Summer school C-Nano Ile de France


In 2015, C’Nano IdF organize the 9th edition of International Summer School "Nanosciences Ile-de-France". The registrations are open for 50 researcher and Phd Students.

The week is organized around lectures, seminars and time reserved for scientific discussion focusing on the interaction between teachers and students.

Each year, the strengths shown by the school are:

  • The appreciation of the rich scientific program and the scientific excellence of speakers
  • The interdisciplinary (physics, chemistry, biology, economics, ethics, toxicology ... all areas of nanoscience are presented)
  • Interactions conducted through various formats (conferences and workshops, Open talk, debates and poster sessions)

Registrations : here

Registration deadline : April 30th 2015

Registrationfee is 250€ HT for all participants.
(The registration fee includes the full stay with accommodation, meals, training)

Confirmed speakers :

Cyril AYMONIER (Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux, FR)
At the Institute of Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux, Cyril Aymonier is developing a research topic based on the elaboration of nanostructured materials by a non-conventional approach: synthesis in supercritical fluids. Ranging from basic to applied research, his work leads to a wide range of performing materials in various domains, including catalysis, energy and microelectronics.

Andreas BAUSCH (Technische Universität of München, DE)
One promising strategy to adress the complexity of biological systems is a bottom-up approach: rebuilding the functional modules by a step by step process. We put our main emphasis on the understanding of the physical principals underlying the structure formation and the resulting mechanics of the cytoskeletal networks. Often, it turns out that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Philippe BEN ABDALLAH (Institut d’optique Graduate School, Paris, FR)
Philippe Ben-Abdallah is involved in many topics on radiative heat transfert at the nanoscale, coherent thermal emission, or near-field energy conversion. Different metamaterials have been studied in order to transfer the photon energy with an optimal efficiency in near-field. A thermal analog of a transistor or a diode have been proposed and open up the way toward the control of thermal energy at the nanoscale.

Maria Luisa DELLA ROCCA (Université Paris Diderot, Paris, FR)
Maria-Luisa Della Rocca is investigating the electronic transport through organic materials down to the single molecule level using lithographic methods with measurements performed at low temperature and under high magnetic field. She is interested in the Kondo physics in single carbon nanotubes, quantum interferences and thermoelectricity in molecular junctions.

Monika FLEISCHER (Universität Eberhard Karl, Tübingen, DE)
Monika Fleischer obtained her Habilitation in physics at University of Tübingen in Germany, then joined Université de Technologie Troyes in France as an invited professor. She is now junior professor for plasmonic nanostructures in Tübingen and elected Chair of the European COST Action “Nanospectroscopy

Wilson HO (University of California, Irvine, USA)
The research topics of Wilson Ho focus on nanoscale chemical and physical phenomena with an emphasis on probing the basic properties of single atoms and molecules in their nano-environment on solid surfaces. Its main technique is the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) that he uses to probe the vibrational modes at the submolecular level with inelastic tunneling spectroscopy (IETS) or the photon emission down to the atomic scale.

Vincent JACQUES (Université Paris-Sud, Paris,FR)
Vincent Jacques has developped a new scanning probe microscope coupling atomic force microscopy and fluorescence measurements of a single nitrogen-vacancy center in a nanodiamond. This new tool allows a quantitative measurement of the magnetic field at the nanometer scale. He has recently studied the dynamic and the nature of magnetic domain walls in nanowires with this instrument.

While the organization and dynamics of membrane proteins are heterogeneous, commonly used fluorescence-based measurements lack information at the molecular scale. In contrast, single molecule measurements, limited to looking at only a few molecules in a given cell, lack ensemble information. To overcome these obstacles, we develop and use super-resolution fluorescence imaging techniques combined with live cell imaging and single molecule tracking to determine how the dynamics of protein assembly are coordinated."

Giuseppina PADELETTI (Instituto per lo studio dei materiali nanostrutturati, IT)

Hervé SEZNEC (Centre d’études nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan, Bordeaux, FR)
The orientations of the multidisciplinary and transversal research program (chemistry, physics, biology) developed by the team IRI-BIO tend to characterize the fundamental basis of the biological effects induced by exposure to physical/chemical agents (such as metal oxide nanoparticles). The aim of our research is to provide a comprehensive study to fully explore the toxicity of nanoparticles, which may help to better understand their deleterious health effects and create environmentally friendly and biologically relevant nanoparticles. Our goal is to define precisely the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the nanotoxicity of TiO2 nanoparticles (in function to their physicochemical properties) in human cells and in multi-cellular organisms such as Caenorhabditis elegans.

Nicolas TSAPIS (Institut Galien Paris-Sud, Châtenay-Malabry, FR)
We design nanotheranostic systems allowing to image and treat tumors at the same time. Our strategy is based on the encapsulation of perfluorocarbons within capsules of biodegradable polymers. The perfluorcarbon confer the ability to detect the capsules by two imaging modalities: ultrasound and fluorine magnetic resonance imaging. The polymer shell serves as a drug reservoir and its surface properties can be tuned to modulate the fate of annocapsules after intravenous administration. We will present the challenges to overcome for perfluorocarbon encapsulation, our formulation strategy and the in vivo results we have obtained so far.

Gustaaf VAN TENDELOO (Universiteit Antwerpen, Anvers, BEL)
The research mission of the department of Electron Microscopy for Materials Science, led by Gustaaf (Staf) van Tendeloo at the University of Antwerp, is to run fundamental, applied and industrial research at the international level by means of advanced electron microscopy. Staf’s research focuses on the application of advanced electron microscopy (in 2D and in 3D) to materials science problems. Particular interest goes to nanomaterials or nanostructured materials, porous materials and carbon based materials.

Manuel VASQUEZ (Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Madrid, ESP) :
Magnetic nanowires (NWs) are widely investigated nowadays owing to their broad range of applications. Among different growth methods, template-assisted electrodeposition techniques are becoming increasingly used due to high level of control they provide over morphology and packing density of NWs. Other benefits are the low cost of the process and the high degree of reproducibility of the morphology and the magnetic characteristics. The performance of magnetic nanostructures is determined by their precisely engineered design and material properties.

JELENA VUCKOVIC (Stanford University, Stanford, USA)
Manipulating materials at dimensions smaller than the wavelength of light, leads to confinement of photons allowing the study of light-matter interaction at the nanoscale. Jelena Vukovic is involved in this field of nanophotonics and recently, important achievements in non-classical light sources on a chip, nanolasers, or quantum information processing and cavity QED with quantum dots in photonic crystal nanocavities, have been made by her group.

Alex WEBER- BARGIONI (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA)
Alexander Weber-Bargioni graduated from the University of Konstanz, received his PhD in physics
from the University of British Columbia (2007), and did his postdoc at the Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory. Currently he is a staff scientist at the Molecular Foundry (LBNL), where his research group
focuses on understanding and controlling fundamental optoelectronic processes at their respective length and time scale, utilizing advancements in plasmonics, near field imaging, and electronic structure and transport studies with molecular scale resolution