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. Udo Bach 19 May 2022, at 3pm (CET) Hybrid EVENT

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Monash University, Australia

Lead Halide Perovskites

Hybrid EVENT , ICN2 Seminar Room & Zoom
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Prof. Udo Bach - Lead Halide Perovskites

The main lecture by the guest scientist will be preceded by a short presentation by Dr Maria Chiara Spadaro
Postdoctoral Researcher at Advanced Electron Nanoscopy group at ICN2, entitled:
"A detailed study of an alternative material for earth abundant and recyclable solar cells"

Scheduled NanoSeminars

NanoSeminars Archive

Dr Johannes Benduhn 05 May 2022

Dresden Integrated Center for Applied Physics and Photonic Materials (IAPP) Institute of Applied Physics, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Narrowband organic photodetectors towards miniaturized, spectroscopic sensing

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The main lecture by the guest scientist was preceded by a short presentation by Juliana de Fátima Giarola
Specialist Technician at NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group at ICN2, entitled:
"Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor for Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis"

Prof. Dr Bradley Nelson 21 April 2022

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

The Robotics Part of Micro and Nano Robotics

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The main lecture by the guest scientist was preceded by a short presentation by Prof. Maria Jose Esplandiu
CSIC Scientific Researcher at Magnetic Nanostructures Group at ICN2, entitled:
"Unraveling the operating mechanisms of chemically powered micro-nano motors"

Prof. Nam-Gyu Park 07 April 2022

School of Chemical Engineering and Center for Antibonding Regulated Crystals Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea

A Game Changer in Photovoltaics: Perovskite Solar Cell

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The main lecture by the guest scientist was preceded by a short presentation by Dr Sonia Ruiz Raga
Senior Researcher at Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group at ICN2, entitled:
"Revealing the spiro-OMeTAD photodoping process in a perovskite solar cell with in-situ impedance spectroscopy and photoluminescence measurements"

Dr Costanza Toninelli 24 March 2022

CNR-INO and LENS, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy

Integrated molecules for photonic quantum technologies

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The main lecture by the guest scientist was preceded by a short presentation by Dr Martin Poblet
Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group, entitled:
"Dielectric substrate characterization using plasmonic nanoantennas"

Dr Avi Schroeder   10 March 2022

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa

Barcoded Nanoparticles for Precision Cancer Medicine: Effects of tumor type and patient sex on anticancer efficacy

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The main lecture by the guest scientist was preceded by a short presentation by Dr Hanan Abumanhal-Masarweh
Associate Researcher, Division of Pharmacy & Optometry, University of Manchester, entitled:
"Targeting the tumor-microenvironment using nanotechnology"

Prof. Liberato Manna 24 February 2022

Department of Nanochemistry, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

Halide perovskite nanocrystals: Synthesis, the role of the surface, heterostructures

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The main lecture by the guest scientist was preceded by a short presentation by Dr Sonia Ruiz Raga
Senior Researcher at Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group at ICN2, entitled:
"Back contact electrode strategies for perovskite solar cells"

Dr Sayani Majumdar 10 February 2022

Microelectronics and Quantum Technologies,
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Neuromorphic Computing and Adaptive Sensing - A Device to Systems Level Perspective

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The main lecture by the guest scientist was preceded by a short presentation by Aleandro Antidormi
Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience Group at ICN2, entitled:
"Neuromorphic computing based on amorphous materials"

Prof. Anja Boisen 27 January 2022

Technical University of Denmark

Micro/Nano Engineering and Drug Delivery

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The main lecture by the guest scientist was preceded by a short presentation by Enric Calucho
Doctoral Student at Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group at ICN2, entitled:
"Point-of-Care nanobiosensors: the necessary bridge between diagnostics and modern medicine"

Prof. Erik Johansson 13 January 2022

Angström Laboratory, Physical Chemistry, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden

Development of perovskite and quantum dot solar cells aiming towards interface control and environmentally friendly materials

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The main lecture by the guest scientist was preceded by a short presentation by Fanny Baumann
Doctoral Student at Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy group at ICN2, entitled:
"An open-access database and analysis tool for perovskite solar cells.
How the Perovskite Database was created and how it can be utilized"

Prof. Floris Zwanenburg 9 December 2021

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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The main lecture by the guest scientist was 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"

Prof. George Malliaras 25 November 2021

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

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

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

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 2021

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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