HERALD in 2018

Best wishes for 2018!  Here is an overview of the year ahead in HERALD - please get involved!

  1. A variety of interesting workshops will take place in March
  2. There are still places for lab visits (STSMs) within the HERALD network that should be completed before the end of March 2018.  After that, the final call for STSMs will open in May 2018, for visits to be completed by October 2018.
  3. Save the date for the HERALD Summit in Braga, Portugal, 25-28 September 2018.  This will be the only HERALD meeting in the final period and all are welcome!  Those who hosted workshops and went on STSMs throughout HERALD will be invited to attend and present (with travel reimbursement).  We will summarise the research achievements of HERALD and map out the future direction of our field.
  4. HERALD ends in December 2018.
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IEEE NANO 2018 | Cork, Ireland | 23-26 July 2018

The 18th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology comes to Cork, Ireland from 23 to 26 July 2018. In addition to the traditional IEEE NANO session topics, the thematic focus for this year’s event is Nano-Enabled Smart Things, including topics such as:

  • Nanosensors & Nanoactuators
  • Nanoenergy for Smart Things
  • Nanoelectronics (Emerging Research Materials, Devices & Architectures)
  • Nanofabrication & Assembly
  • Nano Life Sciences

Confirmed plenary speakers already include: Prof. John A. Rogers, Northwestern University; Prof. Olivo Malini, A*STAR Singapore; and Prof. Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

Visit to register your interest.


Cork, the gourmet capital of Ireland, offers the buzz of a dynamic city coupled with unspoiled landscapes and over a thousand years of culture and history. Cork is also home to Tyndall National Institute, one of Europe’s leading research centres in integrated ICT hardware and systems, and host to...

ALD special issue in Materials Today Chemistry

COST action

Materials Today Chemistry has issued a call for papers of original and unpublished work for a Virtual Special Issue of the Journal devoted to “Recent advances in Atomic Layer Deposition”. This initiative is related to the COST action HERALD “Hooking together European research in Atomic Layer Deposition”.

Visit the website of the Journal of further information:

Submitted papers should comply with the Guide for Authors of Materials Today Chemistry. Visit the journal homepage for further details.

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2018. Contributors to this special issue should select: "VSI: RA in Atom Deposition" in the online submission system upon submission. 

As a Virtual Special Issue, all accepted papers will be published without delay, as part of regular issues, before being collected together into a dedicated collection on ScienceDirect.

Guest Editors: M. Knez and N. Bahlawane...

PhD positions open in HYCOAT - a European Training Network for Functional Hybrid Coatings by Molecular Layer Deposition

HYCOAT is a European Training Network for Functional Hybrid Coatings by Molecular Layer Deposition, funded by the European Union in the framework of the H2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions – Innovative Training Networks. A coordinated effort of 10 beneficiaries and 16 partner organizations from 7 European countries (Belgium, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway and Spain), HYCOAT targets the development of novel precursor chemistries, processes, characterisation and modelling of Molecular Layer Deposition (MLD) and the demonstration of hybrid coatings in packaging, biomedical applications, electronics and batteries.

15 funded PhD positions are now open across the HYCOAT network, so please pass word on to potential PhD students.

Molecular Layer Deposition (MLD) is a vapour phase deposition technique for hybrid thin films based on successive self-limiting surface reactions. In several aspects, MLD resembles the now mainstream technique of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). However, where ALD is limited to exclusively inorganic coatings, the precursor chemistry in MLD...


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