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 ESONN'2023 Programme
(ESONN'2024 programme coming soon)

pres and poster

Our 2-week course combines

> Lectures

> Practicals

> Seminars

> Participants presentations & Poster session

> Social programme

> NB: about University credits (ECTS)





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.

> A journey through some of the physical properties of 2D materials
Johann CORAUX, Institut Néel-CNRS / Université Grenoble Alpes
> Quantum electronic transport
Clemens WINKELMANN, Université Grenoble Alpes
> Spintronics
Sergio VALENZUELA, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Barcelona
> 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, Lausanne

> 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
> Engineered Nanoparticles for Modulation and Monitoring of Biological Systems
Oya TAGIT, FHNW, Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics, Muttenz
> Assessment of the toxicity of nanomaterials - A case study: TiO2  
Armelle BAEZA, Université Paris Cité
> Nanostructured composite materials: from biological hard tissues to biomimetic and artificial systems
Elena STURM, University of Munich
> Nano-oncology
Barbara STELLA, University of Torino
>Luminescence thermometry for biological applications
Erving Clayton XIMENDES, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

> Near-field microscopies
Hans Joseph HUG, EMPA, Dübendorf & University of Basel
> Self-assembly for nanotechnologies
Wesley BROWNE, University of Groningen
> Introduction to (nano) toxicology
Armelle BAEZA, Université Paris Cité
> Round Table
Raphaël LEVY, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord

ESONN'2023 LECTURERS are presented HERE




On Monday 28 August, 2023

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.



On Tuesday 29 August, 2023 at the Château de la Commanderie.

Poster session: Participants also bring a poster on their current research work. They will present it during a poster session and discuss their work with other attendees, ESONN lecturers and organizing committee members during an informal meeting.



PRACTICALS in Grenoble.

From 4 September to 8 September, 2023.


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

See ESONN'2023 list of practicals HERE



Seminars will be held in Grenoble (place to be confirmed) during days of practical work, from 17:30 to 18:30:



4 September, 2023 - Simone ASSALI, CEA-IRIG/PHELIQS
Engineering group IV semiconductors for photonics and quantum electronics

5 September, 2023 - Nicolas ROCH, QuantECA - Institut Néel-CNRS
Superconducting quantum circuits


4 September, 2023 - Hélène ELLEAUME, INSERM-UGA
Theranostic agents to improve the efficacy of radiotherapy for the treatment of brain tumors

5 September, 2023 - Romain LHERMEROUT, LIPhy - UGA/CNRS
Probing interactions across nanoconfined ionic liquids


6 September, 2023 - Marie BERTHUEL, BeFC - Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells & Laurent LEBRUN, Hprobe


  • Welcome official cocktail during the Anniversary Day on Tuesday August 29 at the Château de la Commanderie. (detailled programme coming soon)

  • Round table with Raphaël LEVY on Saturday September 2 will be organised in a nice place of Grenoble or around and followed by a touristic time. More information soon.

  • Farewell dinner in a restaurant on Friday 8 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'2023 is a two-week school, with more than 30h of lectures 

and more than 40h of practical works.

The participation at ESONN can be recognized as: 6 ECTS by the University where the PhD participant is registered.


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


Social programme
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