Sonja Neuhaus

Sonja Neuhaus

Sonja Neuhaus (born 1983 in Aarau, Switzerland) is a project leader in the area of polymer nanotechnology at the Institute for Polymer Nanotechnology (INKA) at the University of Applied Sciences (Windisch, Switzerland). She graduated with a Master of Science in materials science with honours from the ETH Zurich in 2008. From 2008-2011 she worked as a PhD student in the laboratory for micro- and nanotechnology (LMN) at the Paul Scherrer Institut in Villigen. Her thesis on the "Functionalization of Polymer Surfaces with Polyelectrolyte Brushes" was supervised by Prof. N.D. Spencer of the Laboratory of Surface Science and Technology at the ETH Zurich and by Dr. C. Padeste (LMN). Working as a project leader in the R&D department of Glas Trösch AG from 2011 to 2013, she extended and deepened her knowledge on methods for coating and functionalizing surfaces. S. Neuhaus is (co-)author of several publications. Main research interests include modification and functionalization of (polymer) surfaces, organic coatings, wettability and wetting phenomena on flat and structured surfaces, surface analysis, polymer technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Hochschule für Technik, Institut für Nanotechnische Kunststoffanwendungen, Switzerland