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NANOTRANS consortium comprises academic and private partners spanning seven EU countries. We have identified the ITN program as an ideal framework to create a collaborative research platform for training young nanoscientists with suitable scientific profiles and a specific range of skills who will be able to deal with the fundamental and technological challenges of the future. NANOTRANS will provide a rigorous, balanced, and timely supra-disciplinary training program delivered by Europe’s (and world’s) leading scientists in the field. Moreover, we will provide a unique opportunity to move between industry and academia, which is crucial to foster inter-sectorial exchange of individuals and ideas. The scientific objective of the proposal is to understand the transport of fluids and colloids at the nanoscale. This is one of the core problems of technological development whose key demands are downscaling the applications and controlling the non-equilibrium dynamics (e.g. design of “smart” nanomaterials, nanofluidics, “lab on a chip” devices, energy production and storage, drug delivery...). For this specific focus, multidisciplinary and inter-sectorial approaches that are inherently a part of soft matter research are crucial. The experimental and theoretical methods are presently at a stage where exploration of key processes is viable and our research program promises fundamental and applied breakthroughs. We will establish long-term collaborations structuring the EU research environment and bridging the gap between academic and industrial research. The impact of NANOTRANS will be broad. The overwhelming goal is to train young researchers with unique profiles, who will work across sectors and might become future leaders in the emerging and rapidly growing fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Our research and their future careers should have an impact on some of the core challenges of modern society: energy production and storage, novel disease treatment strategies and sustainable development. Investing in research in the emerging field of soft matter at the nanoscale is determinant for Europe’s position as the world-leading academic and technological power.

Recent news

Festivaletteratura, Mantua

people 07/09/2018

ESRs Sara Dal Cengio, Jérôme Hardoüin and Ivan Palaia will represent NANOTRANS at Festivaletteratura in Mantua, Italy, on September 5-9!

Sara and Jérôme will interview Sabine Hossenfelder, author of Lost in Math, on Friday at 7 pm at Scienceground, the festival's scientific area.

Check out the program of the Festival and Scienceground!

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NANOTRANS ESR Workshop, Vienna

workshops 20/08/2018

The NANOTRANS ESR Workshop took place on August 20 - 24 at the University of Vienna.

ESRs gave small lectures on selected topics. They explained their scientific research to each others to promote cooperation. Check out the complete program in the pdf file!

And, with the help of ALOOP, an outreach video will soon appear on this page!

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CECAM workshop on Phoretic effects at the nanoscale, Lausanne

workshops 18/04/2018

NANOTRANS PIs Jure Dobnikar, Benjamin Rotenberg, Daan Frenkel and Emmanuel Trizac organize a workshop about Phoretic effects at the nanoscale. The workshop will take place on April 18-20 at CECAM, in Lausanne. People from many different NANOTRANS nodes will be present.

More information here.

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Mamisoa Nomena wins poster prize at Food Colloids 2018 conference

people 12/04/2018

Mamisoa Emma Nomena won the poster prize at the 17th Food Colloids conference, that took place on April 8-11 at the University of Leeds, UK.

Congratulations, Emma!

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