The diacara consultancy was launched in 2016 by Christoph E. Nebel. Based on his 15 years of research in the field of carbon-based materials, he has comprehensive expertise in the manufacturing processes and applications of carbon-based materials. At the core of his scientific activities are diamond and graphene – two new and sophisticated materials currently being optimized for use in emerging technologies ranging from “man-made” diamond jewelry to heat spreaders to power components to quantum technologies.
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Christoph E. Nebel graduated in Electrical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart where he also got his PhD in 1989.
He became a post doc at the Xerox Research Center, Palo Alto, USA between 1990 and 1992 funded by the Lynen Program of the Alexander v. Humboldt Foundation, Germany.
After that he joined the team of Martin Stutzmann at the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technical University Munich in 1993 where he habilitated in 1998.
In 2004 he joined the Diamond Research Center of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, where he was leading the „Bio-Functionalized Device Team“ until 2008 when he went back to Germany to become head of the Micro- and Nano-Sensor Department of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) in Freiburg.
In 2016 he became head of the business unit “Diamond Applications” and founded the consulting agency “Diamond and Carbon Applications (DiaCarA)”.
At the center of his scientific activities is diamond, a new and challenging material, which is currently developed as man-made gemstones as well as for power-electronic applications.