8th European School on Molecular Nanoscience
October 25th – 29th, 2015 Paris France

VIII European School on Molecular Nanoscience

October 25th – 29th, 2015 Paris France

FIRST CIRCULAR: Announcement and pre-registration.


The molecular region of Nanoscience is still a region that has been scarcely explored in Nanoscience, maybe because the larger structural and electronic complexity of molecules, compared with that found in simpler atom-based nano-objects and nanostructures, make them more difficult to study at the nanoscale with the currently available instrumental techniques. Albeit, it is in this molecular region where molecular chemists, biologists, physicists and engineers working in Nanoscience may find the best opportunities to interact and to converge. Areas like supramolecular chemistry, molecular electronics and molecular magnetism are expected to converge in this region.

The eighth European School on Molecular Nanoscience (ESMolNa2015) intends to provide a suitable framework to show and extensively discuss the state-of-the-art in these multidisciplinary areas. Lectures are aimed at the post-graduate level as they will be presented to an audience primarily formed by post-graduate, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. In fact, the School will be the last part of an intensive Advanced Course of three weeks organized in the frame of a European Master in Molecular Nanoscience. This meeting also intends to be a forum where the active European scientific groups working in these areas will have the opportunity to meet and informally discuss with the younger generations.

This training school is organized by the Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol) of the Universitat de València, the COST Action PoCheMoN: Polyoxometalates Chemistry for Molecular Nanosciencie (Action Number: CM1203) and the Region Île-de-France through a Chaire Blaise Pascal (to E. Coronado)

The talks will be held at the FIAP Jean Monet in Paris, where the students (up to 65) will be hosted.


The School is structured in three different blocks:

General_lectures (50 min+ 10 min discussion): This part will deal with the essential aspects of Molecular Nanoscience on the topics i) Supramolecular Chemistry in Nanoscience; ii) Concepts, materials and applications of Molecular Electronics; iii) Single-Molecule Electronics; iv) Molecular Nanomagnetism; v) Molecule-based Spintronics.

The following invited lecturers have confirmed their attendance:

BONDAVALLI, Paolo - CNRS/Thales (France)
FÉREY, Gérard - Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin (France)
KÖGERLER, Paul - RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
LUIS, Fernando - Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón-CISC (Spain)
NAZEERUDDIN, Khaja - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
PASCUAL, J. Ignacio - CIC NanoGUNE (Spain)
PILENI, Marie-Paule - Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
SANCHEZ, Clément - Collège de France (France)
SENEOR, Pierre - CNRS/Thales (France)
VERDAGUER, Michel - Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France)

Specialized_lectures (25 min + 5 min discussion): In this part, short tutorial lectures showing some relevant scientific advances in the above topics will be presented by the most representative European research groups active in Molecular Nanosciences.

Oral_communications (10-min communications): With the aim of encouraging discussion and communication among all the participants, the students will have the opportunity to present short communications about their research results, including those that, although incomplete, can promote debate.


The ESMolNa2015 will be open on Sunday 25th of October in the afternoon (at 4 pm) and it will finish on Thursday 29th of October in the evening (departure date October 30th after breakfast.

On Friday 30th and Saturday 31st will take place the Management Committee and Working Groups 2&3 Workshops for COST ACTION PoCheMoN participants. Program


The registration fee to for students, including accommodation from 25th to 30th October in double-room and full board is 550€.
The registration fee per person for doctors is 130€/night including accommodation in single-room and full board, or 110€/night in double room with double occupancy.
For students members of the Specialized Group on Nanoscience and Molecular Materials of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry is 475€ (membership fee is 39€/year)


Attendance will be limited to about 100 participants, of which 60 will be European students chosen on the basis of their interest and contributions to the subject area. Those interested in participating in the School should fill in the pre-registration form available at the following WEB page:


Pre-registration is mandatory for students and convenient for those participants that wish to present a short specialized lecture.


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