European Conference


25 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018


International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory INL


The HERALD Summit will be the premier European conference in 2018 devoted solely to atomic level processing, covering atomic layer deposition (ALD), atomic layer etch and related nanofabrication techniques.  As the final meeting of the HERALD COST Action, the three-day Summit will include detailed discussions on the research achievements of HERALD and on future opportunities for collaboration, both within Europe and worldwide.  Ongoing projects and new funding proposals will be promoted so as to continue to build the ALD community.  The HERALD Summit will take place in Braga, Portugal from 25-28 September 2018.  Registration and abstract submission will open in May 2018. 


The main topics will give a good overview of the areas of science on atomic level controlled processing.

TOPIC 1_Mechanism, Metrology and Modelling ALD mechanisms.

TOPIC 2_Precursors and Processes for viable ALD processes.

TOPIC 3_ and Interfaces: nucleation, 2D materials, selective area – ALD.

TOPIC 4_Devices: integrate ALD processes for oxides, sulphides and nitrides, light emitting diodes

TOPIC 5_Organic /Inorganic hybrid films: Molecular layer deposition, optimization of materials properties



Ana G. Silva, FCT-Nova, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

Simon Elliott, Schrödinger, Ireland 



Lifeng Liu, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal

Luis Marques, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal



Simon Elliott, Schrödinger (IE)

Ana Silva, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa (PT)

Wilhelmus Kessels, Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)

Anjana Devi, Ruhr-University Bochum (DE)

Lionel Santinacci, Aix-Marseille Universite, CNRS (FR)

Marek Godlewski, Institute of Physics Polish Academy of Sciences (PL)

Mato Knez, CIC, NanoGune, San Sebastian (ES)





Registration and abstract submission will open in May 2018. 



Suggested Hotels

Melia Braga Hotel & SPA (5 min from INL)   https://www.meliabraga.com/

Mercure Braga Centro Hotel (city center 20 min walking distance INL)   

Hotel Bracara Augusta (historical city center, 20 min walking distance INL)   

Hotel Lamaçães (10 min from INL) 

Hotel Ibis Braga  (historical city center, 20 min walking distance INL)   


Remark:September is high season in Braga and Porto.



Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation or poster presentation.

One page abstract.

Please use the template below for submission of abstract, indicating the topic from the list above.

The participants are welcome to visit the information regarding the working groups topics of Herald.

The abstracts should sent to heraldsummit2018@gmail.com



Poster - Abstract Submission                                    15th June 2018

Notification to the authors Deadline:                         10th July 2018

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION                                     20th July 2018

REGISTRATION CLOSING                                         31th August 2018




25 September 2018 26 September 2018 27 September 2018 28 September 2018

Opening Greetings HERALD

Inv 1 TOPIC 3  
  Inv 1 TOPIC 1 Talk1  TOPIC 3  
    Talk2   TOPIC 3 Poster Session
  Talk1   TOPIC 1 Inv 1 TOPIC 3  
  Talk2   TOPIC 1   INL Guided Visit
  Coffee break Coffee break  
  Inv 2 TOPIC 1 Talk3   TOPIC 3  
    Talk4   TOPIC 3  
  Talk3   TOPIC 1 Inv 2 WG4 MC5 Final Meeting 5
  Talk4   TOPIC 1    
  Inv 1  TOPIC 2 Talk1   WG4 13:00- Lunch
    Talk2   WG4 Departure
  Lunch Lunch  
  Talk1   TOPIC 2 Inv 2 WG4  
14h : OPEN Talk2  TOPIC 2    
REGISTRATION Talk3   TOPIC 2 Talk1   WG4  
    Talk2   WG4  
  International 1 International 2  
  Coffee break Coffee break  
  Inv   TOPIC 5 ECI Network  
    ITC Session  
  Talk1   TOPIC 5    
17:00 - Welcome   Talk2   TOPIC 5 NEW ACTIONS/Networking  
by Director of INL INDUSTRIAL     
  PERSPECTIVE Break Group Picture   
  Coffee break HERALD Dinner  
18:30 - Welcome Reception Poster Session    
at INL drinks and snacks    



International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga Portugal, http://inl.int/

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, https://www.fct.unl.pt/en








From PORTO airport to Braga  - (options)

1.Taxi from Porto airport  to Braga (INL/Hotel) around 40-45 Euros.

2. At the Porto airport take low cost bus transfer "GETBUS" to Braga. More information http://www.getbus.eu/index.php?lang=en&seccao=1 (c. 10 €).

3. At the airport take “Metro do Porto” to train station Porto-Campanhã http://www.metrodoporto.pt/en/. Ca. 30 min, 4 €. Then by train from Porto-Campanhã  station to Braga train station. Arriving at Braga Train station_suggestion take a taxi (10-15 min, 8-9 €). Or bus to "Universidade do Minho" -stop at INL and Melia Braga Hotel (ca. 2€) 

From LISBOA airport to Braga  - (options)

1. At the airport take the Red line of “Metro de Lisboa” to the train station “Oriente”.  More information on “Metro de Lisboa” at http://metro.transporteslisboa.pt/eng/ (Taxi from Lisboa Airporto to Oriente ca. 10 €)

From “Oriente” station there are connections from Lisbon to the Braga main train station (3h50  journey by “Alfa” or “IC”,  50€) .More information on train connection at https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/


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