NanoSeminars

The NanoSeminars were established to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas, based around a lecture by a world-class invited researcher.

The ICN2 brings to you three thematic series:

  • Nano in Medicine & Health
  • Nano in Physics
  • Nano in Chemistry and Materials

The series about Medicine & Health is a joint initiative between the Nanomedicine Lab at the University of Manchester and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2).

Through the NanoSeminars we intend to facilitate active participation and lively discussions on topics which are of common interest to the lectures, the attendees and the different institutions involved. In each event the main lecture by the guest scientist will be preceded by a short presentation related to the topic given by a junior researcher. This combination will give younger scientists the opportunity to gain visibility and will also contribute to articulate the discussion on the topic addressed in the lecture.

We are delighted to share with you these exciting events and get you involved. Learn below about the upcoming NanoSeminars and watch the recorded videos of the lectures (which are published shortly after the event is held).

Upcoming NanoSeminars

Prof. Floris Zwanenburg 9 December 2021, at 15:00 (CET) VIA ZOOM

Associate Professor at University of Twente’s MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology
Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede, The Netherlands

Silicon and Germanium Quantum electronics

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Prof. Floris Zwanenburg - Silicon and Germanium Quantum electronics

The main lecture by the guest scientist will be preceded by a short presentation by Dr Isaac Alcón, Postdoctoral Researcher at Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience Group, ICN2,
entitled: "Nanoporous graphene: A novel platform for carbon nanoelectronics".

Scheduled NanoSeminars

  • 13 Jan: Nano in Chemistry & Materials
    Erik Johanssen
    , Group leader at Uppsala University, Dept. of Chemistry
  • 27 Jan: Nano in Medicine & Health
    Anja Boisen, Head of Centre of Excellence at Dept. of Micro and Nanotechnology at Technical University of Denmark
  • 10 Feb: Nano in Physics
    Sayani Majumadar
    , Adjunct professor and senior scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • 24 Feb: Nano in Chemistry & Materials
    Liberato Manna
    , Senior researcher and associate director for Materials and Nanotechnologies at Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)
  • 24 Mar: Nano in Physics
    Costanza Toninelli
    , Group leader at Italian National Institute of Optics (INO-CN)
  • 7 Apr: Nano in Chemistry & Materials
    Nam-Gyu Park
    , School of Chemical Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University
  • 21 Apr: Nano in Medicine & Health
    Bradley Nelson
    , Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zürich

NanoSeminars Archive

Prof. George Malliaras 25 November 2021, at 15h (CET) / 14h (UK) - VIA ZOOM

Prince Philip Professor of Technology at the University of Cambridge, UK

Technology for Bioelectronic Medicine

Co-organised by ICN2 and Nanomedicine lab at the University of Manchester
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The main lecture by the guest scientist was preceded by a short presentation by Dr Samuel Flaherty, Postdoctoral Researcher at NanoNeuro team, Nanomedicine Lab, University of Manchester, entitled: "Investigating the post stroke brain using graphene transistor arrays".

Prof. Eric Pop 28 October 2021 at 16:00 (CET) - VIA ZOOM

Electrical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and SystemX Alliance Stanford University, Stanford, USA

What Are 2D Materials Good For?

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The main lecture by the guest scientist was preceded by a short presentation by Dr Emigdio Chávez, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at ICN2 Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group, entitled: "Anisotropic thermal conductivity of layered 2D SnSe2".

Prof. Diego Ghezzi 14 October 2021 at 15:00 (CET) - VIA ZOOM

Medtronic Chair in Neuroengineering, EPFL Center for Neuroprosthetics and Institute of Bioengineering,
School of Engineering, Switzerland

Translational research in organic neuroprosthetics

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The main lecture by the guest scientist was preceded by a short presentation by Dr Steven Walston, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at ICN2 Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices Group, entitled "Graphene-based Neural Interface Devices".

Prof. Dr. Yana Vaynzof 30 September 2021 at 15:00 (CET) - VIA ZOOM

Technical University of Dresden, Germany

Reproducibility in Perovskite Solar Cells

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The main lecture by the guest scientist was preceded by a short presentation by Dr. Masoud Karimipour, from the ICN2 Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group, entitled "Perovskite Solar Cells: From materials to highly efficient and stable devices".

Aitor Lopeandía Fernández 16 September at 15:00 (CET) - VIA ZOOM

UAB Senior Researcher and member of the ICN2 Thermal Properties of Nanoscale Materials Group

Using phonons to investigate growth kinetics
and phase transitions in ultra-thin films

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