Our 2-week 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.

* Do not concern the ONLINE format. Not remote lectures

  • Near-field microscopies
    Hans Hug, EMPA, Dübendorf & University of Basel

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

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

  • Round Table*
    Raphaël LEVY, University of Sorbonne Paris Nord

  • From research to business with nanotechnologies - Testimonies*
    Vincent POHER, AVALUN, Biosynex Group


  • 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


  • 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-Saclay

  • Assessment of the toxicity of nanomaterials - A case study: TiO2
    Armelle Baeza, University of Paris

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

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

  • Nano-oncology
    Barbara STELLA, University of Torino

ESONN'2022 LECTURERS are presented HERE



On Wednesday 31 August, 2022

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 Wednesday 31 August, 2022

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



The following seminars will be held in Grenoble (place to be confirmed) after days of practical work, from 17:30 to 18:30:



5 September, 2022

"Spins in silicon quatum dots"

Yann-Michel NIQUET, CEA
6 September, 2022

"Magnetic spin optics in the quantum dot"

Lucien BESOMBES, CNRS-Institut Néel


5 September, 2022

"Nanoparticles in radiotherapy"

6 September, 2022


Benjamin CROSS, UGA

PRACTICALS in Grenoble.

From 5 September to 9 September, 2022.


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'2022 list of practicals HERE



  • Welcome official cocktail after the poster session on Wednesday 31 August

  • Round table with Raphaël LEVY on Saturday 3 Seotember 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 9 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'2022 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 :

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

- for the ON SITE 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.