The nano tech as an international exhibition and conference for nanotechnology takes place annually at the International Exhibition Center in Tokyo. The event presents the latest innovations in nanotechnology products and processes from all over the world. Furthermore, the event is dedicated to the topic of environmental protection. Specifically, the focus here lays on nanotechnologies that help prevent environmental damage and tap new energy sources. As part of nano tech, the so-called "nano tech Awards" are being granted for outstanding achievements in the field of nanotechnology.

In the course of the ANF Commercialization Workshop in conjunction with the 20th Asia Nano Forum Summit, Rudolf Heer was honored to give a presentation on February 1. The given theme for this workshop was “Nanotech Innovation to Industrialization & Internationalization (NI3)”. Heer's presentation specifically addressed offering nano structuring tools in the cleanroom as a service for start-ups, SMEs and large companies. The workshop was held in a hybrid format.

About the person

Rudolf Heer graduated from the HTBL and VA St. Pölten in the field of communications engineering and electronics in 1987. In 1988 he started his studies of electrical engineering at the Vienna University of Technology. The diploma thesis at the Institute for Quantum Electronics and Laser Technology enabled him to deepen his knowledge in areas of laser physics and to complete his diploma studies in 1996. The subsequent doctoral studies at the TU Vienna were carried out at the Institute for Solid State Electronics. The main focus laid on semiconductor and low temperature physics using scanning tunneling microscopy. During his doctoral studies he started working as a university assistant with corresponding teaching activities. After finishing his doctoral studies (summa cum laude) in 2000 he started to work in industry. His first focus was the system integration of high-frequency front-end modules used in mobile communications. In 2004 Heer was entrusted with the establishment and management of the Nanocomponents Research group at AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology. After more than 15 years at AIT, Heer joined SAL in October 2019. At SAL, he functions now as Head of Research Unit Electronic Sensors. The focus of his current scientific activities is on the fabrication and characterization of nanoscale devices and the measurement of minute electrical and magnetic signals.