The Manuel Cardona lecture series offers the ICN2 community and beyond the opportunity to hear from some of the world's top researchers in nano-related fields. They are named in honour of Prof. Manuel Cardona, a Barcelona-born physicist and one of Spain's most prominent scientists who, from his positions abroad, had a profound impact on many of the research centres in our area.

Here we leave you with the recordings of some of the lectures, plus interviews with some of their speakers.

Dr Chetan Nayak May 2023

Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Quantum

Topological superconductivity in superconductor-semiconductor hybrids

Unfortunately this Lecture was not recorded due to confidentiallity issues

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Prof. Sergei V. Kalinin March 2023

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Bits to Atoms and Atoms to Bits: Automated Experiment and Atomic Fabrication in Electron Microscopy

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Prof. Yury Gogotsi April 2021

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

2D Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes): from Discovery to Applications

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Prof. Paul S. Weiss June 2020

UC Presidential Chair, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Bioengineering, and Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Nanotechnology approaches to Biology and Medicine

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Prof. Anders Hagfeldt March 2020

Professor in Physical Chemistry at Laboratory of Photomolecular Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Nanoscale Solar Energy Converters

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Prof. Yang Shao-Horn June 2019

W.M. Keck Professor of Energy, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Electrochemical energy storage for decarbonization

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Prof. Mohamed Eddaoudi March 2019

Director of the Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

MOF Design to Applications:
Impact of pore system control
on gas separations and storage

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Prof. Omar M. Yaghi June 2018

University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

Reticular Chemistry

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Dr Prof. Young Hee Lee March 2017

Director of the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics (CINAP), Korea

Recent progresses in 2D materials in the CINAP

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Prof. Nazario Martín November 2016

Full professor of Organic Chemistry at the University Complutense, Madrid, Spain, Vice-director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Nanoscience of Madrid (IMDEA-Nanoscience), Spain

Carbon Nanostructures for the Ébola virus

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Prof. Susan Trolier‐McKinstry March 2016

Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering and professor of Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Piezoelectric Films for Microelectromechanical Systems

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Prof. Albert Fert November 2015

Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales and Emeritus Professor, >Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, Nobel Prize in Physics 2007

Spin-orbitronics, a new direction for spintronics

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Prof. Konstantin S. Novoselov May 2015

School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, UK, Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010

Materials in the Flatland

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Prof. Luigi Colombo March 2015

Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas, Texas, USA

2D Materials Growth: Prospects and Challenges

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