nextnano GmbH, Munich, Germany

nextnano GmbH, based in Poing and Garching b. München, Germany, is a spin-off from the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technische Universität München. It was founded in 2012 to develop and commercialize software for the simulation of electronic and optoelectronic semiconductor nanodevices. nextnano GmbH is currently involved in the FET-Open project FLASH which aims at developing a silicon-germanium-based terahertz quantum cascade laser (QCL). Within this project, nextnano develops software for modelling quantum transport in QCLs. Within the FET-Open project UltraFastNano, nextnano will contribute by modeling the properties of electrostatically gated two-dimensional electron gases that are building blocks for electronic flying qubits. More information:


  • Dr. Stefan BIRNER (Managing Director)
  • Dr. Thomas GRANGE (PI)
  • Maria Cecilia da SILVA FIGUEIRA (R&D Scientist)
  • Dr. Alex Trellakis (R&D Scientist)