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Aim of the symposium
The aim of this mini-symposium is to discuss:
- the recent advancements in nano-porosity detection in thin films and membranes;
- the role of nano-porosity in several application fields, i.e., from molecule separation and catalysis, to sensors, energy storage and diffusion barriers;
- the interaction of nano-porosity with reactive species of different nature. For example, the pore size distribution in plasma-deposited thin films can be tuned by ion bombardment. Also, reactive molecules during chemical vapor deposition (e.g., initiated-CVD and atomic layer deposition) and wet chemistry processes can access and infiltrate into the nano-porous substrate
The mini-symposium will feature talks from invited speakers, as well as oral and poster contributions, based on a selection of abstracts (title, authors’ list, affiliations, 200 words text, and preference for oral or poster contribution) submitted when completing the registration form by October 31st.
Invited speakers’ list:
- Prof. dr. Samuel Graham (GeorgiaTech, USA)
- Prof. dr. ing. Peter Awakowicz (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
- Prof. dr. ir. Nieck Benes (University of Twente, the Netherlands)
- 9:00-9:30 Registration and coffee/tea (Zwarte Doos)
- 9:30-12:30 Morning session: invited talks (30 mins) and contributed orals (15 mins)
- 12:30-14:00 Lunch and poster session
- 14:00-15:00 Contributed orals (15 mins)
- 15:00-15:45 Concluding remarks and drinks
- 15:45-17:45 Walking to the Auditorium building (Room 5) and Ph.D. thesis defence of Alberto Perrotta: “Looking down the rabbit hole: nano-porosity in thin films”.
- 17:45-18:30 Drinks and end of the mini-symposium
Context of the event
The workshop is organized in the context of the Marie Curie-Initial Training Network RAPID.
Participants should arrange their own Accommodation; recommendations can be found here.
By train: When you have reached Eindhoven Central Station, you should take the exit to the bus station on the north side. Turn right as you leave the building and take the footpath between the office buildings until you reach the traffic lights. Cross over at the traffic lights, follow the footpath through the campus. After you cross the river Dommel, the Zwarte Doos is on your right hand side.
By car: From all the motorways to and around Eindhoven (A2, A50, A58, A67 and A270), first follow the signs for ‘Centrum’ and then for ‘Universiteit’. You can park your car on the campus where car parking is indicated. It is possible to park the car at TU/e campus. The maximum parking fee for a day is 7.50 euro for the first 2 days. Please note that after 48 hours, the parking fee increases to 16 euro per day plus an additional fee of 16 euro.
By plane: It is possible to fly directly to Eindhoven Airport (EIN) from many European cities. From Eindhoven Airport, direct bus services 400 and 401 operate to Eindhoven Central Station (journey time about 20 minutes). You will need to buy your ticket from the machine before boarding the bus (approx. €3.50 for a single journey). If you can’t fly directly to Eindhoven Airport, you can fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). From there you can reach Eindhoven Central Station by train in about an hour and a half.
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