After a B.Sc. in Applied Physics and Engineering delivered by the University of Strasbourg (France) in 2010, Sara Freund received her M.Sc. in Nanoscience from the University of Basel (Switzerland) in 2014. She was awarded the best Master Thesis SNI Prize for her work.
For her Ph.D. in the field of experimental solid state physics and surface science, she joined the group of Prof. E. Meyer at the Department of Physics of the University of Basel (Switzerland). During her stay in the group of Prof. Meyer, she studied the anchoring of single dye molecules on the surface of semiconductors by Atomic Force Microscopy under ultra-high vacuum conditions and graduated in 2018 with Summa cum Laude.
Since March 2019, she is a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Ph. Cattin at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the University of Basel (Switzerland) and co-leads the Planning and Navigation Group of the MIRACLE project, which is dedicated to the development of new minimally invasive navigation systems, as well as innovative visualization of the planning and progress of surgical interventions based on virtual and augmented reality techniques.
S. Manavi, S. Freund, A. Zam, G. Rauter and P. C. Cattin. Fabrication and characterization of a flexible FBG-based shape sensor using single-mode fibers. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 69, no. 8, pp. 2488-2498. read
S. Manavi, T. Renna, A. Horvath, S. Freund, A. Zam, G. Rauter, W. Schade, and P. C. Cattin. Using supervised deep-learning to model edge-FBG shape sensors: a feasibility study. Proc. SPIE 11772, Optical Sensors 2021, 117720P. read
L. Iafolla, M. Filipozzi, S. Freund,A. Zam, G. Rauter and P. C. Cattin.Machine learning-based method for linearization and error compensation of a novel absolute rotary encoder. Measurement in press(2020). read
L. Iafolla, M. Filipozzi, S. Freund, A. Zam, G. Rauter and P. C. Cattin. Proof of Concept of a Novel Absolute Rotary Encoder. Sensor and Acuators A 312, 112100 (2020). read
S. Scherb, A. Hinaut, R. Pawlak, G. Vilhena, Y. Liu, S. Freund,Z. Liu, X. Feng, K. Müllen, Th. Glatzel, A. Narita and E. Meyer. Giant thermal expansion of a two-dimensional supramolecular network triggered by alkylchain motion. Communications Materials 1, 8 (2020). read
L. Iafolla, L. Witthauer, S. Freund, L. Fasel, A. Zam, G. Rauter and P. C. Cattin. Preliminary Tests of the Miniaturization of a Novel Concept of Angular Sensors. 2019 IEEE SENSORS, Montreal, QC, Canada, 2019, pp. 1-4. read
L. Iafolla, L. Witthauer, S. Freund, A. Zam, G. Rauter and P. C. Cattin. Data Acquisition System for a Medical Tracking Device based on a Novel Angular Sensor : How to Acquire and Process Data from the ASTRAS Tracking System. 2019 IEEE SENSORS, Montreal, QC, Canada, 2019, pp. 1-4. read
S. Freund, A. Hinaut, N. Marinakis, E. C. Constable, E. Meyer, C. E. Housecroft, and Th. Glatzel. Comparing a Porphyrin- and a Coumarin based dye adsorbed on NiO(001). Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 10, 874–881 (2019). read
S. Freund, R. Pawlak, L. Moser, A. Hinaut, R. Steiner, N. Marinakis, E. C. Constable, E. Meyer, C. E. Housecroft and Th. Glatzel. Transoid-to-Cisoid Conformation Changes of Single Molecules on Surfaces Triggered by Metal Coordination. ACS Omega3, 12851-12856 (2018). read
A. Hinaut, T. Meier, R. Pawlak, S. Freund, R. Jöhr, Th. Glatzel, S. Decurtins, K. Müllen, A. Narita, S.-L. Liu and E. Meyer. Electrospray Deposition of Structurally Complex Molecules Revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy. Nanoscale 10, 1337 (2018). read
S. Freund, A. Hinaut, N. Marinakis, E. C. Constable, E. Meyer, C. E. Housecroft and Th. Glatzel. Anchoring of a Dye Precursor on NiO(001) Studied by Non–Contact Atomic Force Microscopy. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology9, 242-249 (2018). read
A. Hinaut, B. Eren, R. Steiner, S. Freund,R. Jöhr, Th. Glatzel, E. Meyer and S. Kawai. Nanostructuring of an Alkali Halide Surface by Low Temperature Plasma Exposure. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.19, 16251-16256 (2017). read
S. Freund,A. Hinaut, R. Pawlak, S.-L. Liu, S. Decurtins, E. Meyer and Th. Glatzel. Morphology Change of C60 Islands on Organic Crystals Observed by Atomic Force Microscopy. ACS Nano10, 5782-5788 (2016). read