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)

PI-nextnano GmbH : Thomas GRANGE holds a master degree in physics from ENS-Lyon, as well as a PhD in Physics from Université Paris VI. Before joining nextnano in 2017, he worked as a postdoc at the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technische Universität München, Germany and the Institut Néel (CNRS) in Grenoble. Thomas is an expert on quantum cascade laser modeling using the non-equilibrium Green’s function method for which he developed the nextnano.QCL software. He contributed to the development of terahertz quantum cascade lasers based on the silicon-germanium material system in the FET-Open project “FLASH” funded by the Horizon 2020 program.