About SAOG

In memoriam Hans-Peter Haerri

With great sadness, the SAOG team announces that its long-term member Hans-Peter Haerri passed away on April 16th, 2022 after long illness. Hans-Peter was an enduring supporter of the annual SAOG Meeting for more than two decades and played an important part in the local organization of the meeting as well as treasurer of SAOG corporation. His cheerful attitude and bright smile will be missed.

SAOG represents the Surface Science and Thin Films Community of Switzerland

The main activity of the SAOG group is organising the annual SAOG Meeting - a one day symposium covering newest developments in the field of surface, interface and nanoscale sciences.
Distinguished invited speakers (with four nobelists so far) and contributed oral and poster presentations by young representatives from the field characterize the SAOG meeting.
Beyond oral presentations, the exhibition by manufacturers of technical equipment and the poster session during lunch and coffee breaks are special highlights of our meeting.

37th SAOG Meeting: February 3rd, 2023

Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture
Bd de Pérolles 80
CH-1705 Fribourg


  • Camilla Coletti, iit, Pisa, IT
  • Pavel Jelinek, FZU, Prague, CZ
  • Beatriz Roldan, FHI Berlin, D
  • Claus Ropers, MPI & U Göttingen

    Call for papers          Conference poster

This article was updated on May 5, 2022