Next session:  August 28 - September 10, 2022

This year, two formats are proposed

From 28 August to 2 September, 2022:
Lectures ONLINE

From 28 August to 10 September, 2022:
Lectures, seminars and practical work IN GRENOBLE, France


Participants are invited to choose between these 2 formats before applying:

Lectures ONLINE: lecturesONLY (Fees: 200€)

Session in Grenoble: Lectures, seminars + practical work in Grenoble (Fees: UE participants: 1300€ or 900€ without accommodation in Grenoble, non UE participants: 1700€ or  1400€ without accommodation in Grenoble)

The programme is designed in two parallel sessions to highlight the fundamental and technological advances in two fields of research:

  • SESSION A: in Nanoelectronics

  • SESSION B: at the interface between Physics and Biology

Both sessions will run in parallel and will share common lectures and seminars, then, practical work, as interdisciplinary studies is a clear objective of the school.

Eligible applicants to this school are:
- Students enrolled in a doctoral program of a university
- Postdoctoral and junior scientists from academic or industrial laboratories


ESONN’2022 (19th edition) is a wo-week course aimed at providing training for graduate students, postdoctoral and junior scientists coming from universities and laboratories all around the world and working in the fields of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies.

This 2022 edition of the school is comprised of academic lectures and seminars and also practical courses in Grenoble, all delivered by leading experts covering different aspects on elaboration, characterization and functionalities of nano-objects.

Significant part of the program is devoted to the laboratory courses, providing unique hands-on learning opportunities.


On a world-wide level, Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies constitute an important, fast growing field both in academia and industry, due to considerable potential of their applications for economic development.

In this context, the European School On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ESONN) is promoted for advanced learning based on leading-edge research. In collaboration with European universities and research centers, we propose annually a 2-week program comprising both lectures and laboratory courses.

The aim of this training is to offer young researchers a structured view of the principles involved in the elaboration and in the functioning of nano-structures, nano-components and nano-machines.
At ESONN, students from various universities spend two weeks together, participating in an intensive and unique learning experience, thus forming long-lasting friendships that will promote their work beyond the PhD.

ESONN program is endowed with two key points.

  • The first one is interdisciplinarity, since research in Nanosciences demands a combination of various skills in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

  • The second point emphasises the role of laboratory courses. In general, summer schools do not address this issue of fundamental importance both for basic science and for applications. ESONN practicals provide a unique opportunity to address a complete set of aspects, such as nanofabrication, nano-elaboration, techniques of nano-measurements, nano-characterization and the physical principles behind them.

     - UGA, Université Grenoble Alpes
     - Grenoble INP-UGA, Institut d’ingénierie et de management


      - CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

      - CEA, Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives



  • Mairbek CHSHIEV, UGA, Director

  • Liliana PREJBEANU, Grenoble INP, Associate Director


  • Dmitry ALDAKOV, CNRS

  • Anne-Laure BULIN, INSERM

  • Mairbek CHSHIEV, UGA

  • Aurélien GOURRIER, CNRS

  • Xavier JEHL, CEA

  • Gilles NOGUES, CNRS

  • Liliana PREJBEANU, Grenoble INP


  • Marianne WEIDENHAUPT, Grenoble INP

European School organising Office and contact


  • Fabio BELTRAM, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

  • Olivier BUISSON, Institut Néel - CNRS, Grenoble, France

  • Joël CIBERT, Institut Néel - CNRS, Grenoble, France

  • Hervé COURTOIS, Vice-President for Research and Innovation at Université Grenoble Alpes, France

  • Albert FERT, Unité mixte de physique CNRS/Thales, Université Paris Saclay, France - Physics Nobel Prize 2007

  • Gérard GHIBAUDO, IMEP-LAHC, Grenoble, France

  • Mir Wais HOSSEINI, Institut Le Bel, Strasbourg, France

  • Frank JÜLICHER, MPIPKS, Max-Planck-Institute, Dresden, Germany

  • Teun KLAPWIJK, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Netherland

  • Lars MONTELIUS, Director General at INL/International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal

  • Ole MOURITSEN, University of Copenhagen, Dpt of food science, Denmark

  • Philippe RENAUD, EPFL, Lausanne, Swiss

  • Philippe Roche, ST Microelectronics, Crolles, France

  • James ROTHMAN, Yale School of Medicine, Yale, US

  • Clément SANCHEZ, Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

  • Elke SCHEER, Fachbereich Physik, Univ. Konstanz, Germany

  • Sebastian VIEIRA, Laboratorio de Bajas Temperaturas, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

  • David WILLIAMS, Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory, Cavendish Laboratory, UK

The first session of ESONN was organised in 2004 with Bertrand Fourcade and Catherine Dubourdieu as the school directors.


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