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 15th European School on Molecular Nanoscience (ESMolNa2022)
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.
The 9th Workshop on 2D Materials (W2DM2022)
will take place on May 26th
2022, having the first day a joint program with ESMolNa2022.
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 W2DM2022 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 'Casas del Tratado
' in Tordesillas (Valladolid, Spain) and attendants will be hosted at Hotel Real de Castilla
, Hotel Torre de Sila
, Hotel El Tratado
and Hostal San Antolín (+info)
These events are organized by the Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol
) of the Universitat de València, the Bioeconomy Institute
of the Universidad de Valladolid
The School is structured in three different blocks:
(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.
(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.
(8 min + 2 min discussion) and Flash presentations
(4 min + 1 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 2022 talks will deal with:
- Preparation of 2D materials and heterostructures
- Chemical functionalization of 2D materials
- Emerging physical and chemical properties
- Applications in optoelectronics, spintronics, medicine, catalysis, energy, etc.
The following invited lecturers have confirmed their attendance:
CiQUS- University of Santiago de Compostela (ES)
The registration fee for students and junior researchers, including full board accommodation from 22nd
May in double or triple room, is:
- 400€ for regular students and junior researchers.
- 350€ for students of the Master in Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
- 350€ for students and junior researchers that are members of the Specialized Group on Nanoscience and Molecular Materials
of the Spanish Royal Societies of Chemistry and Physics (membership fee is 39€/year).
The fee for an extra night is 80€/night in double room with full board.
The registration fee for doctors, including full board accommodation, is:
- 110€/night in single room
- 90€/night in double room
Attendance will be limited to about 100 participants, of which 65 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 here.
- PRE-registration: March 22th 2022, or until sold out.
- Abstracts submission: March 31st, 2022
- Final Registration: April 15th, 2022, or until sold out.
- Registration fee payment: April 25th, 2022