NanoSpain conf
Conf 2008
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During the last two decades, a revolutionary scientific new age, based on the capacity to observe, characterize, manipulate and organize matter in the nanometric scale, is appearing. In this scale, physics, chemistry, materials science, computational theory, and engineering converge towards the same theoretical principles and experimental findings that are basically governed by the laws of the Quantum Mechanics. Nanotechnology involves these interdisciplinary knowledge areas and methodologies in order to study, manufacture and characterize functional structures with dimensions of tens of nanometers.

In 2008, Spain and Portugal (through their respective networks NanoSpain and PortugalNano) decided to join efforts in order that NanoSpain2008 event facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and promote interdisciplinary discussions not only in Spain but among the different groups from Southern Europe.
Other objectives will also be to enhance industrial participation and permit considering the situation of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in the south of Europe.
In 2008, this event will therefore be organised in collaboration with 3 networks:

Spanish Nanotechnology Network
NanoSpain (Spain): 240 Spanish groups with around 1500 researchers in total - one of the widest Spanish scientific networks
Portugalnano (Portugal): 188 Portuguese groups
C´Nano Grand Sud Ouest
C'Nano Grand Sud Ouest (France): 50 labs and more than 500 researchers

Invited Speakers

   Emilio Artacho (Cambridge University, UK) - Theory & Modelling
   Rob H. Bergmans (NMi Van Swinden Laboratorium B.V, The Netherlands) - Nanometrology
   Robert H. Blick (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) - NEMS
Trevor Douglas (Montana State University, USA) - Nanochemistry
Daisuke Fujita (National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan) - SPM/Nanomaterials
Andre Gourdon (CEMES - CNRS, France) - Molecular Electronics
   Mathias Kläui (University of Konstanz, Germany) - Nanomagnetism
   Tobias J. Kippenberg (Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany) - Nanophotonics
Sebastien Lecommandoux (ENSCPB - University of Bordeaux, France) - Nanochemistry
   Oscar L. Malta (Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil) - Nanomaterials
   Mervyn Miles (University of Bristol, UK) - SPM

Keynote Speakers (Parallel Sessions)

   Mario Barberan Santos (IST and IN, Portugal) - NanoChemistry
   Pedro Brogueira (IST, Portugal) - NanoFabrication
   Jose A. Covas (I3n, Univ. Minho, Portugal) - NanoComposites
   Paulo Freitas (INESC-MN, IST and INL, Portugal) - NanoBiotechnology
   Javier Grávalos (Acciona, Spain) - Industrial
   Teresa Monteiro (University of Aveiro and I3N, Portugal) - NanoPhotonics
   Roberto Otero (UAM, Spain) - NanoChemistry
Josep Samitier (IBEC, Spain) - NanoBiotechnology
   Julio Santaren (TOLSA S.A., Spain) - Industrial
   Javier Tamayo (IMM-CSIC, Spain) - NanoFabrication
Niek van Hulst (ICFO, Spain) - NanoPhotonics

In order to organise the various sessions and to select contributions, the meeting will be structured in the following thematic lines, but interactions among them will be promoted:

1. NanoBiotechnology/Nanomedicine
2. NanoMaterials
3. NanoElectronics/Molecular Electronics
4. NanoChemistry
5. Nanomagnetism
6. Nanophotonics
7. Nanotubes
9. Scanning Probe Microscopies (SPM)
10. Scientific Policy
11. Simulation at the nanoscale
Nanospain2008 Material Online
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Download Conference Abstract Book (Posters) (39.0Mb)

Thematic parallel sessions will also be organised to enhance information flow between participants and in particular:

-Exchange information of current work in specific research areas
-Solve particular technological problems
-Look for areas of common ground between different technologies
-Provide contributions to specific reports

The following Thematic Sessions will be organised:

1. NanoBiotechnology (Coordinator: Josep Samitier & Angel Rubio)
2. NanoFabrication (Coordinators: Francesc Perez-Murano & Fernando Briones)
3. Industrial (Coordinators: Jose Luis Viviente & Emilio Prieto)
4. NanoChemistry (Coordinators: Jaume Veciana & Nora Ventosa)
5. NanoOptics & NanoPhotonics (Coordinators: Juan José Saenz & Antonio Garcia Martin)
6. Nanocomposites (Coordinator: Carlos Bernado (INL, Portugal)