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  • Contact Person: Alberto Pomar
  • Telephone: +34 935 801 853 Ext. 358
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The Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB) is one of CSIC most active centers devoted to materials science. It has always promoted and pushed outstanding breakthroughs in material science, materials physics and chemistry and innovation technologies.

The “Advanced Characterization and Nanostructured Materials” (ACNM) group is part of the Magnetic Material and Functional Oxide department at ICMAB.Its main scientific goal is to generate both fundamental and applied knowledge for the implementation of functional oxide materials in novel technologies as spintronics. It has been specialized in the design and preparation of nanostructured systems as thin films, multilayers or magnetic nanoparticles.

  • Contact Person: Dr. José Santiso
  • Telephone: +34 937 373 634
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The Catalan Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is a research institute located within the Autonomous University Campus in Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain, and belongs to a Consortium between the Spanish Research Council and the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology. The main research directions pursued at ICN are: theory and simulation at the nanoscale, scanning probe microscopy and synchrotron radiation spectroscopy, physical properties of fabricated nanostructures, chemical approaches to nanostructured functional materials and devices and nanobiosensors devices. CSIC is internationally recognised as a leader in research and development in nanoscience and nanotechnology in Southern Europe.

Dr. José Santiso is the leader of the Nanomaterials Growth Division and PLD and Nanionics Group. His major contributions concern the relationships between epitaxial growth, film microstructure, epitaxial strain and the physical properties of the materials, as well as the electrical characterisation of thin-films and multilayers for use as components in intermediate temperature SOFCs

  • Contact Person: Prof. Zoran V. Popović
  • Telephone: +381 113 161 385
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The Centre for Solid State Physics and New Materials (CSSPNM-IPB, is a research unit of the Institute of Physics Belgrade. CSSPNM-IPB consists of 14 researchers, 11 PhD students, and 10 engineers and technicians. The CSSPNM-IPB is recognized as the European Centre of Excellence for optical spectroscopy application in physics, material science and environmental protection. CSSPNM-IPB has participated in several EU funded projects including FP6 projects OPSA and COMEPHS as well as FP7 project NANOCHARM and NIM NIL. The researchers participating in this project have published more than 350 scientific papers in high quality international journals. Our expertise has been focused on Raman, PL and IR study of structural and optical properties of wide group of materials and structures, especially nanomaterials, in order to get information about the size, shape, size distribution and porosity, as well as the strain effects, material stoichiometry, electron-phonon interaction, chemical nature of the surface bonds and possible presence and type of the defect structures.

The Scientific Computing Laboratory (SCL-IPB, ) is a research unit of the Institute of Physics Belgrade. Since 2006 the SCL-IPB has been recognized as an EU Centre of Excellence for modelling of complex systems. Its researchers use state-of-the-art High Performance Computing resources to conduct numerical simulations and visualizations of classical and quantum many-body systems. SCL has set before itself the goal of being the focal point for high performance computing and Grid technology in Serbia as well as in the region. The Scientific Computing Laboratory currently consists of 12 senior researchers 12 PhD students, and 5 technical staff. SCL-IPB currently participates in 3 national and 6 international projects, including FP7 e-Infrastructure projects PRACE-2IP and PRACE-3IP (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe), EGI-InSPIRE, and agINFRA. SCL-IPB is the coordinating partner of the Academic and Educational Grid Initiative of Serbia (AEGIS).

The Delft University of Technology was established in 1842. With over 13.000 students and a research staff of 2.100 it is the largest and most diverse engineering university in the Netherlands. Nanotechnology is spear head in its long-term strategic plans. As such, it heads the Dutch initiative to create national nanotechnology infrastructure (NanoLab.NL).

Prof. Dr. H.S.J. Van der Zant heads the Molecular Electronics and Devices group at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft, as full professor since 2006. Nanomechanics in suspended carbon nanotubes and single-molecule transport are his main research directions. Three-terminal molecular transistors with different molecules have been studied with a special emphasis on the interplay between electric transport, and their mechanical and magnetic properties. He is a holder of an ERC Advanced Grant and his research has been funded through various national and the EU programs. To mention only a few currently running programs: NANONEXTNL (consortium of more than one hundred companies, universities, knowledge institutes and university medical centres, which is aimed at research into micro and nanotechnology) and two STReP programs: ELFOS (on single-molecule transport, coordinated by Delft) and LANDAUER (involving floppy mechanics)

The Class group at the K.U.Leuven was established in its current organization 10 years ago. It was the first group in the world that constructed a dual laser vaporization source for gas phase cluster production. Due to the nature of the laser vaporization element it is virtually possible to ablate anything that can be made into a target, like most metals, semiconductor and insulators, as well as water in its solid state. The CLASS group is recognized but the whole of the cluster community worldwide. Their expertise and equipment for the production of clusters is world-class level. This is a well constituted scientific group with diverse areas of research in nano-science, magnetism, superconductivity and Bio-clusters interface among other topics.
  • Contact Person: Boško Ćosić
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SENZOR-INFIZ is a spin-off company ( of the Institute of Physics – Belgrade, Serbia, which deals with research, development and finally the small series production of various sensors, such as meteorological sensors to measure wind speed and direction, atmospheric pressure and temperature. They have a lot of experience in producing of optical components and devices for different purposes (laser rangefinder, meteorological sensors & devices, hunting telescopes etc.). They are also trained and authorized to repair Laser Range Finders in the heavy vehicles.
Applied Magnetism Laboratory at USM (MAG-USM) was constituted in 2013. Although its recent creation its members own a broad experience, availed by more than 100 international publications, in several research areas covering both theoretical and experimental studies on; spintronics, magnonics, spin dynamics, magneto-optics, magnetic recording media, magnetic nanostructures and high frequency characterization of soft magnetic devices. The expertise of the group lie on; (a) the study of magneto-transport properties of bulk, thin films and nanostructured materials, (b) spin dependent transport properties of nanomagnetic structures on bit-patterned media, (c) development of new nanofabrication techniques and strategies for the miniaturization of spintronic device and (d) applications to magnetic sensors and Magnetic Random Access Memory (MRAM) including; Giant Magnetoresistance, Tunneling Magnetoresistance, Spin-Transfer Torque Switching, microwave devices and Giant Magneto Impedance (GMI) effect.

The University of Chile is the largest and oldest institution of higher education and research in Chile and one of the oldest in Latin America. Its mission is to spread the passion for higher education, promote research and scientific and literary outreach. Since its foundation grows the number of faculties and institutes, their research and their careers and academic programs.

Faculty of Physical and Mathematics Sciences (School of engineering): This faculty is commitment to higher education and the development of basic sciences, engineering sciences and technological applications. Currently, it offers Civil Engineering in nine specialties, Geology three science degrees and more than 30 graduate degree programs. In 2013, 184 research projects and R & D are maintained in evolution, including seven major research programs, which involved 95% of full-time academic are included. These projects are also integrated for postdocs and graduate students