Our 3-week Hybrid course combines:



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
    Hans Hug, EMPA, Dübendorf & University of Basel

  • Self-assembly for nanotechnologies
    Wesley Browne, University of Groningen

  • From research to business with nanotechnologies - Testimonies
    Géraldine Leduc, NH TherAguix & Vincent Bouchiat, GRAPHEAL

  • Introduction to (nano) toxicology
    Armelle Baeza, University of Paris

  • Large scale facilities applied for nano-electronic - Virtual visit
    Manon Letiche, ILL & , Ennio Capria, ESRF, Grenoble

  • Nano bubbles: how, when and why does science fail to correct itself?
    Raphaël Levy, University of Sorbonne Paris Nord


  • Quantum coherent transport and mesoscopic superconductivity
    Elke Scheer, University of Konstanz

  • MOSFET physics and technology
    Enrico Sangiorgi, University of Bologna

  • Nano-optics
    Val Zwiller, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm & Single Quantum, Delft

  • Technologies of nanofabrication
    Guillermo Villanueva, EPFL, IMT, Lausanne

  • Electronic transport in low dimensional materials
    Luis Hueso, CIC NanoGUNE, San Sebastian

  • Spintronics
    Sergio Valenzuela, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Barcelona


  • Nanoscale control of cell adhesion and mechanotransduction
    Ada Cavalcanti-Adam, University of Heidelberg & Max Planck Institute

  • Advanced biophysics to study molecular systems
    Ruud Hovius, EPFL, Lausanne & Joachim Piguet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

  • Mechanics of molecules and biological structures
    Bart Hoogenboom, University College London

  • Introduction to nanomedicine
    Hervé Hillaireau, University of Paris-Sud

  • Assessment of the toxicity of nanomaterials - A case study: TiO2
    Armelle Baeza, Denis Diderot University (Paris VII)

  • Nanostructured composite materials: from biological hard tissues to biomimetic and artificial systems
    Elena Sturm, University of Konstanz

  • Particle-based agents for cell tracking using imaging
    Mangala Srinivas, Cenya Imaging, Amsterdam

ESONN'2021 LECTURERS are presented HERE


The following seminars will be held online:



"Quantum gate and algorithm using a single molecular magnet"
Franck BALESTRO, Néel Institut - CNRS - UGA QuantECA group - Quantum Electronic Circuits Alps

"Electric field control of interfacial magnetism for spintronic applications"
Hélène BEA, UGA, CEA, CNRS, Grenoble INP, IRIG-Spintec

"What does quantum supremacy really mean?"


"Advanced sensor technologies to mimic human nose for measuring odors"


"Use of Gadolinium nanoparticles to increase the effectiveness of radiotherapy in humans"
Camille VERRY, CHU Grenoble Alpes

"Toxicity of nanoparticles for humans, and safer-by-design strategies"

Marie CARRIERE, CEA-Grenoble

PRACTICALS in Grenoble.

From 6 September to 10 September, 2021.


Significant part 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 are adressed through laboratories works.

The lab practicals proposed by scientists and engineers are on their ongoing research activities at the leading edge of scientific and technological developments.

Find ESONN'2021 list of practicals HERE




On Tuesday 28 August, 2021

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

POSTER SESSION - Participants of the "FULL SESSION format" only.

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, on Monday 6 September and discuss their work with other attendees, ESONN lecturers and organizing committee members during an informal meeting.

SOCIAL PROGRAMME - Participants of the "FULL SESSION format" only.

  • "Soft Apéritif" during the poster session on Monday 6 September

  • Farewell dinner in a restaurant on Friday 10 September


University CREDITS (ECTS)

Administratively, ESONN is organised by Univ. Grenoble Alpes. However, we do not not deliver an official university diploma, which would require a student registration with the University.

Nevertheless, ESONN'2021 is a three week school, with more than 50h of lectures

and more than 40h of practical works.

The participation at ESONN can be recognized as :

- for the PARTIAL format ONLINE: 4 ECTS by the University where the PhD participant is registered.

- for the FULL SESSION format: 6 ECTS by the University where the PhD participant is registered.


A certificate indicating the number of training hours can be delivered at the end of the course to participants attended all lectures and selected practicals, so that these credits can be obtained.