Who We Are

Leading scientist and operation manager:


Dr. Tristan O. Nagy is working as a scientific researcher and lecturer at the Department of Physical Chemistry of Vienna University. His fields of research are laser spectroscopy and fundamental electrochemistry of galvanic passive-coating systems. Along with the experimental studies during and after his doctoral work he has been heavily involved in several national and international projects for over eight years. For those, he was primarily responsible for the development, set-up and automation of integrated laser-experimental lab systems. The laser-spectroscopic developments which he and Ulrich Pacher worked up and deployed at the Nanotechnology of Interfaces working group are the foundation of the LIStrat-technology.

Leading technician:


Ulrich Pacher works as leading techical assistant in the Nanotechnology of Interfaces Working Group at the Department of Physical Chemistry of the University of Vienna. In this position, he is deeply involved into the conceptual and prototypization of the running LIBS-Systems. At LIStrat, he is responsible for the actuation and manipulation of laser setups as well as evaluation and visualization of the experimental results.

Scientific development:


Morris J.J. Weimerskirch is studying physics at the University of Vienna and worked together with Tristan Nagy and Ulrich Pacher on the analysis of passive metal films. He is responsible for the extension and enhancement of the detection mechanism used in the LIStrat setup and explores different data analysis methods to improve speed and accuracy even further.

Scientific Research Assistant:


Evgeniya Paulis finished her studies in Materials Chemistry at the D.I. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia. Currently she is involved in LIBS-experiments for the characterization of state-of-the-art galvanic coating systems for corrosion protection as a part of her diploma thesis. She will continue her work on the laser-driven analysis of multi-component alloy coatings for her PhD. Evgeniya is responsible for the multi-parametric customization of the laser-ablation process and optimization of the optical output for each new material and sample structure.

Host and Mentor:


As leader of the Nanotechnology of Interfaces Working Group and Head of Department of Physical Chemistry at the University of Vienna, Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Wolfgang Kautek can rely on a vast network of working groups and societies, european and world wide. During his successful career in surface technology and analysis he has likewise been involved in industry at Siemens and IBM as well as in science, e.g. at the Federal Institute of Materials and Testing (BAM) in Berlin , Germany. As host and mentor he provides council and connectivity to our young start-up.

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