13th European School on Molecular Nanoscience

8th Workshop on 2D Materials

Peñíscola (Castellón, Spain) 17th to 22nd May 2020

13th European School on Molecular Nanoscience
8th Workshop on 2D Materials
Peñíscola (Castellón, Spain) 17th - 22th May 2020


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.

The eight Workshop on 2D Materials (W2DM2020) will take place on May 21st and 22nd having the first day a joint program with ESMolNa2020.

Graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) materials represent one of the priority areas of the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission, as shown by the 'Graphene flagship'. Due to the exceptional mechanical and electronic properties of graphene, research about this material has been at the forefront of this area during the last years. However, since graphene is not a semiconductor, its electronic applications are limited. For that reason, other 2D materials, like metal dichalcogenides or layered coordination compounds, are starting to be studied. In these materials a wide range of properties can be insulated, including superconductivity and magnetism. The research community exploring graphene and other 2D materials is increasing recently, due to the incorporation of researchers from a variety of fields like materials science, physics, chemistry and electronic engineering. Moreover, there is a big interest in the construction of functional devices based on 2D materials, including their integration with graphene. During the W2DM2020 collaboration among participant researchers will be promoted, in order to face the huge scientific challenges encountered in this field, both from an experimental and theoretical point of view.

The talks will be held at the Hotel Papa Luna where attendants will be hosted and meals will be also served.


ESMolNa is structured in three different blocks:

General lectures (50 min + 10 min discussion): 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:

Specialized lectures (25 min + 5 min discussion): In this part, short tutorial lectures showing some relevant scientific advances in the above topics will be presented by the most representative European research groups active in Molecular Nanoscience.

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.

W2DM 2020 talks will deal with:
  • General properties of bidimensional laminar materials.
  • Preparation of bidimensional materials atomic layers by exfoliation.
  • Synthesis of bidimensional materials.
  • Structural, mechanical and optical characterization of 2D materials.
  • Electronic band structure, theoretical model of transport in 2D crystals.
  • New chemical and physical properties of bidimensional materials.
  • Applications of electronic devices based in bidimensional materials in energy, optoelectronics, flexible electronics, catalysis, etc.


The ESMolNa2020 will be opened on Sunday May 17th in the afternoon (at 16:00) and it will finish on Thursday May 21st in the evening (departure date May 22nd after breakfast).

W2DM2020 will start on Thursday 21st at 9:00 having a joint program with ESMolNa2020 and its last session will take place on Friday 22nd from 9:00 until 13:00.


The registration fee for students, including all-inclusive accommodation from 17th to 22nd May in double room is:
- 400€ for regular students.
- 320€ for students of the Master in Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
- 320€ for students who are member of the Specialized Group on Nanoscience and Molecular Materials of the Spanish Royal Societies of Chemistry and Physics (membership fee is 39€/year).

Proportional fee will be charged for an extra night in double room all-inclusive.

The registration fee for doctors, including all-inclusive accommodation is:
- 110€/night in single room
- 90€/night in double room


Attendance will be limited to about 100 participants, of which 60 will be European students chosen on the basis of their interest and contributions to the subject area. Those interested in participating in the School should fill in the pre-registration form available at the following WEB page:



  • PRE-registration: March 10th 2020, or until sold out.
  • Abstracts submission: March 27th, 2020
  • Final Registration: April 17th, 2020, or until sold out.
  • Registration fee payment: April 17th, 2020
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