9. - 10. September 2010
Empa, Dübendorf, AKADEMIE
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Background and Scope
Nearly five years ago, Empa, the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), and the AGH University of Science and Technology (Krakow), founded a joint graduate school in the field of materials science, the International PhD School Switzerland-Poland. In 2008, the Japanese National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) joined the program and an international interdisciplinary consortium for materials research was formed. This trilateral collaboration agreement now governs cooperative research efforts and common postgraduate study programs. A first WUT-NIM-Empa workshop was held at WUT in 2008 (Nanomaterials for energy and environmental protection) and the second one was held at NIMS in 2009 (Nanomaterials for sustainable development). Empa will host the third joint workshop in 2010. The main topic of the workshop will be "New trends in nanomaterials design and engineering". More specific topics include the design of materials and components, nanobiomaterials, nanoarchitecture and fabrication of nanostructured materials and components, characterization of nanomaterials and their engineering applications.
The general objectives of the meeting will be to stimulate the international exchange of scientists between the three institutions, foster new research projects in the field of nanomaterials, and plan the scientific exchange of young scientists as well as sabbaticals of senior scientists. As a result of the workshop, new ideas for bilateral or even trilateral collaborative project proposals are anticipated. Projected results of the workshop also include the planning of scientific exchanges for students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as sabbaticals for senior researchers.