Our research is concerned with the preparation of cold and controlled molecules and ions and their applications in chemistry and physics. Click here to learn more.


On this site you can find information on the group, our research topics and  opportunities for Wahlpraktika, Master theses and PhD theses.

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Welcome to the
Willitsch Group
Cold and Controlled Molecules and Ions

Our work is supported by the following sponsors and research networks:

  1. BulletSept. 2015: Pascal won a prize for his poster on cold ion-neutral reactions at the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Chemical Society. Congratulations !

  2. BulletMar. 2015: The group has been awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation Consolidator Grant over CHF 2’000’000 on conformationally controlled chemistry.

  1. BulletJuly 2017: Ian won a prize for his poster titled: “Superstatistical energy distributions of an ion interacting with a neutral buffer gas” at the 49th EGAS conference held at Durham University, UK. His work was recently published in PRL. Congratulations!

  2. BulletJune 2016: Daniel defended his PhD thesis titled: “Reactive collisions with conformationally controlled molecules”. Congratulations!

  3. BulletMay 2016: Arezoo defended her PhD thesis titled: “Scalable Microchip Ion Traps and Guides for Cold Molecular Ions”. Congratulations!

  4. BulletApril 2016: Matthias defended his PhD thesis titled: “Dipole-forbidden  vibrational transitions in molecular ions: ”A novel route to precision spectroscopy and studying effects of interest to fundamental physics”. Congratulations!

Recent graduates : Matthias, Arezoo and Daniel