The next event of the SELECTA network will be the Summer School entitled “Gateway to Academics: Materials modeling for target applications”. This meeting will be organized by UOI (University of Ioannina) and it will take place on 3rd – 7th September in Ioannina, Greece. Scientific and practical training will be provided to the SELECTA ESRs. The training in soft skills will be delivered by YR (Yellow Research). In addition, the ESRs will present the progress of their projects in a poster session and they will have the opportunity to get feedback from the senior members of the network. See below, the agenda of the workshop and the form required to book the rooms at Du Lac Hotel and Congress Center http://www.hoteldulac.gr/. Please, use the following link to pay the registration fees of the event: http://conferre-online-services.eu/congress/selecta2017/registration.aspx.
On 7 April 2017, the 20 YEARS SUPPORTING RESEARCHERS of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions anniversary was celebrated in the Lithuanian Research Council. The European Commission was represented in this event by the policy officer Dr. Julie Sainz. Prof. Henrikas Cesiulis presented the education and training system implemented within the framework of the SELECTA project. He explained the credits system, the workshops, the training activities and the secondments provided to the PhD students. Afterwards, he answered questions from the audience about the preparation of the Consortium, the recruitment process, the credits system and its acceptance by the different institutions and the role of the EURAXESS portal.
Two SELECTA ESRs from UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Doga Bilican and Evangelia Dislaki, were nominated as “Fellows of the week” on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Facebook page on Friday 22nd of July 2016. The “Fellow of the week” action aims to enhance the visibility of researchers involved in MSCA and their scientific projects on the social networks. To access the publication on the MSCA Facebook page, please click on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/Marie.Curie.Actions/photos/a.443662259040646.98825.135877696485772/1167318616675003/?type=3&theater
On 14th June 2016, several members of the SELECTA network participated at the “Armourers and Brasiers’ Cambridge Forum”. Prof. Jordi Sort from UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) delivered an invited lecture entitled “Nanoporous materials for magnetism and spintronics applications”. Prof. Lindsay Greer from University of Cambridge was the chair of the session. Besides, the ESRs from University of Cambridge, Wilhelm Hüttenes, Samer Kurdi and Sundararajan Thirumalai, presented a poster with their latest research results. The event, which was held in the Pippard Lecture Theatre at the Cavendish Laboratory on the University of Cambridge's West Cambridge Site,is a one-day international conference held annually at the University of Cambridge. The programme is devised by the universityDepartment of Materials Science and Metallurgywhich has strong links with the Armourers and Brasiers' Company and it brings together leading Materials Scientists from universities and industry.
Two ESRs from UAB, namely Doga Bilican and Evangelia Dislaki, attended the “Meet the fellows 2016” which was held on 22 April 2016 at “La Corrala”, Madrid, Spain. This outreach event was intended to disseminate information about research projects to a non-scientific audience. Students from high school and college, as well as general public, had the opportunity to interact with the ESRs and learn how they perform the experiments in the laboratory. The two SELECTA fellows prepared a presentation to introduce themselves, their host institution and their scientific project within the framework of the SELECTA network. The presentation also included a short video to show the fundamentals of the electrodeposition process (see below). Finally, they answered questions from the audience concerning their research work and they shared experiences with other MSCA fellows.