Welcome to ISSON15

...where the top class experts share their knowledge with the scientists & engineers of tomorrow...

Thessaloniki, Greece, 4 - 11 July 2015

The ISSON Summer Schools will give the opportunity to young researchers and early-career scientists and engineers to participate in a series of lectures on the emerging fields of Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies.

ISSON15 is divided in three complementary schools that cover the significant areas in the N&N field:

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The lectures will review the current trends and knowledge in the fields of NN in general (mainly in School 1) and in parallel focus in two main Application areas, the Organic Electronics (School 2) and Nanomedicine (School 3). Furthermore state-of-the-art techniques, as well as a demonstration-tour in the laboratory facilities for developing and characterizing nanoscale materials will also be included. Top class Experts from Universities, Research Institutions and Industry worldwide will share their knowledge and experience in the format of lecture presentations. Generally, the ISSON program will be comprised by plenary and parallel sessions in order for the ISSON students to fix-and-attend lectures according to their preference.

This year, Schools 2 and 3 are also supported by the OrgBIO FP7 project with highly interdisciplinary/intersectoral lectures in the area of organic bioelectronics.

NEW! Present your work in ISSON's Special Poster Session

All ISSON participants can present their current research work (background and research activity) in a Special ISSON Poster Session to the rest of the group, the ISSON Committee and Lecturers at the Welcome Ceremony of ISSON Schools. In case you will also attend the NN15 and/or ISFOE15 Conference, your poster can also be presented there!

At the end of ISSON15 Schools the best poster will be awarded!

NEW! Demonstration Lesson

"Mode locked LASER using saturable made with graphene" from Dr. Daniel Popa, Cambridge Graphene Centre, UK.


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What are the ADVANTAGES of participating in these Schools?

  • Interact with exceptional scientists and engineers from various fields and organizations
  • Experience what interdisciplinarity means in N&N
  • Attend the NN15 Conference with many WORKSHOPS, Topics and Special Events
  • Participate to ISFOE15 with several WORKSHOPS ans Special Sessions
  • Discuss with Industry experts during the 5th NANOTEXNOLOGY Exhibition 2015
  • Understand the 'From Theory to Practice' process
  • Have the opportunity to show research work in form of poster presentations
  • Be eligible to compete for a Poster Award in the selected Conference
  • Discuss research work face-to-face with experienced researchers
  • Learn how to be open to new ideas, be creative and how to implement them
  • Enhance professional networks for future career opportunities
  • Promote organization and research group
  • Get confidence at an international scientific event with an informal and relaxed atmosphere
  • Solve problems related with research work
  • Seek advice on publishing and unpublished research results
  • Meet interesting people from all around the world
  • Enjoy a worthwhile social program at the end of every day
  • Go around Thessaloniki and Halkidiki, the best resort in Greece

What is the VISION of ISSON Schools?

...To be a gateway for innovative high-tech ideas coming from enthusiastic young researchers.

What will the ISSON program include and how many ECTS credits can you get?

A full day program of ISSON lectures for the 4-11 July 2015 with parallel sessions of two of the Schools to run each day, usually School 2 and School 3, while School 1 which covers generally N&N will be mostly in shared sessions. The fix-and-attend choice for the attendees is available in order to enhance the interdisciplinary role of ISSON. There will be a limit of about 30 participants/students to enroll for the parallel sessions. ISSON attendees will also participate in the conferences ISFOE15 and/or NN15, in case they also registered for the above events.
ATTENTION: After the lectures there will be written exams and those who will succeed will get 3 ECTS credits.

Which NANOTEXNOLOGY event(s) can you attend by participating in ISSON?

It depends mainly on your research interests and/or curiosity and as a Bonus you automatically attend the NN15 Conference.....

ISSON15: You automatically attend the NN15 Conference, therefore at the On-line Registration Form you can select either the Full or Student ISSON15+NN15 Registration depending on your status.
If you wish to attend ISFOE15 Symposium and at the same time wish to participate to ISSON15, then at the On-line Registration Form you have to select either the Full or Student ISFOE15+ISSON15+NN15 Registration depending on your status. Again NN15 Conference comes as a Bonus!
In case you are a student, you also have the option to participate only in the ISSON Summer Schools (3 days). Just select "Only ISSON lectures" at the On-line Registration Form.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate students
  • Post Graduate Students
  • Post Doctoral Fellows
  • Academic Professionals
  • Researcher Scientists & Engineers
  • Industry Experts
  • All those who wish to be introduced and apply nanotechnology in their research activities
  • and generally Curious for Nanotechnology people.


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Past Events

The successful organization of the seven previous International Summer School on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies (SS-NN07, SS-NN08, SS-NN09, ISSON10, ISSON11, ISSON12, ISSON13 & ISSON14) resulted in the participation of students from more than 25 countries. The participants attended lectures given by frontline researchers and professors.

Tentative list of ISSON15 Lecturers

 logothetidis Prof. Stergios Logothetidis
LTFN, AUTh, Greece
 bonnassieux Prof. Yvan Bonnassieux
Ecole polytechnique, LPICM, France
 malliaras Prof. George Malliaras
EMSE, France
 biscarini Prof. Fabio Biscarini
University of Modena, Italy
 lugli Prof. Paolo Lugli
Technical University of Munich, Germany
 offenhausser Prof. Andreas Offenhaeusser
Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
 koutsos Dr. Vasileios Koutsos,
University of Edinburgh, UK
 owens Assoc. Prof. Roisin Owens
Ecole des Mines de St. Etienne, France
 choli Prof. Theodora Choli-Papadopoulou
Chemistry Dept. AUTh, Greece
 komvopoulos Prof. Kyriakos Komvopoulos
University of California Berkeley, USA
 koutsogeorgis Dr. Demosthenes Koutsogeorgis
School of Science & Technology, Nottingham Trent University, UK
 noimage Dr. Vincent Larat
HORIBA Scientific, France
 gaston Dr. Jean-Paul Gaston
HORIBA Scientific, France
 bonaccorso Dr. Francesco Bonaccorso
Istituto Italiano di Technologia, Graphene Labs, Italy
 magliulo Dr. Maria Magliulo
University of Bari, Italy
 kassavetis Dr. Spyros Kassavetis
University of Ioannina, Greece
 meunier Prof. Michel Meunier
École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
 pfleger Prof. Jiri Pfleger
Inst. of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, Czech Rep.
 ullanski Prof. Jacek Ulanski
Lodz University of Technology, Poland
 cakara Ass. Prof. Duško Čakara
University of Rijeka, Croatia
 kapouranidou Ass. Prof. Dorothea Kapouranidou
Medical School, AUTh, Greece
 brennan Dr. Margaret Brennan
Ecole des Mines de St. Etienne, France
 florea Dr. Larisa Florea
Dublin City University, Ireland
 irimia-vladu Dr. Mihai Irimia-Vladu
Joanneum Research, Austria
 karagkiozaki Dr. Varvara Karagkiozaki
LTFN, AUTh, Greece
 sardon Dr. Haritz Sardon
University of the Basque Country, Spain
 missirlis Prof. Yannis Missirlis
University of Patras, Greece
 lidorikis Assoc. Prof. Elefterios Lidorikis
University of Ioannina, Greece
 feitshans Dr. Ilise Feitshans
Institute for Work and Health University of Lausanne, Switzerland
 popa Dr. Daniel Popa
Cambridge Graphene Centre, UK

ISSON is Organized by

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ISSON is Supported by

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