Born in: Switzerland
Primary research category: Optical and Magnetic Resonance Microscopy/Spectroscopy
Research location / employer: Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Fellowship dates: 2016-2021
- Senior Scientist, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 2022-current
- Branco Weiss Fellow, Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 2017-2021
- Guest Research Associate, Department of Molecular Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan 2017-2019
- ETH Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 2013-2016
- PhD in Chemistry, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland 2009-2013
- MSc in Chemistry, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 2007-2008
- BSc in Chemistry, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 2004-2007
- Erasmus Exchange to ENS Paris, France 2006
Nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamonds are defects, where a carbon atom is replaced by a nitrogen next to a vacancy. If this nitrogen is negatively charged, it has at the same time fluorescent and electron spin properties. The highly sensitive optical polarization and detection of the electron spin resonance enables measurements of single electron spins at room temperature. Dr. Takuya Segawa will seek to measure nanoscale distances between two nanodiamonds. His vision is to chemically attach nanodiamonds to proteins inside cells and to perform distance measurements of single molecules.
Since 2023, Dr. Takuya Segawa is a Senior Scientist with “Focus Education” at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, ETH Zurich. He is responsible for the laboratory courses in physical chemistry for different study programs. In his remaining time, he is developing a low-cost Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer, targeting education and research for the academia of the Global South.
- ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship 2013-2016
- Member of the Swiss Study Foundation 2005-2013