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Nanoscale oxide systems ranging from ultrathin films to two-dimensional layers and oxide nanoparticles (nanorods) are ubiquitous in fundamental condensed matter research and a plethora of possible applications in cutting edge technologies are emerging. Nanoscale oxides differ from their respective bulk materials due to an increased surface-to-volume ratio, due to proximity effects and due to their nanoscale spatial confinement, which all conspire to create novel physical and chemical properties. The presence of interfaces adds yet another degree of freedom in oxide nano-systems leading to the appearance of multifunctional behavior. The synthesis and fabrication of nanoscale oxide materials is still a challenge and their characterization to understand the tunability of functionalities that evolve due to their nanostructured nature provides another facet of challenge.

In this workshop, we will examine and discuss transformative research in the area of oxide nano-systems. Issues of synthesis, characterization of structure as well as of emergent physical and chemical phenomena will be at the focus of this workshop.

The workshop will assemble leading experts in the field to discuss the present state of the art and future opportunities in the area of nano-oxides, with special emphasis on the exchange of ideas between experimental and theoretical approaches. Emerging applications of nano-oxides in various fields of nanotechnology will provide another focus of the workshop.


The IUVSTA 86 workshop will take place in Ávila in the Hotel Reina Isabel from 1-6 July 2018.


  • Oxide-Metal Interactions
  • Reactions
  • Ultra-Thin Films
  • Engineered Structures:
  • Theory
  • Nanoparticles
  • Ceria
  • Ceria
  • Structure

List of invited speakers:

Campbell, Charlie. (University of Washington, USA)

Grönbeck, Henrik. (Chalmers University, Sweden (theory)

Castell, Martin. (Oxford University, GB)

Barth, Clemens. (Aix-Marseille University, CNRS. France)

Shluger, Alex. (University College London, London, UK)

Stankic, Slavica. (Universite Paris 06, France)

Luches, Paola. (Istituto Nanoscienze, CNRe, Modena, Italy)

Ganduglia-Pirovano. María Victoria. (Instituto de Catalisis y Petroleoquímica-CSIC. Spain)

Widdra, Wolf. (Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)

Invited Attendees:

  • David Grinter. Diamond Light Source
  • Jacek Goniakowski. Institut de Nanosciences  de Paris. France
  • Thomas Berger. Salzburg University. Austria
  • Yves Huttel. ICMM-CSIC. Spain
  • Xavier Torrelles. ICMAB-CSIC. Barcelona. Spain
  • Hiroshi Onishi. Chemistry Department. Kobe University. Japan
  • Joerg Libuda. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. German
  • Yaroslava Lykhach. Friedrich-Alexander-Unibversität. Germany
  • Claudine Noguera. CNRS,  Institute des Nanosciences de Paris,  France
  • Margareta Wagner. Technical university of Wien. Austria
  • Oliver Diwald. University of Salzburg. Austria
  • Annabella Selloni. Department of Chemistry. Princeton University. USA
  • Mark Baker. University of Surrey. United Kingdom
  • Marek Sierca. University of Jena. Germany
  • Shamil Shaikhutdinov. Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society. Germany
  • Konstantin Neyman. ICREA & University of Barcelona. Spain.
  • Mario Rocca. Univesity of Genova. italy
  • Thomas Risse. Free University of Berlin. Germany
  • Hago Freund. Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society. Germany
  • Junfa Zhu. Hefei university of science and technology. China
  • Idriss H.  Hicham. SABIC. Arabia Saudi
  • Andrew Thomas. University of Manchester. United Kingdom

Further information:

The organization of the workshop is structured as follows:

  • Each session will start with a review on a specific topic by an expert who will perform the presentation during one hour in a similar way as an invited lecture at a regular conference.
  • After that, the session will be open to invited attendees, to present a work under development or final results, with emphasis on  possible problems, expected result or future trends, during half an hour including discussion.

Invited attendees are selected by the IPC on the basis of their expertise on a particular topic.

If you need further information, contact:   J. l. de Segovia

Note    The WS has not publication, Authors could publish their work in the journal they want .

Dohnalek Z.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Gallego S.

Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid

Netzer F. (Co-Chairman)

Karl-Franzens University Graz

Thornton G. (Co-Chairman)

University College London

Widdra W.

Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Gutierrez A.

ASS Spain representative

Gomez–Silva A.

IUVSTA Nanometer (Chair)

Huttel Y.

Nanometer Spain representative

Fracassi F.

IUVSTA TF division (Chair)

Martkowski L.


Yubero F.

Thin Film Spain representative

Important Dates

January, 1st: Announcement and call for presentations.
January, 10th: Deadline for applications as an invited attendee.
February 1st:  Acceptance of applications as an invited attendee.
April 1st: Deadline for abstracts.
April 15th: Acceptance of abstracts.
April 25th: Preliminar program.
May 1st: Deadline for early registration. (Remember the number of participants is 50, “first come, first served”.)
June 15th: Final program.
June 29th: Deadline for registration, if available at all.
July 2nd: Start of IUVSTA workshop.
July 5th: End of IUVSTA workshop.

Abstract instructions and submission

Invited attendees are selected by the IPC on the basis of their expertise on a particular topic.

However, other interested people can also apply for an invitation. Please download form to apply for an invitation, fill in and and send by e-mail before March 1st, 2018 to J. L. de Segovia.

The number of participants is limited to 50 on the basis of “first come first serve”. If there are free places, the registration will be open to other selected applicants on the basis of their work.

* For “Invited Attendees“: Due to budget limitations waiving of registration fees, accommodation or traveling  support cannot be granted.

If you need further information, contact:   J. l. de Segovia

Workshop fee:

Early bird registration, before May 1st (TBD)

  • Senior:
  • Senior ASEVA member:
  • Student:
  • Student ASEVA member:


 Regular registration TBD

  • Senior:
  • Senior ASEVA,
  • Student:
  • Student ASEVA,

Conference dinner (Thursday 5th):   TBD

Registration includes:

  • Access to the building and scientific sessions.
  • Lunches from Mo to Th.
  • Welcome cocktail on July 1st, and tourist visit on July 3rd.
  • Workshop documents.
  • Coffee breaks (morning & afternoon).
  • Worshop special dinner on July 5th.

Attention: registration fees does not include dinner from Mo to Wed.

Registration instructions:

Oral talks

  • TBD

 Social activities:  congress diner, social event, welcome cocktail

  • Welcome party: Sunday 1st at 20:30, in Hotel Reina Isabel.
  • Walking tour: Tuesday 3rd at 20:00.
  • Workshop special dinner: Thursday 5th at 21:00 in Hotel Reina Isabel.


Venue: Hotel Reina Isabel

Address: Paseo de la Estación 17. 05001 Ávila (Spain)

Further information:

J. L. de Segovia

Getting there

By plane (to Madrid):

International or national flights arrive to Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas airport. From there you can choose coming to Ávila by car or train.

By car:

Ávila is located at approximately 115km northwest of Madrid. By car it takes around 1h15. You can rent-a-car at the airport.
Take the A-6 AP-51 to travel from Madrid to Avila by car. Note that “AP” roads in Spain are toll roads.

By bus:

There are regular buses throughout the day between Madrid and Avila. The journey takes 1h30 and costs about 8 euros. Buses leave from South Station (Estación Sur), in Mendez Alvaro (metro station). Check

By train:

The train from Avila to Madrid takes about 1h30 and costs about 10 euros. There are frequent trains throughout the day. You can take it from either Chamartin Station or from Nuevos Ministerios Station.

Hotel Reina Isabel is 150m from the Railway Station. Check or


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