Great and somewhat rainy days in Bergen

The sun didn´t show up at Workshop this year, but most of the Nano-Network did, which made for a successful conference in terms of quality and networking.

Workshop was held at Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg, from 12-14 June. During the conference, we heard 12 talks from PhD and postdoc members of the network and 12 talks from invited speakers from academia and industry. The poster session comprised 16 presentations, mostly from PhD and post doc members.

 

On Tuesday afternoon we went by bus to Lysøen, the villa that was Ole Bull´s summer house while he was living abroad. After our tour there, the buses dropped us off at Bryggen in Bergen city centre where we enjoyed a typical Bergen seafood dinner.

 

 

Student awards

The awards for best student presentation and best poster were won by Luca Marchetti, HSN and Dingding Ren, NTNU.

 

Luca Marchetti won the prize for best oral presentation with ”Design of a bidirectional amplifier for actuation and read-out of resonant sensors based on pseudo floating–gate amplifier”, while Dingding Ren won best poster award with the poster ”Single-mode IR lasing from GaAsSb/GaAs nanowire superlattices”.

 

They both won book gift certificates.

 

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Dingding Ren with his award diploma. Luca Marchetti was not present to receive his prize in person. Photo: Berit Myhre

NanoNetwork continues to 2020

The mid-term evaluation of ten National Research Schools that are part of the Research Council of
Norway´s scheme for national research schools (FORSKERSKOLER) is completed, and NanoNetwork has been approved for funding throughout the entire project period.

 

The general conclusion about the NanoNetwork starts as follows:

Overall, the school appears to have succeeded in its basic mission, which is to develop a national and international network, ensure access to laboratory facilities, improve the quality of researcher training in the field, provide general courses not available at the individual institutions, and bring together a sizeable population of PhD students in the field from across Norway.

The report ends with a recommendation from the evaluation committee that a plan is made for continuation of the school after funding from the Research Council has ended.

Financial support: Call for spring applications

Applications for financial support from the Nano-Network are now open. The application deadline is 1 March 2017.

Total support granted in 2016 was NOK 491.800 for participation in international conferences and NOK 775.800 for research activities.

It’s possible to apply for support in the following categories:

 

Support for research activity and services at external facilities

The Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems offers financial support to cover research activities and laboratory and processing expenses for PhD candidates and post doctors in the network. Support is granted based on applications and is limited to maximum NOK 40.000 per student.

 

This grant may cover:

  • direct expenses at the lab (access cost, expendables, etc.)
  • processing work done “out of house”
  • minor equipment needed to conduct research in your own lab
  • extended research visits at universities or research institutions abroad

 

 

Application is done online:

Application for research activity and services at external facilities

 

Travel grant for international conferences or courses

The Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems offers travel grants to network participants to participate at international conferences where the PhD candidate is presenting his/her work. A signed confirmation from the thesis advisor is necessary.

We also offer travel grants to network participants to participate at international courses that are part of the PhD candidate’s required coursework. Documentation that the course is part of the coursework is required.

The maximum amount for conference travel grants and international courses is 20.000 NOK.

 

Application is done online:

Application for travel grant for international conference or course

 

 

The guidelines can be found on our web pages.

 

 

The outcome of the application process will be ready before 7 April and signed grant letters will be sent out shortly thereafter.

 

Grants will be valid only for 12 months after allocation. This means all reimbursement claim must be submitted within this 12 months period, counting from the date on the confirmation letter. Exceptions may be made upon application.

Financial support: Call for applications

Applications for financial support from the Nano-Network are now open. The application deadline is 1 September.

 

It’s possible to apply for support in the following categories:

 

Support for research activity and services at external facilities

The Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems offers financial support to cover research activities and laboratory and processing expenses for PhD candidates and post doctors in the network. Support is granted based on applications and is limited to maximum NOK 40.000 per student.

 

This grant may cover:

  • direct expenses at the lab (access cost, expendables, etc.)
  • processing work done “out of house”
  • minor equipment needed to conduct research in your own lab
  • extended research visits at universities or research institutions abroad

 

 

Application is done online:

Application for research activity and services at external facilities

 

Travel grant for international conferences or courses

The Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems offers travel grants to network participants to participate at international conferences where the PhD candidate is presenting his/her work. A signed confirmation from the thesis advisor is necessary.

We also offer travel grants to network participants to participate at international courses that are part of the PhD candidate’s required coursework. Documentation that the course is part of the coursework is required.

The maximum amount for conference travel grants and international courses is 20.000 NOK.

 

Application is done online:

Application for travel grant for international conference or course

 

 

The guidelines can be found on our web pages:

http://www.nano-network.net/financial-support/support-for-phd-candidates/

 

The outcome of the application process will be ready before 1 October and signed grant letters will be sent out shortly thereafter.

 

Grants will be valid only for 12 months after allocation. This means all reimbursement claim must be submitted within this 12 months period, counting from the date on the confirmation letter. Exceptions may be made upon application.

 

Questions? Ask Berit Myhre

Workshop comes to Trondheim again

We were once again lucky weather-wise during our 7th annual Workshop – not a matter of course in Trondheim – and the 93 participants spent a mostly sunny and warm three days at Clarion Hotel & Congress.

The conference this time comprised presentations from 9 invited speakers and 25 oral presentations from PhD and post doc participants, and the poster session consisted of 15 posters.
Our social event this year was a trip to Munkholmen on Tuesday, where an entertaining Abbot Bendik met us. A random card draw for the table seating made for interesting conversation, and the finale of the evening was a tour of the tower at the island.

 

 

Student awards

The finale of the workshop was the selection of the best posters and oral presentations.
The three members of the jury selecting the winners were Dag Werner Breiby, NTNU, Aasmund Sudbø, UoO, and Einar Halvorsen, HSN.

Winner of the student award for best poster presentation was Christian Bjørge Thoresen from HSN, with the presentation Modeling of capacitive touch screen panels for detection of ungrounded tangible objects.

The best oral presentation was given by Molly Bazilchuk, Dept. of Structural Engineering, NTNU. Her presentation was titled Squashing tiny balls: electromechanical characterization of particles for conductive adhesives.

Both won book gift certificates.

 

Best poster award winner

Best poster award winner

Best talk award winner

Best talk award winner

 

 

 

 

Here we see Christian Bjørge Thoresen with his diploma and Molly Bazilchuk on previous occasion.

Enjoyable Workshop experience

Another of our annual workshops has been successfully arranged, and it seems the popularity is steadily climbing. This year, the number of participants reached an all time high of 97.

 

We met on June 15 at Holmenkollen Park Hotel in Oslo, once again in brilliant weather, for three days of interesting professional and social interaction.

 

During the conference, we heard 20 talks from PhD and postdoc students and 10 talks from invited speakers from academia and industry. The poster session comprised 23 presentations from PhD and post doc members.

 

On Tuesday afternoon we chartered a bus to the Kon-Tiki museum. They had unfortunately forgotten that we were coming, but as consolation let us in for free to roam the exhibition at our own leisure. This was also quite a pleasant break after a long day in the conference hall. After our museum visit, we walked the short distance to Lanternen restaurant, where we were served an excellent dinner. Olav Solgaard from Stanford University gave an inspirational speech about following your own ideas in stead of just doing what your professor tells you to.

 

Student awards

 

Wednesday concluded our stay at Holmenkollen Park and, true to tradition, the rain started as the conference drew to an end. Our final task before ending the conference was celebrating the best student presentations. The prize for best poster presentation was given to Fredrik K. Olsen, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications at NTNU, with his poster ”Impact of interface coupling in magnetic oxide thin film bilayers”.

 

The prize for best student talk went to Ranveig Flatabø from Department of Physics and Technology, UoB, for her talk ”Charging effect in nanostructures on insulating substrates”.

Fredrik Olsen on earlier occasion

Ranveig Flatabø with head of jury Trond Ytterdal

 

 

Both winners received book gift certificates. 

Call for applications spring

Applications for financial support from the Nano-Network opened today. The application deadline is 1 March.

Support is granted in the following categories:

 

Support for research activity and services at external facilities

The Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems offers financial support to cover research activities and laboratory and processing expenses for PhD candidates and post doctors in the network. Support is granted based on applications and is limited to maximum NOK 40.000 per student.

 

This grant may cover:

  • direct expenses at the lab (access cost, expendables, etc.)
  • processing work done “out of house”
  • minor equipment needed to conduct research in your own lab
  • extended research visits at universities or research institutions abroad.

 

Application for research activity and services at external facilities

 

Travel grant for international conferences or courses

The Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems offers travel grants to network participants to participate at international conferences where the PhD candidate is presenting his/her work.

We also offer travel grants to network participants to participate at international courses that are part of the PhD candidate’s required coursework. Documentation that the course is part of the coursework is required.

 

The maximum amount for conference travel grants and international courses has been raised to 17.000 NOK.

 

Application for travel grant for international conference or course

Call for applications fall

Applications for financial support from the Nano-Network opened today. The application deadline is 15 September.

Support is granted in the following categories:

Support for research activity and services at external facilities

The Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems offers financial support to cover research activities and laboratory and processing expenses for PhD candidates and post doctors in the network. Support is granted based on applications and is limited to maximum NOK 40.000 per student. A signed confirmation from the thesis advisor is required.

Read more

Application is done online:

Application for research activity and services at external facilities

Travel grant for international conferences or courses

The Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems offers travel grants to network participants to participate at international conferences where the PhD candidate is presenting his/her work. Maximum amount per applicant is NOK 15.000. A signed confirmation from the thesis advisor is required.
From September 2014, The Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems also offers travel grants to network participants to participate at international courses that are part of the PhD candidate’s required coursework. Maximum amount per applicant is NOK 15.000. Documentation that the course is part of the coursework is required.

Read more

Application is done online:

Application for travel grant for international conference or course

Please read the descriptions on our web pages carefully and familiarize yourself with the guidelines.

The outcome of the application process will be ready early in October, and signed grant letters will be sent out shortly thereafter to the applicants.

A pleasant stay in Tønsberg

Our fifth annual workshop was arranged in Tønsberg from 16 to 18 June, with 86 participants. There were 10 invited speakers, and the programme was otherwise made up by 21 oral and 16 poster presentations from participants in the network.

Dyring our entire stay we had lovely weather. This made for a very pleasant trip on Tuesday evening, when we went by boat to the island Østre Bolæren for a guided tour of the former military constructions, followed by dinner at the restaurant.
 

Student awards

The awards for best student presentation and best poster were won by Federico Mazzola and Jonas Ribe, both from the Department of Physics  at NTNU. Federico Mazzola won the prize for best oral presentation with Unconventional hybrid superconductors? A novel manipulation of manybody interactions, while Jonas Ribe won best poster award with the poster Patterning polydimethylsiloxane by dry etching using metal hard masks. They both won book gift certificates.

 

Jonas Ribe in front of his poster

Federico Mazzola on earlier occasion

Registration for Workshop 2014 is open

The NanoNetwork’s fifth annual Workshop will be held in Tønsberg 16. – 18 June. Registration is now open.

 

The conference is open to all PhD candidates, post doc and thesis advisor participants in the network. NanoNetwork will cover accommodation and travel expenses, and there is no conference fee.

 Registration

 

We will be staying at Quality Hotel Tønsberg for the conference. Registration deadline is 25 April.

Deadline for submitting abstract is 16 May.

 

Welcome!

 More information about Workshop

Slottsfjellet: Source Wikimedia Commons

Call for applications

Application for financial support from the Nano-Network is now open. All PhD candidates and post docs that are member of the network can apply.

 

The application deadline is 15 March 2014.
 
The support categories have been somewhat changed from earlier calls. Please read the descriptions on our web pages carefully and familiarize yourself with the guidelines:
Support for PhD candidates
 
The changes can be summarized as following:

  • The network no longer grants financial support for summer/winter school.
  • The former categories “Lab support” and “Research stays” are now a single category called «Support for research activity and services at external facilities». The maximum amount is 40000.

 

Application for research activity and services at external facilities

Application for conference travel support

 

Nano-heat seminar in Oslo in December

The topic of this seminar is understanding the fundamental transport physics, limitations and interactions at the nanoscale and properties of materials with extremely high thermal conductivity.

Seminar venue: Sintef MiNaLab

Time: 09:00 – 15:30, December 09, 2013

Registration deadline:  November 14, 2013

Online registration form.

See programme for topics and invited speakers

NorFab announces “Long term support”

NorFab hereby announces “Long term support” for running costs for work performed within the NorFab infrastructure. The support will be given to cover actual running costs in a range from 50 000 to 400 000 NOK.

Application deadline is 25 October.

See NorFab’s web page for announcement and application form.

International Symposium on Semiconductors: Defects, Doping and Diffusion (IS2D3)

An International Symposium on Semiconductors: Defects, Doping and Diffusion (IS2D3) is being organised at the University of Oslo in honour of Professor Bengt G. Svensson to celebrate his 60th Birthday and to acknowledge his pioneering and sustained contributions to semiconductors, especially defects, doping and diffusion.

Conference venue: Oslo Science Park

Time: Oct 24, 2013 – Oct 25, 2013

Registration deadline:  August 30, 2013

Read UiO’s announcement for more information and registration form.

Call for applications: Travel grants and lab support

Application is now open for travel grants and support for laboratory and processing expenses. Deadline is 25 August.

 
In addition to travel grants for international conferences, it’s also possible to apply for travel grants to attend international summer/winter school or international courses.

 
The NanoNetwork is entering into a new project period, and all activities must be completed and invoices submitted to us by 1 December.

 
Because of these circumstances, there will also be given no grants for research stays in this particular round of applications.

Mission accomplished: 4th annual Workshop

Bergen definitely showed its most pleasant side to the 83 participants at the NanoNetwork Workshop 2013. We had sunny weather and nice temperatures during all three days of conference, comprising 14 oral and 25 poster presentations from students. The rain only started when everyone was on their way home.
 
Tuesday evening was first spent at Troldhaugen, with a tour of the premises followed by a private piano concert at the new concert hall. We then travelled on to dinner at Lyststedet Bellevue, which lived up to its name both in terms of food and a splendid view of the city. We were lucky enough to have Anders Hanneborg of the Research Council of Norway as our honorary speaker at the dinner. He emphasized his own background from nanotechnology, and drew us a picture of an exciting and developing field of research.
 

Student awards

The finale of the workshop was the selection of the best posters and oral presentations:
 
Winner of the student award for best poster presentation was Abdul Mazid Munshi, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, NTNU, with the presentation Semiconductor nanowires grown on silicon and graphene substrates for solar cell application.
 
The best oral presentation was given by Martin Greve from the Department of Physics and Technology, University of Bergen. His presentation was titled Optimization of an electron beam lithography instrument for fast, large area writing at ”low” voltage.
 
Here are the winners with their diplomas and book gift certificates:

Left Martin Greve, right Abdul Mazid Munshi


 
 
Reminder: Information about reimbursement for travel expenses can be found in the folder Practical information. This does however not apply to participants from NTNU.

PowerMEMS school 2013 in London

PowerMEMS School will be arranged for the first time in December 2013.

School Location:
Imperial College London

The school will cover a wide range of topics taught by world leading experts:

 

PowerMEMS Overview Eric Yeatman, Imperial College London
Thermoelectric Generators Douglas Paul, University of Glasgow
MEMS turbines Luc Fréchette, University of Sherbrooke
RF-Energy Harvesting and Power Transfer Brian Otis, University of Washington
Micro– and Bio Fuel Cells Sven Kerzenmacher, University of Freiburg
MEMS Supercapacitors Xuyuan Chen, Vestfold University College
Batteries TBD
Inductive Power Transfer Josh Smith, University of Washington
Electrostatic Vibration Energy Harvesting Yuji Suzuki,University of Tokyo
Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvesting Dan Inman, University of Michigan
Microfabrication and Film Deposition Paul Muralt,EPFL
Harvesting from Flows Mohammed Daqaq, Clemson University
Electromagnetic Vibration Energy Harvesting David Arnold, University of Florida
Power Electronic Interfaces Gabriel Rincón-Mora, Georgia Institute of Technology
Energy Harvesting Metrology Paul Weaver, National Physical Laboratory, UK

Participants from the NanoNetwork may apply for grants for this purpose. Next application deadline will be 25 August 2013.

 

See flyer for more information

 

Visit PowerMEMS web site

 

Seminar on MEMS at HiVe 3 April

Professor Marc Desmulliez from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh will give a seminar on novel hermecity methods for MEMS at Vestfold Innovation Park.

Title: Novel Hermeticity Methods for MEMS
Speaker: Professor Marc Desmulliez, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Time: Wednesday, April 3 at 10.00 – 11.00
Place: Auditorium F2-20, Vestfold Innovation Park

Abstract

MEMS containing inertial sensors have usually cavities with low volumes. Hermeticity tests used to assess the leak rate of such systems are usually based on the commercial Helium fine leak test method, which has been demonstrated not to be reliable for low cavity volumes. The military standard MIL-883 should in fact not be used for such volumes. This talk will explore the reasons for this and present other hermeticity tests methods, some of them based on novel in-situ sensors.

Biography

Professor Marc Desmulliez was born in 1963 in France and holds four degrees (Diplome d’Ingenieur of the Ecole Superieure d’Electricite of Paris), MSc in Theoretical Physics (Cambridge, UK), MSc in Microwave and Modern Optics (UCL, London), PhD in Optelectronics (Heriot-Watt). After spending two year in industry, Professor Desmulliez started his academic career in 1996 as a lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, then senior lecturer (1999), Reader (2001) and Professor in 2006.

He founded and still leads the Microsystems Engineering Centre, 4th largest academic research group in MEMS in the UK. In 2003, he span out the Company MicroStencil Ltd in Singapore, for the production of advanced electroformed stencils for the microelectronics packaging industry. The company transferred its technology to KEP, the world largest stencil printing equipment manufacturer. He is now the Head of the Research Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems at Heriot-Watt University. His research interests are advanced manufacturing technologies, MEMS and microwave sensors. He has co-authored over 340 publications and holds 8 patents.

NorFab announces “Long term support”

NorFab announces “Long term support” for running costs for work performed within the NorFab infrastructure.

The application deadline is 4 April, 2013.

For detailed information and application form, please visit Access and Support at the NorFab web site.

Financial support to attend Myfab and NorFab User Meeting

Registration is now open for Myfab and NorFab User Meeting 2013 at the Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, 17 – 18 April.

 

All users of the NorFab facilities are welcome to attend and contribute. To register, please visit the NorFab web site or register here.

 

Programme for the MyFab and NorFab User Meeting

 

NorFab and The PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems will cover the costs for conference expenses and the conference dinner (value NOK 2.000 / participant).

Members of the Norwegian PhD Network can also apply for travel support from the NanoNetwork to cover conference fee and travel expenses up to NOK 3.000. A requirement for support from the NanoNetwork, is that the participant makes a poster presentation.

Deadline for application is 20.02.2013.

Please apply here for travel support for the User Meeting.

 

 

 

Applications for financial support

The application deadline for financial support is 20 February 2013.

This is earlier than usual, so make sure you don’t miss the opportunity. 

This year, there may be only one call for applications, so it would be wise to apply at this point in time.

To apply, please visit the corresponding web pages:

Financial support for laboratory and processing expenses

Travel grants for network participants

For questions, please don’t hesitate to send an email.

Invitation to seminar on Electrically Conductive Adhesives

Vestfold University College arranges a half-day seminar with internationally renowned experts in the field of Electrically Conductive Adhesives. All participants in the NanoNetwork are welcome to join.

Speakers:

  • Prof. James E Morris, Portland State University
  • Dr. Laura Frisk, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Helge Kristiansen, Conpart AS, Norway
The seminar will take place at Vestfold Innovation Park, 13 December, 2012, 9:30 – 12:45.

Seminar programme

 

 

 

 

 

The Research Council of Norway grants Nano-Network proposal

The Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems has been granted an extension with funding from the Research Council of Norway. Our network is one out ten successful applicants to the call for new national PhD networks (Nasjonale forskerskoler) this year. The terms are not yet known in detail. More information will follow.

For now, our thanks to the Research Council of Norway, and congratulations to all the participants in our PhD training NanoNetwork!

Congratulations to Sigrid Berg

            
The Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems congratulates its former coordinator Sigrid Berg on successfully defending her doctoral thesis Monday 15 October, 2012. The title of her thesis is: Capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers. Acoustic challenges and proposed solutions.

 

 

NorFab announces “Long term support”

NorFab announces “Long term support” for running costs for work performed within the NorFab infrastructure.

The application deadline is 15 October, 2012.

For detailed information and application form, please visit Access and Support at the NorFab web site.

PhD course application deadline is coming up

 

All PhD compact courses offered this autumn still have places available. See table below for more detailed information, or visit the PhD compact course page for application forms.

 

 

Course name
Deadline Note

FE8135 Nanostructuring

September 15

FE8126: Low-Voltage/Low-Power Analog CMOS

September 15

FE8100: Quantum Computation and Quantum Communications (course home page)

September 15

MN-ENE9005: Energy Harvesting

September 15

BIO9110: Biological Micro and Nanosystems that perform biological, clinical or molecular work

September 15

MENA9510 Advanced Characterization Method

 

September 24 The course is limited to12-16 students.The deadline for applying as a hospitant has passed, but it it still possible to attend. See below.

 

 

MENA9510: The deadline for applying to attend as a guest student was August 12. It is still possible to attend the course and take the exam, but as you won’t have official status as a guest student at UiO, the inclusion of this course in your degree must be approved by the local administration for your PhD program.

STIMESI MEMS Training Course at Vestfold University College

A five day training course in MEMS design and prototyping will be given at Vestfold University College in week 40, 1. – 5. October 2012. The course gives 2,5 ECTS credits.

The MEMS Design and Prototyping training course is primarily aimed at postgraduate and PhD students, PhDs, postdocs and researchers from European universities and research institutes. No prior knowledge of MEMS design and processing is required. PhD students fulfilling the requirements can apply for a scholarship from EURO-DOTS that covers course subscription fees and travel costs, limited to 1000€.

The NanoNetwork has decided that members who have applied, but failed to obtain, a EURO-DOT scholarship, can apply to attend this course and have their expenses covered by the network up to the same amount, 1000€. The rules that apply to this grant are otherwise the same as for others PhD courses held by the NanoNetwork.

 

STIMESI MEMS Training Course Program (PDF)

 

More about EURO-DOTS Scholarships

Travel grant for International Student Conference on Microtechnology

The International Student Conference on Microtechnology will be held in Freiburg, Germany, 8. – 14- October 2012.

 

The organizers suggest you attend

  • To get in direct contact with key players from the industry during the job fair
  • To be offered attractive opportunities for your academic or industrial career
  • To get an overview of relevant topics and to benefit from know-how in the area of microtechnology
  • To expand your personal network for your professional future
  • To learn more about one of the world’s leading clusters in the field of microtechnology – Baden-Württemberg and its MicroTEC Südwest cluster
  • To enjoy your stay in the lively university city of Freiburg im Breisgau located in the heart of the Black Forest, close to France and Switzerland

 

The NanoNetwork has decided to give its members travel grants to this conference. The grant is intended to cover the conference fee (90€) and parts of the travel expenses, limited upwards to a total of NOK 4000 pr. student. As this conference is approved, no application is necessary beforehand. You will however need to collect the original receipts, as you will have to ask for a refund of actual expenses upon your return.

 

Conference program (PDF)

 

Flyer with practical information (PDF)

Reminder of application deadline on September 1, 2012

This is to remind you that the deadline for submitting applications for financial support is coming up fast. The deadline, 1 September, applies to the following:

New this time is that all applications can be submitted online. You will find the forms on the corresponding web pages. Please see above for links.

It will be necessary to confirm your application with a signed confirmation from your thesis advisor, but this shouldn’t be very different from former procedures. The confirmation will however be required as an electronic attachment to your application, so it might be handy to prepare beforehand.

Hopefully, as many as possible of the applications this autumn will be submitted through the online forms. Please remind your fellows and colleagues.

Berit Myhre has started working full time as coordinator as of Monday, August 13, and it will be possible to reach her through the contact info on our web pages.

Successful 3rd annual workshop

The participants at the 3rd annual workshop for the NanoNetwork have had three days of stimulating presentations and hopefully challenging and interesting discussions.

All in all, 14 student made oral presentations, while a total of 33 student poster presentation were shown. The total number of participants was 103, a significant rise from last year. The number of participants in the NanoNetwork has also risen the last year, so this was perhaps to be expected.

The high point of Tuesday evening was probably a tour of the Museum at the Archbishop’s palace, followed by a joint dinner at the Masters’ Hall, where  Kjell Arne Ingebrigtsen, Professor Emeritus at NTNU, was the honorary speaker.

 

Student awards

The finale of the workshop was the selection of the best posters and oral presentations:

Winner of the student award for best poster presentation was Erik Folven, Department of Informatics and Electronics, NTNU, with the presentation Controlling the relative spin alignment in AFM/FM nanostructures.

The best oral presentation was given by Vidar Fauske from the Department of Physics at NTNU. His presentation was titled Transmission electron microscopy study of defects at the interface between GaAs nanowires and a Si-111 substrate.

 

The prizes for winning were, as usual, book gift certificates.

The happy winners. Left: Vidar Fauske. Right: Erik Folven

The happy winners. Left: Vidar Fauske. Right: Erik Folven.
Reminder: Information about reimbursement for travel expenses can be found in the folder Practical information.

New coordinator at the NanoNetwork

Sigrid Berg has now started in her new position at SINTEF, new coordinator from May 14th is Berit Myhre.

She will be here intermittently until June 15th, and will then start full time from August 13th.  The position of coordinator will not be filled in the remainder of June or in July, but for emergencies, Jostein Grepstad can be contacted.

Scandem 2012 in Bergen, 12-15. June – 27.04.2012

The annual meeting of the nordic microscopy society is held in Bergen from 12. – 15. June 2012. Participants in the Nano-network are welcome to join the meeting.

Read more on the Scandem website

Workshop program available – 27.04.2012

The program for this year’s workshop arranged by the Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems is now available on the workshop webpage:

Workshop

 

The workshop includes 7 oral sessions and 2 poster sessions. There are 16 invited talks, 14 student talks and 34 student posters this year! Check out the program and register for the workshop before 10th of May 2012.

Summer job at GasSecure? – 27.04.2012

Does anyone have students who might be interested in a summer job at GasSecure in Oslo?

Check out their announcement!

Workshop registration is open – 17.04.2012

This year’s annual workshop is now open for registration.

Workshop Registration

The registration deadline is 10. May 2012.

Lab courses at NTNU NanoLab from April to July 2012 – 12.04.2012

A list of the lab course offered by the NTNU NanoLab from April to July 2012 is listed here:

List of courses (external link)

Participants in the Nano-network can get travel support when attending the training courses at NTNU NanoLab. Click here to find the online application form for travel support.

New PhD course from fall 2012: FE8135 Nanostructuring – 06.03.2012

A 10 credit PhD course in nanostructuring is established as a cooperation between University of Bergen and NTNU. It will be taught for the first time during the fall semester of 2012.

The course consists of three modules, which covers important techniques for nanostructuring of solids. The
course modules are

  • Electron beam lithography (EBL) (will be given in Bergen)
  • Nanoimprint (will be given in Trondheim)
  • Focused ion beam (FIB) lithography (will be given in Trondheim)

 

Course information

 

Maximum number of students is 8 . Students enrolled in the Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for
Microsystems and for whom this course is part of their PhD course plan, will be given priority.

Financial support: Application deadline 1. March 2012 – 20.02.2012

The Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems, Nano-network, offers various forms of financial support for the network participants.

1. March 2012 is the next application deadline, and you will find more information about the funding possibilities on our website:

Financial support

 

The following categories of support have application deadline 1. March:

– Support for laboratory and processing expenses, including travel support if that is needed to conduct planned research (max. NOK 40.000)

– Travel grants for international conferences where research results are published (max. NOK 15.000)

– Travel grant for extended research visits abroad (max. NOK 30.000)

 

We would also like to remind you that it is possible to apply for support from NorFab if you plan to use any of the laboratories within the NorFab facility (NTNU NanoLab, UiO MiNaLab, SINTEF MiNaLab and HiVe MST-Lab). NorFab does not offer travel support, but you may apply for travel support from the Nano-network and suppert to cover laboratory expenses from NorFab.

 

Application forms are found on our website. Please fill out and sign the form and submit it by e-mail to Sigrid Berg

Available PhD position in Experimental Biophysics at NTNU – 01.02.2012

A PhD position within the field of biopolymer research is available at Department of Physics, Section of biophysics and medical technology, NTNU. The project constitutes part of a strategic focus on interdisciplinary biopolymer research at NTNU (NOBIPOL research group), and involves close collaboration between various departments and faculties at NTNU.

Link to the add at Jobb Norge:

http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=80685

 

Application deadline is 22. February 2012.

Contact persons:

Associate professor Marit Sletmoen (marit.sletmoen@ntnu.no, phone +47 7359 3463),

Professor Bjørn Torger Stokke (bjorn.stokke@ntnu.no, phone +47 7359 3434)

 

 

 

REMINDER! Application deadline for visiting students at UiO is 12. January – 04.01.2012

PhD candidates who plan to attend the PhD course FYS 9230 Modeling and design of micro- and nanosystems at the University of Oslo this spring semseber, and are not enrolled in the PhD program at UiO, need to apply for status as visiting students. The  application deadline is 12. January 2012 for the spring semester.

More information and application form is available here

NANO2021: Announcement of NOK 60 mill, 09.12.2011

The Norwegian Research Council announces the possibility to apply for funding for national or bilateral French-Norwegian research project with application deadline 15. February 2012.

Read more on the website of the Research Council

Four PhD courses, spring 2012, 06.12.2011

The network offers four PhD courses on compact form in the spring semester of 2012: More information

University of Oslo

FYS9230: Modeling and design of micro- and nanosystems

Note: Visiting students (all phd candidates who are enrolled in phd programs at other institutions than University of Oslo) need to apply as visiting students within 12. January 2012! More info

 

 

Vestfold University College, HiVe

OPT9005: Optics for nano- and microsystems

ACT9005: Acoustic transducers

BIO9110: Biological micro- and nanosystem technology

 

Travel and living expenses

All network participants who attend phd courses on compact form at other institutions than their home institution are eligible for travel support. More info

Lab courses at NTNU NanoLab from December 2011 – March 2012 – 15.11.2011

NTNU NanoLab offers a number of lab courses this winter. Participants in the Nano Network may apply for travel support. Click here to find the form you need to fill out to apply for travel support.

Here is a list of the courses offered this winter.

In order to register to the courses you need to contact NTNU NanoLab. More instructions are available on their website:

List of courses (NTNU NanoLabs website)

 

Students from HiVe won student competition at NANOMAT seminar – 03.11.2011

We congratulate master students Quoc-Huy Nguyen and Giang Nghiem Minh, and PhD candidate Bao Quoc Ta from the Institute of Microsystem Technology at Vestfold University Collegewith the victory in the student competition at NANOMATs closing seminar, arranged by the Reseach Council of Norway. Their idea of using carbon nanotubes for water purification was voted the best of the three finalist by the participants at the seminar.The three finalists were:

  • Quoc-Huy Nguyen, Bao Quoc Ta, Minh Giang Nghiem (HIVE); “Water purifying devices using carbon nanotubes”
  • Jon Olav Grepstad (NTNU); “Photonic crystal based biosensing platform for single molecule detection”
  • Elisabeth Vågenes (NTNU); “Nanoview”

The winners get a travel grant and coaching by Connect Norge to develop their idea towards commercialization.

Congratulations!

More Information at HiVe’s webpage.

 

 

The 6th annual NTNU NanoLab Meeting 16th of November – 28.10.2011

Highlighting nanoscience and nanotechnology

Time: November 16th 2011

Place: Lecture Hall MTA at the Medical Faculty

The purpose of the meeting is to give an up-date on the activities within nanoscience and nanotechnology at NTNU and to promote crossdisciplinary
research.
The 6th Annual NTNU NanoLab Meeting will focus on:

  • Bionanotechnology and Nanomedicine
  • Nanodevices
  • Green energy nanotechnology

The programme will consist of contributed presentations and posters.

Deadline for submitting abstracts (maximum 1 page) for oral presentations and posters: October 28th to hanna.gautun@nt.ntnu.no.

The meeting includes lunch and is open to everyone, free of charge.

Registration is, however, necessary for practical reasons.

Deadline for registration: November 5th to hanna.gautun@nt.ntnu.no.

All are welcome!

View announcent as pdf

Program for NanoLab Annual meeting

NANOMAT seminar 2. November 2011 “Jobb smått – tenk stort” – 15.10.2011

 

The Research Council of Norway marks the end of the NANOMAT program by arranging a one day seminar on the 2. November 2011. The title of the seminar is “Jobb smått – tenkt stort”, and will show some of the results from the NANOMAT program and  look in the the future of nanotechnology research. The target group for the seminar is everyone who are interested in research, knowledge, innovation and industry related to nanotechnology and new materials.More information about the seminar

PhD candidates from the Nano-network Jon Olav Grepstad (NTNU) and Bao Quoc Ta (HiVe) were two of three finalists of the student competitions announced by the NANOMAT program. Jon Olav Grepstad will present his work “Photonic crystal based biosensing platform for single molecule detection”. Bao Quoc Ta and Quoc-Huy Nguyen will present their work “Water purifying devices using carbon
nanotubes”. The third finalist is Elisabeth Vågenes with a presentations titled “Nanoview”. A winner will be announced at the end of the seminar.

 

Registration deadline is 26. October.

3rd annual workshop in Trondheim, June 2012 – 29.09.2011

The 3rd annual workshop in the Norwegian PhD Network  on Nanotechnology for Microsystems will take place in Trondheim from 11. – 13. June in 2012. The venue is not decided yet.

Mark the dates in your calendars!

Updated information about the workshop will be available here.

Lab courses at NTNU NanoLab, September – November 2011 – 23.09.2011

NTNU NanoLab offers a number of lab courses this fall. Participants in the Nano Network may apply for travel support. Click here to find the form you need to fill out to apply for travel support.

 

In order to register to the courses you need to contact NTNU NanoLab. More instructions are available on their website:

List of courses (NTNU NanoLabs website)

Presentation meeting about the Nano-Network in Bergen 21. Sept. – 19.09.2011

There will be a prentation meeting of the Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems at the University of Bergen on the 21. September 2011.

Head of the network, Jostein Grepstad and coordinator Sigrid Berg, will present the activities and offers of the PhD network, and representatives from the Department of Biomedicine, Department of Chemistry, Department of Biomaterials and Department of Physics and Technology will present their activities within nanotechnology.

The meeting will take place at meeting room 546 at the Department of Physics and Technology, Allégaten 55, 5007 Bergen.

Full program is available here

University of Bergen joins the Nano-Network, 19.09.2011

We welcome the University of Bergen as a partner in the Nano-Network! They opened their Nanolab in March this year. Read more.

 

Professor Bodil Holst from Department of Physics and Technology. (Foto: Kim E. Andreassen)

New website for the Nano Network is launched! – 19.09.2011

The Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems lauches new websites on the 19. September 2011. The website has been made in cooperation with Headspin.

All of the information from the previous website should be included in this version as well, but if you have trouble finding what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to contact the webmaster Sigrid Berg.