The first SELECTA Workshop entitled “Fundamentals of electrodeposition of metallic alloys: state-of-the-art at European and International levels” will be held on 3-7 November 2015 at “Solaris Resort” (http://www.solarisresort.com/En/index-En.html) in Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia. The 15 early-stage researchers (ESR PhD students) of the SELECTA network will take this opportunity to introduce themselves, present their projects and explain their role in SELECTA. The ERS fellows will assist to several seminars given by senior researchers, as part of their compulsory training through SELECTA. The main scientific topics of the seminars will be: (i) basic Electrodeposition methods for the growth of sustainable amorphous and nanocrystalline alloys, (ii) electrochemical synthesis of porous alloys for environmental applications and (iii) Training in Metrology, Calibration and Standards.
Some members of SELECTA will participate in the forthcoming E-MRS Spring Meeting 2015.
Dr. L. Philippe (EMPA) and Dr. Pellicer (UAB) are co-organizers of symposium FF entitled “Electrochemical processes for nanomaterials and their properties” of E-MRS Spring Meeting 2015 that will be held next 11-15 May in Lille (France). Prof. Sort (UAB) and Dr. Gebert (IFW) belong to the scientific committee. Dr. Pané (ETHZ) will deliver an invited talk at this symposium.
The kick-off Meeting of SELECTA will be held on 5-6 March 2015 at "Campus Hotel" in Bellaterra. Representatives of both Beneficiary and Associated Partners will attend the event.
Welcome remarks will be given by the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor of UAB. Several aspects of the Network including management, recruitment and dissemination, and training, among others will be tackled.
Prof. Jordi Sort has been awarded ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council. His project entitled "Merging Nanoporous Materials with Energy-Efficient Spintronics (SPIN-PORICS)" aims to integrate engineered nanoporous materials into novel spintronic applications. This Project tackles the development of a new type of nanocomposite material, comprising an electrically conducting or semiconducting nanoporous layer filled with a suitable dielectric material, where the magnetic properties of the metal/semiconductor will be largely tuned at room temperature by simply applying a voltage, via electric charge accumulation. The obtained results are likely to open new paradigms in the field of spintronics and will be of high economic transcendence.