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Friday, 03 August 2018

ICREA Prof. Clivia Sotomayor gives opening keynote speech at the IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology

Her speech,  “Nanophononics: pushing a frontier in nanoscience and nanotechnology”, reviewed the state-of-the art in phononics research and applications. This flagship conference was held in Cork (Ireland) from 23 to 26 July.

ICREA Prof. Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres, leader of the ICN2 Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group, was one of the six keynote speakers at the 18th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology. Held in Cork (Ireland) from 23 to 26 July, the scope of this annual conference spans the breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology, from fundamentals in nano materials, fabrication and characterisation to the development of nano sensors, actuators and nano electronic and photonic devices.

The keynote speech delivered by ICREA Prof. Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres was held right after the opening ceremony on 24 July. Her speech titled “Nanophononics: pushing a frontier in nanoscience and nanotechnology” gave an overview of the state-of-the-art in phononics research and applications. In it she reviewed opto-electronics, thermal management, coherence of wave-based state variables, optical phonon-photon interactions, phononic circuits and other emerging areas of research, all based on the extensive experimental work she leads at the ICN2. Nanophononics research might change the concept of information technologies as we know them today.