Creating the FutureInterdisciplinary Projects
The central concern of the Academy of Sciences is the promotion of interdisciplinary exchange between its members, who work together across the boundaries of individual research institutions and across different disciplines. For this reason, personnel and research funds are made available for innovative scientific projects carried out jointly by several Hector Fellows.
Each Hector Fellow can apply with at least one additional Hector Fellow for an interdisciplinary project. If approved, postdocs and/or doctoral positions will be advertised at the respective institutes or filled with scientists from their network.
Currently we support the following interdisciplinary doctoral projects
Dr. Wadood Haq – Hector Fellow Eberhart Zrenner
Shadi Nashashibi – Hector Fellow Jürg Leuthold
In this project the Hector Fellows Jürg Leuthold and Eberhart Zrenner are working together with the HFA Postdoc Dr. Wadood Haq (Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen) and doctoral student Shadi Nashashibi (ETH Zurich) towards the next generation of retinal implants. By combining highly sensitive photodetectors with a microelectrode array operating under a new stimulation paradigm, the RetinaSensor will enable previously unachieved spatial and temporal resolution in electric retinal implant technologies.
Find here an overview of the already completed projects.