The school is organized jointly by the PhD School of Nanostructure & Nanotechnology (Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca and Universitą degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata), and the PhD Schools of Physics (Universitą degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata - Faculty of Science) with the sponsorship of the Post Graduate School (Universitą degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata) and the Department of Material Sciences (Universitą degli Studi di Milano Bicocca).
The school will provide a multidisciplinary program tailored to PhD students which will address all major research areas including both basic and applied research in the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Location: The School will be held at the Universitą degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Faculty of Science.

Mailing address:
Universitą degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
Faculty of Science
Via Ricerca Scientifica 1
00133 Roma

Lessons will take place lat Physics Department in Aula Grassano (map).

About the School

The School is intended primarily for graduate and PhD students in the field of natural sciences and nanoscience and nanotechnology. Lectures and tutorials, given by international experts, will cover a variety of aspects of the theory and experimental aspects of materials, biomaterials. Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in modern techniques and applications, including neutron spectroscopy and have the opportunity to be introduced about the latest research being carried out.

The school is part of the curriculum of PhD students in biology, chemistry, engineering, material sciences, physics and related fields of study, enrolled at the Universitą degli Studi di Milano Bicocca e di Roma Tor Vergata:

  • PhD School in Chemical Sciences (curricula in Materials),
Universitą degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
  • PhD School in Materials for the Environment
Universitą degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
run jointly by Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca and Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
Universitą degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

The school is also open to graduate and PhD students from other European universities, with interests in the investigation of materials and biomaterials at the nanoscale. The maximum number of participants will be limited to 60.
If you have any questions, we will be happy to help. Please do not hesitate to contact one of the component of the organizing committee via the e-mail address.

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General information for Students

Accommodation has been arranged in 'Istituto SM'.
For information about transport from Lodging to the school link_icon (1K) see Google Maps.
Lodging accommodations will be available starting May 20th through May 31st.

General information for Teachers

Accommodation has been arranged at 'Residenza della Scuola di Dottorato'.
For information about transport from Lodging to the school see link_icon (1K) Google Maps.


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The programme consists of lectures and seminars. (Aula U.M. Grassano - map) Topics:

Program Details

1. Nanotubes, Nanowires, Nanocarbons
Speakers Sessions
Welcome address: Franco Peracchi, President of the Post Graduate School, Universitą degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
Maurizio De Crescenzi Nanotubes and nanowires
Michele Cini Transport properties in nanotubes
Rossella Giorgi Growth of carbon nanostructures
Maria Letizia Terranova Applications of carbon nanotubes to micro- and nano-electronics
Paola Castrucci Photocurrent generation in carbon nanotubes
Lina Ghibelli Toxicology of Carbon Nanotubes and Oxide Nanoparticles
Maurizia Palummo Optical properties of nanowires
2. Nanofluids
Speakers Sessions
Mauro Rovere Numerical simulation of structural and dynamical properties of confined Fluids
Roberto Senesi Single particle Dynamics of confined quantum and molecular systems
Maria Antonietta Ricci Static Structure of confined systems
Giuseppe Gorini Recent applications in epithermal neutron detection
3. Organic semiconductors
Speakers Sessions
Adele Sassella Thin films and nanostructures of molecular organic semiconductors: growth and properties
Claudio Goletti Optical spectroscopies: principles and applications to nanostructured organic materials
Pietro Morales The flavour of organic devices
4. Nanoporous and Nanocomposites materials
Speakers Sessions
Maddalena Patrini Metallic nanostructures: optical properties and applications
Alberto Paleari Nanostructured glasses from sol-gel synthesis (photonic applications)
Enrico Traversa Nanostructured Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: A Paradox or a Real Breakthrough?
Angiolina Comotti Nanoporous materials confining atoms and molecules
Luca Beverina Molecular design and supramolecular architecture optimization guidelines in nanostructured organic thin films for electro-optics
Silvia Licoccia Nanocomposites for polymeric membranes
Elisabetta Di Bartolomeo Nanostructured Materials for Gas Sensors
Olivia Pulci Optical properties of nanoclusters
5. Quantum Dots
Speakers Sessions
Fulvia Patella Quantum Dots of InAs on GaAs
Anna Sgarlata Quantum Dots of Ge on Si
Nobuyuki Koguchi MBE growths of unconventional semiconductor nanostructures
Giovanni Capellini Self-ordering of a Ge island single layer induced by Si overgrowth
Massimo Fanfoni Stocastic aspects in thin film growth
Annamaria Gerardino Surface Nanostructurisation via e-beam lithography
6. Biomaterials
Speakers Sessions
Giacinto Scoles Nanotecnologies and biomaterials: motivations, methods and some results
Nicola Rosato The dynamic of life: structure and motion of single biomolecules
Lorenzo Stella Peptide foldamers I: from structural studies to the design of new biohybrid materials
Mariano Venanzi Peptide foldamers II: from structural studies to the design of new biohybrid materials
Blasco Morozzo Investigation of membrane proteins reconstituted in liposomes by site directed spin labeling
Giovanni Costantini Self-assembled supramolecular nanostructures at surfaces
Thomas Laurell New Strategies for low volume bioanalysis
Paolo Di Nardo Interfacing Scaffold and Stem Cells for Cardiac Tissue Engineering
Rodolfo Del Sole Optical properties of surfaces
Rodolfo Del Sole The centre of excellence Nanoquanta and the Nanoscience centre NAST
Application of neutrons to nanoscience
Speakers Sessions
Roger Pynn Application of neutrons to nanoscience
Lectures are intended for graduate students in the natural and material sciences with an interest in applying neutron scattering to the study of materials and biomaterials at the nanoscale. Lectures will cover an introduction to neutron scattering techniques (small angle scattering, diffraction, reflectometry, spectroscopy) as well as recent applications in nanostructured materials, fluids, polymer and soft materials, biomolecular materials, advance fuel cell and hydrogen storage materials.
SPECIAL SESSION: Large Scale Facilities, 24th May, 15:00 - 18:00 (Aula Gismondi) 
"Applications of Neutrons and Photons to Nanotechnology"

Neutron and Synchrotron Large Scale facilities offer outstanding research capabilities in a wide variety of scientific fields. Thousands of scientists from universities, industry, and national laboratories use these facilities every year. This school aims to provide young researchers insight to effectively use the complex and sophisticated instruments available at these facilities. All of the grand challenges in nanotechnology have as overriding themes the need to determine the structure over a wide range of length scales and to understand how the combination of the structure and dynamics leads to their unique properties. Both x-rays and neutrons cover all the length scales of interest in nanoscience, from the atomic structure of individual building blocks to the configuration of assembled, functional structures, making them essential tools for the elucidation of these challenges.

Time Speakers
CHAIR: Leo Miglio (Director of PhD School in "Nanostructure and Nanoscience") and
Piergiorgio Picozza (Director of the PhD School in "Physics")
Elettra and FERMI: the Trieste Research Infrastructures
Speaker: Giorgio Paolucci
Expanding the Frontiers of Neutron Scattering
Speaker: Andrew D. Taylor
The SPARX FEL Project: a new tool for research in science and technology
Speaker: Luciano Catani



Carla Andreani(Università Roma Tor Vergata)
Marco Bernasconi(Università Milano Bicocca)
Alessandro Desideri(Università Roma Tor Vergata)
Rita Grandori(Università Milano Bicocca)
Silvia Licoccia(Università Roma Tor Vergata)
Fulvia Patella(Università Roma Tor Vergata)
Adele Sassella(Università Milano Bicocca)



Universitą degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences
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21st - 23rd May and 25th May - 1st June
Aula U.M. Grassano, Department of Physics.



24th May 15:00 - 18:00
(Aula Magna 'P. Gismondi')



Edited By: Vincenzo Buttaro
This page will be updated from time to time as necessary
last update 8th May 2007