The 9th European Nanomanipulation Workshop

The 9th European Nanomanipulation Workshop

Dear colleague,

We are pleased to announce the 9th European Nanomanipulation Workshop will be held in La Cristalera, Madrid (Spain) from June 17th to 19th 2024.

The overall focus of the series of the Workshops is to bring together scientists who are active in the field of controlled manipulation of atoms, clusters, molecules and other nanoscale objects using scanning probe or other related techniques. This includes basic techniques of manipulation, theoretical description of manipulation processes as well as applications ranging from nano- and mesoscale friction to automatic assembly of nano-objects.The program will try to reflect the wide range of topics that define the nanomanipulation community.

This event follows the 1st Workshop in Cascais (Portugal), 2nd in Tartu (Estonia), 3rd in Madrid (Spain), 4th in Kraków (Poland), 5th in Mulhouse (France), 6th in Giessen (Germany), 7th in Jena (Germany) and 8th in Krakow (Poland).

We invite you to join us to learn the latest advances in this multidisciplinary field while enjoying an incomparable natural landscape.

Important dates

Abstract submission: From February 26th, abstract submission is open only for poster communications.

Registration: from March 15th 2024 to April 15th 2024 (please, register early to reserve your spot, attendance limited to 90 people)

Conference: from June 17th to June 19th 2024

On-Surface Synthesis International Workshop (OSS24)

On-Surface Synthesis International Workshop (OSS24)

On-surface synthesis, a surface-supported variation of organic chemistry most commonly performed under vacuum, unites the easy tunability of molecular materials and the promises of self-assembly as a revolutionary production method, with the sturdiness of covalently bonded structures. This most attractive combination is drawing the interest of a rapidly increasing number of researchers. Important efforts are being devoted to augment the available on-surface synthesis toolbox, to improve our understanding of the chemical reaction mechanisms, to the synthesis and characterization of new molecular architectures, as well as to their implementation in diverse applications.
Because this approach bridges across the fields of chemistry, physics and materials science, further involving engineering for the integration of these molecular materials in actual devices, the aim of this fifth edition of the “On-Surface Synthesis” international workshop (following OSS14 in Les Houches, OSS16 in San Sebastian, as well as OSS18 and OSS22 in Sant Feliu de Guíxols) is to bring together researchers working in this field from different perspectives, theory and experiment, as well as with chemical, physical and/or application-oriented viewpoints.

Soft Skills Seminar Series

Soft Skills Seminar Series

Dear Colleague,

we are excited to announce the “Fuerzas y Túnel Soft Skills Seminar Series”.
This online seminar series aims to enhance crucial skill sets of emerging talents in our research community.
These seminars will be imparted online on three consecutive Wednesdays (7, 14, and 21 of Februrary) at 11:00 CET, each lasting for 1h 30min. All courses will cater specifically to doctoral students or post-docs. In what follows we outline each of the topics covered.
Please, register early to reserve your spot, attendance limited


  • Scientific Writing: It provides indispensable tools and a strategic mindset for crafting impactful research papers. Gain insights into publication processes, peer review intricacies, and master the nuances of grammar and structure. Learn to communicate complex ideas with clarity and precision.
  • Speak about Science – Oral Presentation Skills for Researchers: To improve your ability to prepare and deliver compelling scientific presentations. Sharpen your communication skills to engage audiences across diverse expertise levels in your field.
  • Equality and Diversity in the Workplace: Addressing persistent challenges in gender equality within scientific and academic domains, this session aims to address these issues to ensure they do not hinder success.
Direct in-situ insights into the asymmetric surface reconstruction of rutile TiO2 (110)

Direct in-situ insights into the asymmetric surface reconstruction of rutile TiO2 (110)

Author: Wentao Yuan, Bingwei Chen, Zhong-Kang Han, Ruiyang You, Ying Jiang, Rui Qi, Guanxing Li, Hanglong Wu, Maria Veronica Ganduglia-Pirovano & Yong Wang

Nature Communications volume. Article number: 1616 (2024) 

The reconstruction of rutile TiO2 (110) holds significant importance as it profoundly influences the surface chemistry and catalytic properties of this widely used material in various applications, from photocatalysis to solar energy conversion….





DATE OF EVENT : 03/07/2023      DURATION : 5 day(s)

LOCATION: ZCAM Campus Actur C/ Mariano Esquillor s/n Edificio I+D 50018 Zaragoza

A new energy economy is needed which has to be more efficient, clean and sustainable. Functional oxide-based energy materials hold the greatest promise for both, energy storage and conversion. Metal oxides are stable and abundant materials to be used for energy applications. Metal-oxide ultrathin films and nanostructures are most versatile in terms of electronic structure, chemical, and physical properties but deriving structure-property-function relationships for these often structurally and chemically very dynamic materials is challenging. Nanostructured oxides offer a new paradigm for the development of catalytic, photochemical, electrochemical and electronic materials. This meeting will focus on four different areas where understanding, controlling and enhancing the functionalities of oxides for energy solutions play a crucial role, namely, oxides in catalytic and electrochemical energy science as well as in photochemical energy transformation and the design of nanostructured oxide-based materials. This needs in-depth scientific debate from leaders across the community.