13th European School on Molecular Nanoscience

Virtual ESMolNa

13th European School on Molecular Nanoscience


The molecular region of Nanoscience is still a region that has been scarcely explored in Nanoscience, maybe because the larger structural and electronic complexity of molecules, compared with that found in simpler atom-based nano-objects and nanostructures, make them more difficult to study at the nanoscale with the currently available instrumental techniques. Albeit, it is in this molecular region where molecular chemists, biologists, physicists and engineers working in Nanoscience may find the best opportunities to interact and to converge. Areas like supramolecular chemistry, molecular electronics and molecular magnetism are expected to converge in this region.

The thirteenth European School on Molecular Nanoscience (ESMolNa2020) intends to provide a suitable framework to show and extensively discuss the state-of-the-art in these multidisciplinary areas. Lectures are aimed at the post-graduate level as they will be presented to an audience primarily formed by post-graduate, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. In fact, the School will be the last part of an intensive Advanced Course of three weeks organized in the frame of a Master in Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. This meeting also intends to be a forum where the active European scientific groups working in these areas will have the opportunity to meet and informally discuss with the younger generations.

This training school is organized by the Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol) of the Universitat de València.

Due to coronavirus outbreak, this school will be held online from June 3rd to 5th.

Invited lectures will be recorded and available online. Invited lectures discussion and student’s Oral communications will be organised in a real time videoconference. You can see the program here


ESMolNa is structured in two different blocks:

General lectures: This part will deal with the essential aspects of Molecular Nanoscience on the topics:
i) Supramolecular Chemistry in Nanoscience
ii) Concepts, materials and applications of Molecular Electronics
iii) Single-Molecule Electronics
iv) Molecular Nanomagnetism
v) Molecule-based Spintronics.

The following invited lecturers have confirmed their attendance:
• Núria ALIAGA ALCALDE- Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona-CSIC
• Andrés CASTELLANOS- Instituto de Ciencia de los Materiales de Madrid-CSIC
• Toribio FERNÁNDEZ OTERO- Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
• Alicia FORMENT- ICMol- Universitat de València
• Nazario MARTÍN - Universidad Complutense de Madrid
• Jose Ignacio PASCUAL- CIC-Nanogune
• Diego PEÑA - CIQUS-Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
• Josep PUIGMARTÍ- ETH Zurich
• Francisco RIVADULLA- CIQUS-Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
• Eliseo RUIZ- Universitat de Barcelona

Oral communications (6 min + 2 min discussion): With the aim of encouraging discussion and communication among all the participants, the students will have the opportunity to present short communications about their research results, including those that, although incomplete, can promote debate.
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