The next event of the SELECTA network will be the Final Workshop entitled: “Overview of the SELECTA achievements. Final Reporting”. The workshop will take place on 26th -29th of August at Gran Hotel Rey Don Jaime, located in Castelldefels, very close to the airport of Barcelona. This last event of the network is intended to overview the scientific and technological output of the project. Besides scientific lectures and training in soft skills, a visit to the synchrotron ALBA will also be scheduled. In turn, the ESRs will deliver a presentation to explain the progress and scientific results of the last year and the relevant achievements of the project. Please use the template provided below to prepare this presentation (ESR presentation template). The programme of the event is also provided below (SELECTA Final Workshop programme).
The oral presentation entitled “Functional electrodeposited Fe-W alloys: design, characterization and properties” delivered by Aliona Nicolenco (SELECTA ESR from VU) was awarded the “Best Student Presentation” during the 3rd COST Action e-MINDS Training School, which took place in Siófok, Hungary, between 26th and 30th of March 2018. The presentation was mainly focused on the design of an electrolytic bath for Fe-W co-deposition and aimed to provide the basic principles for the calculation of complexes distribution and to show the convenience of this approach to unveil the factors controlling the performance of the plating bath. The jury consisted of three people (Prof. László Péter, Prof. Nina Dimcheva, Dr. Soma Vesztergom) who assessed the novelty, professional level, reaction to questions, as well as the didactic level of the presentation, among other criteria, and recognized three out of sixteen student presentations at the closing session on 30th of March. The Training School program is attached.
Matteo Cialone, the SELECTA ESR from INRIM, was awarded in the "Art in Magnetism" contest hosted in the INTERMAG 2018 conference which took place in Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, Singapore between the 23rd and 27th of April 2018. The aim of this contest was to highlight the beauty of magnetism and magnetic materials. For this, four prizes were awarded to images selected by a panel of judges as well as by popular vote (see below the four pictures selected: “Art in Magnetism winners”). The picture submitted by Matteo Cialone, entitled "My nano sunflowers", was selected by popular vote and it was recognized at the evening session on the 25th of April. The image which represents sub-micrometric structures of Fe70Pd30 was acquired by scanning electron microscopy at the Nanofacility Piemonte at INRIM and it was colorized after the acquisition. To get further details on the image, please see below: “Image information”.
The SELECTA members from FINK (Faculty of Engineering, Kragujevac), Prof. Nenad Grujovic and Dr. Fatima Zivic, promoted the project through one of the teams participating in the “Students Formula Hungary (SFH)”. This international competition gathers together students from all over the world who fabricate their own formula car and participate in a formula race. The SFH 2017 took place on 17-20 August in Széchenyi István University Campus area, Hungary. The SELECTA partners supported the first participation of students from FINK to this competition and the logo of the SELECTA project was included on their car. Further information about the event is provided in the following website: https://fshungary.com/ and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FormulaStudentHungary/
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.