Tribology International Conference 2023

Tribology International Conference 2023

Tribology international conference 2023 will run this year jointly to the 7th edition of the Surfaces, Interfaces and Coatings Technologies International Conference SICT 2023 and the 3rd edition of Plasma Tech 2023 in LisbonPortugal from 26 to 28 April. 2023.

These joint conferences provides an international exchange forum for the industry and the academia. Leading university researchers present their latest findings, and representatives of the industry inspire scientists to develop new solutions.

Tribology International conference 2023 main topics include:

  • Surface engineering in tribology 
  • Tribo-chemistry
  • Tribo-surfaces,
  • Coatings, surfaces and underlying mechanisms
  • Wear and friction, Contact mechanics 
  • Bio-tribology/ biomimetics
  • Nano-tribology
  • Modelling and Simulation in tribology 
  • lubricants and additives
  • Sustainable lubrication
  • Test methodologies and measurement technologies
  • Tribology in manufacturing processes and industrial systems 
  • Digitisation in tribology
15th International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology

15th International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology


Dear colleagues,
On behalf of the Local Organising Committee, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 15th International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology (ISFNT-15), to be held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, from 10-15 September 2023. The Convention Centre is the iconic Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, located near Las Canteras beach, one of the most privileged areas of the city. The event is organized by the Centro de Investigaciones, Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), in collaboration with other institutions, and supported by the ISFNT-15 International Standing and International Programme Committees.

The ISFNT is one of the main international events for the nuclear fusion field and offers an outstanding opportunity for the fusion community to meet, discuss new ways to address complex problems, and find advanced solutions in nuclear fusion technologies. Moreover, in this special year when our energy system has acquired a great role worldwide due to the energetic crisis, the energy transition is becoming crucial and it is our duty to focus on the main objective of accelerating electricity production through fusion. The symposium focuses on both near-term and long-term fusion devices and reactor technologies, with special attention to science, engineering, experiments, facilities, modelling, analysis, design, and safety.
Please join us to meet and interact with fusion-related researchers, students, decision-makers, and industries in one of the most extraordinary southernmost places in Europe.

I wish you all a successful ISFNT-15 and a pleasant stay in Gran Canaria!

Yours sincerely,

David Rapisarda,
Head of the Fusion Technologies Division, CIEMAT
General Chairman of ISFNT-15

36th European Conference on Surface Science ECOSS 36

36th European Conference on Surface Science ECOSS 36

Dear colleagues,
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 36th European Conference on Surface Science (ECOSS 36) which will be held 28 Aug ‐ 1 Sep 2023 in Lodz, Poland, organized by the University of Lodz.

ECOSS is a well‐established annual meeting directed jointly by the Surface Science Division of the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA) and the Surface and Interface Section of the European Physical Society (EPS).

The conference provides an excellent opportunity for scientists from Europe and from all over the world to meet and discuss the latest advances in the physics and chemistry of surfaces. Furthermore, it is a forum to discuss the progress of surface science in related innovation fields such as heterogeneous catalysis, organic molecular nano‐architectures, two‐dimensional materials and graphene, nanoelectronics, bio nanoscience and functional and energy materials studied both using theoretical and experimental methods. For more information and further updates, please visit the conference website.

We invite you to join us in ECOSS‐36 in Lodz next year and discuss the latest surface science advances!
Pawel Kowalczyk,
Chairperson of ECOSS‐36

Fuerzas y Túnel FyT2023 conference

Fuerzas y Túnel FyT2023 conference

The Fuerzas y Túnel (FyTconference is a biannual symposium whose purpose is to bring together the national and international scientific community to discuss the latest advances in scanning probe microscopy (SPM). The great versatility of SPM makes it a fundamental technique in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, with applications in a wide range of research fields, from materials science to virology. In this conference, we will focus on the use and development of SPMs for the study of materials (from the atomic level up to the nanoscale), the understanding of different phenomena (electronic, optical, magnetic, mechanical) in the most diverse conditions (from ultra-high vacuum to liquid media). All together will allow the development of materials with novel properties that aim to solve different social challenges.

FyT 2023 will be held at Fundación Rei Afonso Henriques in Zamora from 3 to 5 July 2023. Beyond scientific excellence, this event will also mark 20+ years since the first FyT conference in its present format.

A series of talks from reknown speakers will cover hot topics of atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy and scanning probe theory.

We invite you to join us in FyT 2023 in Zamora to learn the latest advances of the field of scanning probes and gather with the Spanish SPM community, while enjoying an incomparable natural landscape.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Guilherme de Vilhena (UAM&IFIMAC)

Dr. Manuela Garnica (IMDEA-Nanoscience)

Dr. Miriam Jaafar (UAM&IFIMAC)

Dr. Pablo Merino (ICMM-CSIC)

Scientific Committee

Agustina Asenjo
Amadeo L. Vázquez de Parga
David Serrate
Dimas G. de Oteyza
Fernando Moreno-Herrero
Gabriel Gomila
Jose Angel Martín-Gago
Jose Ignacio Pascual
Neus Domingo
Rubén Pérez
Monica Luna
Elisa Palacios
Celia Rogero
Cristina Gómez- Navarro
Carmen Munuera

PhD Recruitment Fair 2022

PhD Recruitment Fair 2022

4 PhD Positions available at CFM

Deadline: 31st May 2022 at 13:00 CET
Online interviews: June 2022 (more details soon)
Projects starting: September- December 2022


Materials Physics Center (CFM, CSIC-UPV/EHU) in Donostia-San Sebastián, (the Basque Country, Spain) is currently seeking for bright, highly motivated PhD candidates who are willing to work in an intellectually stimulating environment to develop cutting-edge training and research on Materials Science, exploring physical and chemical properties of advanced materials, nanostructures and nanodevices, either theoretically or experimentally. They will have access to the most advanced techniques in the field and develop industry-transferable skills.

Approximately 25 applicants will be shortlisted for online interviews in June. In the interviews, the candidates will have the opportunity to discuss the research projects with the supervisors of the different projects and/or the Evaluation Committee.
From the interviews, 4 candidates will be selected and granted full studentships.

CFM is focused in the following research areas:

RIVA XII – Iberian Vacuum Conference

RIVA XII – Iberian Vacuum Conference

La reunión Ibérica de Vacío y Aplicaciones, RIVA, es un encuentro bienal conjunto de la Sociedad Española del Vacío (ASEVA) y la Sociedad Portuguesa del Vacío (SOPORVAC), y sigue la serie iniciada en Braga, Portugal, en 1988, cambiando alternativamente la ubicación entre Portugal y España. SOPORVAC organizará la próxima edición de RIVA XII en Braga, Portugal, durante los días 16 y 17 de mayo de 2022, en el Vila Galé Collection Hotel.
El evento es de gran relevancia en campos científicos relacionados con la ciencia e ingeniería de superficies, biointerfaces, ciencia del plasma, tecnologías de procesamiento de materiales que involucran equipos de vacío, como películas delgadas, nanoestructuras, entre otros fundamentos y aplicaciones en la tecnología de la ciencia del vacío. Esperamos contar con un gran número de delegados de Portugal y España, así como de otros países.

El registro ya está abierto en el sitio web de RIVA XII:

Having fun in 2D: From micro-mechanical resonators to memristive transistors

Having fun in 2D: From micro-mechanical resonators to memristive transistors

In this webinar, Daniel Granados PhD will present some results concerning the development of retroreflectors based on MoS2 oscillating membranes and how they can be turned into electroluminescent diodes. He will also present the tailoring of conductive channels on MoS2 FET devices1. Preliminary results on lateral PN homo-junctions, memristive field-effect transistors and photonic crystal cavities will also be presented.

Daniel Granados has a degree in Physical Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2001) and obtained his doctorate in Physical Sciences from the same university in 2006. He completed his doctoral thesis at the Grupo de Epitaxia de Haces Moleulares of the Instituto de Microelecrónica de Madrid (IMM-CNM-CSIC) on the growth and characterization of nanostructures and devices based on III-V semiconductors. In 2005 he was a visiting researcher at Heriot-Watt University (UK), where he studied optical properties of individual quantum nanostructures. In 2006 he moved to Cambridge (UK) as the leader of the photon confinement laboratory, working for the Toshiba Research Quantum Information Group, where he studied strong coupling interactions in photonic crystal micro-cavities. During this period, he was also a visiting researcher for the Semiconductor Physics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory. In 2009 he returned to the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Nanoscience as responsible for designing and developing nanofabrication cleanroom services. Since 2014 he has been the leader of the quantum nanodevices group and executive director of IMDEA-Nanociencia research foundation. His current research focuses on the manufacture of hybrid devices for space, defence, and information technology applications. He has been a member of the scientific committee of ASEVA since 2019. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles throughout his scientific career, contributed to more than 50 international congresses, supervised eight PhD thesis, and holds three patents.

Transparent high conductive Titanium oxynitride nanofilms obtained by nucleation control for sustainable optolectronics

Transparent high conductive Titanium oxynitride nanofilms obtained by nucleation control for sustainable optolectronics

Author: E. Enríquez, A. Mariscal, R. Serna, J. F. Fernández

Applied Surface Science. 574, 1 February 2022

Transparent conducting thin films have attracted a lot of interest in last decades because they have become essential electrodes for optoelectronics applications. Indium tin oxide (ITO) is the transparent conductor par excellence with 80%​…

Metal-catalyst-free gas-phase synthesis of long-chain hydrocarbons

Metal-catalyst-free gas-phase synthesis of long-chain hydrocarbons

Author: Lidia Martínez, Pablo Merino, Gonzalo Santoro, José I. Martínez, Stergios Katsanoulis, Jesse Ault, Álvaro Mayoral, Luis Vázquez, Mario Accolla, Alexandre Dazzi, Jeremie Mathurin, Ferenc Borondics, Enrique Blázquez-Blázquez, Nitzan Shauloff, Rosa Lebrón-Aguilar, Jesús E. Quintanilla-López, Raz Jelinek, José Cernicharo, Howard A. Stone, Victor A. de la Peña O’Shea, Pedro L. de Andres, George Haller, Gary J. Ellis & José A. Martín-Gago.

Nature Communications.12 (2021) 5937

Development of sustainable processes for hydrocarbons synthesis is a fundamental challenge in chemistry since these are of unquestionable importance for the production of many essential synthetic chemicals, materials and carbon-based fuels​…