Transport of soft matter at the nanoscale
The NANOTRANS school «Transport of soft matter at the nanoscale» will take place Schloss Waldthausen near Mainz, Germany from June 26 to 30, 2017. Training will include courses on hydrodynamics, nanofluidics, electrokinetic phenomena, polymers, biomedical applications... as well as an experimental tutorial at the Johannes Gutenberg University. It will also offer the students a good opportunity for networking and exchange. This NANOTRANS event will also be open to a larger audience as a joint event with CECAM and TRR146 (see https://www.cecam.org/workshop-1504.html for more details).
15 PHD positions in Nanotrans Training Network
NANOTRANS (Transport of Soft Matter at the Nanoscale) is a new Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network, involving ten universities and research organizations, as well as two industrial companies across Europe. The scientific objective of NANOTRANS is to obtain a fundamental understanding of the transport of fluids and colloids at the nanoscale. We will use multiscale modelling approaches and state of the art experimental techniques to address a broad range of topics in nanofluidics, phoretic flow, electrokinetics, liquid crystal and polymer flow.
Fifteen "Early Stage Researcher" (ESR) positions are available, spread across all academic and industrial partners, covering experimental, theoretical and computational approaches to this problem. An ESR position is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship for postgraduate research and usually includes studies towards a doctoral degree (PhD). NANOTRANS provides an excellent opportunity for scientific and personal development, with regular training courses at different locations throughout Europe including academic and industrial topics, and the chance to meet and discuss problems with leading scientists in the field including several international visiting scientists.
The Boltzmann Medal for 2016 will be awarded to Daan Frenkel and Yves Pomeau.
The Boltzmann Award was instituted by the Commission on Statistical Physics of the IUPAP to honor outstanding achievements in Statistical Physics. It is presented by the Commission at the STATPHYS meeting and is awared in 2016 to Daan Frenkel and Yves Pomeau. The ceremony will take place in Lyon on July 20th.
The citation for Daan Frenkel (Cambridge node of NANOTRANS) reads: "for his seminal contributions to the Statistical Mechanics understanding of the kinetics, self-assembly and phase behaviour of complex macro-molecular, colloidal and biomolecular systems through highly innovative simulation methodologies."
Madhavi Krishnan received the Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein Prize 2016
Madhavi Krishnan, NANOTRANS associate partner from the University of Zürich, received the Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein Prize 2016.
This prize of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry is awarded to a young physical chemist under 40 in memory of Max Bodenstein, Fritz Haber and Walther Nernst.