale Sciences" and Swiss Nanoscience Institute, University of BaselHer research on the morphology and electronic structure of ultrathin MgO insulators has been awarded with the SPS Award for Applied Physics 2003.

Since 2007 S. Schintke has been initiating and conducting international collaborations in the field of nano- and microelectronics and has been conducting the Swiss participation in several Leonardo da Vinci projects in the field of Nano- and Microtechnology. S. Schintke conducts with her laboratory COMATEC-LANS at HEIG-VD, collaborative national and international applied R&D projects, as well as industrial collaborations in advanced materials and processing, and pilot developments for industrial applications.  

In 2015 S. Schintke has been appointed invited professor by TU Sofia for PhD thesis co-direction at the French Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

S. Schintke is member of the Swiss Physical Society and regularly acts as a reviewer for scientific journals and as independent expert for the European Commission (FP6, FP7, H2020, Horizon Europe).

In addition to her scientific and engineering background, S. Schintke has acquired professional skills in entrepreneurial management and followed postgraduate studies in leadership, financial and strategic management at the University of St. Gallen. In 2014, S. Schintke has obtained her Executive Diploma HSG in General Management (University of St. Gallen).

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