The Plenary and Keynote Speakers of the 8th NRW Nano-Conference

Prof. Dr. Tommaso Calarco
Prof. Dr. Tommaso Calarco

Professor at and Director of the Institute for Complex Quantum Systems, University of Ulm, and Initiator and Member of the High-Level Steering Committee for the FET Flagship on Quantum Technologies

Prof. Dr. Nathalie Katsonis
Prof. Dr. Nathalie Katsonis

Professor of Chemistry at the MESA+ Institut for Nanotechnology, University of Twente

Prof. Adrian M. Ionescu, Ph.D.
Prof. Adrian M. Ionescu, Ph.D.

Professor at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, and Director of the Laboratory of Micro / Nanoelectronic Devices (NANOLAB) and Member of Steering Board Health EU FET Flagship

Dr. Jaap C. Haartsen
Dr.
Jaap C. Haartsen

Father of Bluetooth. Inventor and expert in the area of wireless technologies.

Founder of JHC2 (Jaap Haartsen Consultancy Company), the Netherlands

The NRW Nano Conference – Innovations in Materials and Applications.

North Rhine-Westphalia’s leading role in the fields of nanotechnology and materials science is clearly demonstrated at the internationally renowned NRW Nano Conference, which takes place every two years. The venue changes in NRW, but is always particularly relevant for the topic area.

In 2018, the event has been extended from nanotechnology to the topic of “Innovations in Materials and Applications”. With the expanded spectrum, current developments in industry and science have been taken into account. Thus, the benefits for visitors have been significantly increased. Other innovations, such as the thematically open calls, were also well appreciated by the community and numerous new sessions evolved.

Hand-picked by our scientific advisory board, the topics are geared to the broad spectrum of interests of the visitors, with the aim of achieving the greatest possible benefit for each participant.

Thus, international keynotes and plenary talks provide a very good insight into cutting edge technologies and future trends. Topic sessions (with changing focal points) highlight special subject areas. At the accompanying exhibition, institutes and companies present their innovative services and products, and the new contacts made during the day can be further intensified at the networking event in the evening. The three exhibitors with the best overall appearance and presentation will be honoured with the “Best Exhibitor Award”.

The event is also of great importance for young academics. In addition to the opportunity to get into contact with future employers and build up their own network, the poster exhibition offers the perfect platform to give insights into their own work to all participants. On every conference, the best three posters receive the “Best Poster Award” within an award ceremony. An interesting supporting programme provides pupils with insights into the exciting field of nanotechnology and materials science.