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Our 3-week course combines:

  • A social programme including welcome buffet dinner, official opening cocktail, touristic trip (Cité du chocolat at Tournon sur Rhône and visit of Pont en Royans) as well as wine and cheese party




Courses cover the fundamentals of selected areas chosen as important aspects of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies in Physics, Biology or Chemistry.

Each lecture course consisting of 2 or 3 slots, will be given in English and delivered by scientists from European universities and research centers.

The lectures will take place at the Maison des Magistères, Polygone Scientifique, Grenoble.



Near-field microscopies - H. Hug, University of Basel, Switzerland
Self-assembly for nanotechnologies - W. Browne, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
From research to business with nanotechnologies: Testimonies - O. Burchak, ENWIRES SAS & O. Cugat, G2Elab, Grenoble, France
Philosophy - S. Ruphy, Université Lyon 3 Jean Moulin, France


Technologies of nanofabrication - G. Villanueva , EPFL, Lausanne, Switezrland

Quantum coherent transport and mesoscopic superconductivity - E. Scheer, University of Konstanz, Germany

Electronic transport in low dimensional materials - L. Hueso, CIC nanoGUNE, San Sebastian, Spain

Spintronics - S. Valenzuela , Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), Barcelona, Spain

MOSFET physics and technology - E. Sangiorgi, University of Bologna, Italy

Nano-optics - V. Zwiller , Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at TU Delft, The Netherlands


Advanced biophysics to study molecular systems - R. Hovius, EPFL and J. Piguet, EPFL & KTH, Stokholm, Sweden

Mechanics of molecules and biological structures - B. Hoogenboom, UCL and  London Centre for Nanotechnology, England

Microfluidics for Lab-on-chips - M. Piel, Institut Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (IPGG), Paris, France
Nanoparticles for imaging and sensing in biology - R. Levy, University of Liverpool, England

Introduction to nanodrugs delivery - H. Hillaireau, University of Paris-Sud & Institut Galien, Paris, France

Assessment of the toxicity of nanomaterials - A. Baeza, University of Paris, Paris Sud, France

Nanostructured Composite Materials: From Biological Hard Tissues to Biomimetic and Artificial Systems - E. Sturm, University of Konstanz, Germany

ESONN'2020 lecturers are presented  HERE


The following seminars will take place in the conference room of the Maison des Magistères:


Session A:

Sergey KUBATKIN, Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Quantum Device Physics Laboratory, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Gilles CUNGE, LTM CNRS, Grenoble, France

Renaud DEMADRILLE, CEA-DIESE-SyMMES, Grenoble, France


Session B
Advanced function hydrogels and nanogels for soft robotics, bioelectronics and drug delivery - Rachel AUZELY, UGA and CERMAV-CNRS, Grenoble, France.

Nanoscintillators: towards activation of deep-tissue photodynamic therapy upon X-rays irradiation - Anne-Laure BULIN, CRCN INSERM, Synchrotron Radiation for Biomedicine group UA7 INSERM - UGA, Grenoble, France



Half of the formation is devoted to practicals, which are held in clean-room facilities at the Inter-university Centre for MicroElectronics (CIME - Grenoble) and in different research laboratories of the scientific Polygon in Grenoble.

Praticals in clean-rooms facilities are devoted to the use of the basic tools for micro-fabrication and characterization of micro-objects (micro-circuits, micro-systems...).

The technologies which are more specific to the , are adressed through laboratories works.

Practicals in laboratories provide experience on more specific nano-fabrication (e-beam lithography, innovative soft lithographies…). The lab practicals proposed by scientists and engineers are on their ongoing research activities at the leading edge of scientific and technological developments.

Find all ESONN'2020 practicals HERE





Me, My project, My dream: All participants along with ESONN Orgainising Committee members will present two slides introducing freely who they are, their background and their research activity.

Poster session: Participants also bring a poster on their current research work. They will present it during a poster session organized in the beginning of the school and discuss their work with other attendees, ESONN lecturers and organizing committee members during an informal meeting in the hall of the Maison des Magistères.
The posters are exhibited from the beginning to the end of ESONN.


  • Welcome buffet dinner

  • Official opening cocktail

  • Touristic trip (Cité du chocolat at Tournon sur Rhône and visit of Pont en Royans)

  • Wine and cheese party

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