Fundacion Phantoms
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Universidad Publica de Navarra
Universidad de Navarra
In association with
Colegio Oficial de Fisicos
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.
Satellite Event - March 24, 2006
San Sebastian (Spain)


The six year-old NanoSpain network aims to agglutinate and coordinate the efforts made in the field of the Nanotechnology by Spanish groups from universities, research institutes and companies. Moreover, this network has tried to help the government institutions in defining potential actions and plans referring to this area. Currently the NanoSpain network, comprising 181 Spanish groups with near 1200 researchers in total, is one of the widest Spanish scientific networks.

As a direct and most effective way to enhance the interaction between our network members, two network meetings were organised in San Sebastian (2004) and Barcelona (2005) with respectively around 210 and 260 participants registered. Due to this success, the network decided organising this year its theird meeting in Pamplona with a similar format.
Its objective will also be to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge, promote interdisciplinary discussions among the different NanoSpain group ands enhance industrial participation. In order to organise the various sessions and to select contributions, the meeting will structured in the following thematic lines, but interactions among them will be promoted:

1. Energy
2. NanoBiotechnology / Nanomedicine
3. NanoMaterials
4. NanoChemistry
5. NanoElectronics / Molecular Electronics
6. Nanomagnetism
7. Nanotubes
9. Scanning Probe Microscopies (SPM)
10. Scientific Policy
11. Simulation at the nanoscale
NanoSpain Network

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Molecular Electronics - Theory : Mads Brandbydge / MIC (Denmark)
Dino Fiorani / CNR (Italy)
NEMS/MEMS: Anders Kristensen / Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)
Simulation at the nanoscale: Nicolas Lorente / University Paul Sabatier (France)
Nanofabrication: Helmut Schift / Paul Scherrer Institut (Switzerland)
Scientific Policy: Jose-Luis Viviente / EU-NMP (Belgium)
Nanotubes: Jean-Philippe Bourgoin / CEA Saclay (France)
SPM: Joost Wintterlin / Muenchen University (Germany)
Nanobiotechnology: Edith Pajot / INRA - Universite Paris 11 (France)
Nanomaterials: Carl V. Thompson / MIT (USA)
Energy: Michael Hirscher / Max-Planck-Institut fuer Metallforschung (Germany)

Working Groups (WG) will also be organised to enhance information flow between network partners 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 WG will be organised:

1. Molecular Electronics (Coordinators: Julio Gomez & Pablo Ordejon)
2. NanoBiotechnology (Coordinator: Josep Samitier)
3. NanoEnergy (Coordinators: J.R. Morante & Xavier Obradors)
4. NanoFabrication (Coordinators: Francesc Perez-Murano & Fernando Briones)
5. Industrial (Coordinators: Isabel Obieta & Emilio Prieto)
6. NanoChemistry (Coordinators: Jaume Veciana & David Amabilino)

Another objective of this meeting will be to permit considering the situation of Nanotechnology in our country, as well as in reaching conclusions concerning the future of the NanoSpain network, in order to guarantee its continuity by means of concrete proposals and a renovation of its structures.

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