nextnano Lab is an R&D company created in 2021 to develop new simulation tools for quantum technologies. It is located in the Grenoble metropolitan area, France.

nextnano Lab works on the development of products which are commercialized by nextnano GmbH (see www.nextnano.com). In particular nextnano Lab works on the development of the nextnano.NEGF software.


Dr. Thomas Grange. Thomas is the founder and principal scientist of nextnano Lab.

Thomas is an expert in modeling quantum transport and dynamics using the non-equilibrium Green’s functions method and on the theory of scattering processes in semiconductor heterostructures.

Before founding nextnano Lab SAS, Thomas was working at nextnano GmbH (2017-2021) where he was involved in quantum cascade laser modeling using the non-equilibrium Green’s function method within the EU project FLASH.

Thomas was born in France and studied Physics at the École normale supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon) and at the École normale supérieure (ENS), Paris. His PhD work was on the theory of electron-phonon interaction, polaron formation and dynamics in quantum dots in the group of Robson Ferreira and Gérald Bastard at the ENS. He then joined a the group of Peter Vogl at the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technische Universität München (Germany) as a Humboldt Research Fellow, where he worked on the modeling of transport in quantum cascade lasers and nanowire heterostructures (2009-2013). Between 2013 and 2017, he was working in the group of Alexia Auffèves at Institut Néel (CNRS) in Grenoble (France) on modeling single-photon emission from quantum dots and nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond.

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nextnano Lab

SAS (société par actions simplifiée)
au capital de 10 000 €

RCS Grenoble 900 747 148

900 747 148 00014

FR33 900 747 148

12 chemin des prunelles
38700 Corenc

Thomas Grange (président)

info [at] nextnano-lab.com

Research and development, in particular in theoretical and numerical physics, in quantum physics, and in solid-state physics; the design, manufacture and marketing of scientific software, in particular in the fields of quantum technologies, semiconductors, nanotechnologies, nano-electronics, and optoelectronics; all consultancy and related services.