SNN 2018. European Cooperation in Nanotechnology 7th of November 2018,BAR
11.00 Opening speech, acad. Bogdan C. Simionescu, Vice-President of the Romanian Academy
Session 1 (Chair acad. Bogdan C. Simionescu)
11.10 Ana-Maria Grigore, European Commission: "A European approach to Industrial Research Infrastructures: facilitating the cooperation between research and industry"
11.30 Raluca Muller, IMT Bucharest: "IMT micro- nanofabrication research infrastructures provides access to industrial users"
Abstract. IMT Bucharest developed a competitive infrastructure for fabrication and characterization, mostly housed by clean rooms. The IMT-MINAFAB facility for micro- and nanofabrication was set up almost one decade ago. The purpose was to provide open access for academia and industry. It was extensively used joint research in partnership financed by national and international funding, as well as for education of students from the UniversityPOLITEHNICA of Buchares,. Recently, a number of companies are using it through a 3-million euro project sustained by Structural Funding.
11.45 Cristian Teodorescu, INCD-FM: "ERICs, access to large facilities and H2020 projects: three paths in nanotechnology research at European level"
Abstract. This presentation will outline the European dimension of the research in materials science performed at the National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP). First, a brief description will be given of the Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium established since five years, with partners from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia. Romania participates in this Consortium with two facilities located in NIMP, the high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and the electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) laboratories. The HRTEM is the second facility ranked in terms of number of applications in CERIC, following the synchrotron radiation facility Elettra from Trieste. A brief summary of most relevant results obtained by the Romanian teams through CERIC collaborations will be given. Then, the next facility presented will be the Combined Spectroscopy and Microscopy of Surfaces (CoSMoS) of NIMP, installed also since five years on a beamline at Elettra, in the framework first of a long term proposal, then of a “Gruppo di Ricerca” where beamtime is granted to the Romanian part in the form of in house research and as dedicated proposals. This first collaboration opens up prospects for future developments in view of setting up a Romanian beamline at an European synchrotron (Elettra 2.0 in Italy or Solaris in Poland). Prospects for the inclusion of several other NIMP facilities in CERIC will also be discussed. We will also present the main purposes and research leading themes of a H2020 project started last year, “Energy Efficient Embedded Non-volatile Memory & Logic based on Ferroelectric Hf(Zr)O2” (3eFERRO), with eight partners from France, Germany, Switzerland, Greece and Romania (NIMP). One will use new ferroelectric (FE) HfO2-based materials to develop a competitive and versatile ferroelectric random access memory (FeRAM) technology for embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) solutions. The high-k HfO2 gate dielectric is a key material for modern nanoelectronics since it is compatible with Si technology and has allowed the scaling of advanced complementary metal-oxide -semiconductor technology (CMOS). The recent discovery of ferroelectricity in HfO2 creates the prospect that this material may impact other areas such as embedded memory by allowing scaling of FeRAM cells to increase storage capacity. Moreover, FE HfO2 could be integrated into transistor gates for one-transistor ferroelectric field effect transistor (1T FeFET) memory cells with non-destructive read, integrated in the front-end-of-line (FEOL) with CMOS. This opens the possibility of realizing new, fine grained Logic-in Memory (LiM) designs to enable the merging of logic and memory and to significantly improve energy efficiency of processing and storage units. Finally FE HfO2 integrated in the gate of transistor could also produce negative capacitance FETs operating as low power steep slope switches to further boost low power/high performance operation of LiM circuits. Hence, the functionality and versatility of ferroelectric HfO2 could have a significant impact on embedded NVM solutions, tightly integrated with logic to increase the energy efficiency of computation. In summary, a discussion will be given on the complementary roles of NIMP facilities versus the ones from the other CERIC partners, the added value of CoSMoS and that from the other partners participating in 3eFERRO, together with prospectives for future achievments in both fundamental nanophysics and applied nanotechnology.
12.00 Roxana Piticescu, IMNR: "Emergent Technologies for Advanced Nanomaterials development at IMNR via SUPERMAT Virtual Centre"
Abstract. IMNR is adressing the strategic domains from RIS3 eco-nano-technologies and advanced materials, and the public priority domain New and Emerging Technologies, having as major objective to become a competitiveness centre at regional, national and European levels in the engineering of materials based on non-ferrous metals (metals, alloys, composites and hybrid materials).
The cooperation with major European partners from the Virutal Centre for Sustainable Development of Materials under Extreme Environments, created by the Grant H2020 TWINN 692216 SUPERMAT, pave the way toward valorisation of non-non-ferrous metallic resources and advanced nanostructured materials respectively, by their integration in the whole life cycle and implementing additive manufacturing and nanostructured multifunctional thin films as tools to support innovative SMEs with high-tech applications (sensors, security, energy, automotive, aerospace, medicine) with a strong focus on substitution of critical materials.
12.15 Ion Tighineanu, Technical University of Moldova: "Promoting smart specialization by developing the field of Novel Nanomaterials for BioMedical Applications (NanoMedTwin)"
Abstract. The main objective of the NanoMedTwin project is to promote smart specialization in the Republic of Moldova through developing the field of nanomaterials for biomedical applications. The cornerstone is to enhance the scientific excellence of the National Center for Material Study and Testing (NCMST) affiliated to the Technical University of Moldova via a collaborative strategic partnership program with internationally leading centers in the EU, including the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden), University of Bristol (UK) and Hannover Medical School (Germany). Collaborative bridges between the fields of nanomaterials and nanomedicine will be performed through an intense exchange of knowledge and experience with partners on a bilateral and multilateral interaction levels, accomplished by expert staff and student visits. Training of a new generation of researchers will be performed through establishment of a nanobiomedicine training program to integrate the principles of solid-state nanoscale science, biology and nanomedicine in research and coursework, and will be implemented by a number of actions such as: students from Moldova attending specific modules of Master programs at the partner institutions; (ii) two summer schools; (iii) theoretical and practical courses for Ph.D. and young researchers. Networking and collaboration will be extended to create capacities for broader participation of NCMST in Horizon-2020 and future FP9 Programme, and for promoting the field of nanomaterials for biomedical applications via basic and applied research as well as technology transfer.
12.30 Dan Dascălu, Romanian Academy: "Launching a debate about the perspective of nanotechnology in Horizon Europe (2021-2027)"
12.45 Lunch break. Exhibition of posters.
Session 2 (Chair acad. Maria Zaharescu)
13.15 Mariana Pinteală, Teodora Rusu and Bogdan C. Simionescu, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of Romanian Academy, Iasi: "SupraChem Lab - First Horizon 2020 Romanian ERA Chair project. PPIMC impact and developments"
13.30 Mircea Dragoman, IMT Bucharest: "Beyond Moore law – H2020 projects in IMT Bucharest"
Abstract. This talk will present an overview of the H2020 projects of IMT-Bucharest regarding advanced topics in nanoelectronics beyond Moore law which now attains its technological limits. The talk will address two main topics which can be retrieved in several recent H2020 projects : (i) atomically thin materials and their applications in communications and sensing (ii) computation beyond von Neumann computing: wave computing (spin and quantum computing).
13.45 Speranța Tănăsescu, ICF: "Challenging aspects of the European projects in the nanosafety area. Implications for the research in the "Ilie Murgulescu" Institute of Physical Chemistry"
Abstract. One of the greatest challenges facing regulators in the nanosafety area is how to design and implement a regulatory process which is flexible enough to deal with rapidly diversifying development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies. Not only the complexity of the manufactured nanomaterials (MNM) present a problem for regulators; the validity of data currently describing safety of MNMs along their value chain, as well as competitiveness and social constraints should be addressed. Some safe-oriented approaches developed within two HORIZON2020 European projects (NanoReg2 and ProSafe) built around the challenge of coupling „Safe by Design” and „Groupings” principles to the MNM regulatory process will be presented. The implications for the research in the “Ilie Murgulescu” Institute of Physical Chemistry by participating in these projects will be emphasized.
14.00 Zina Vuluga, Mihaela Doni, INCDCP-ICECHIM: "Nanoreinforced PMMA based on masterbatch with improved scratch resistance for injection moulded auto parts (project H2020-686165 - IZADI-NANO2INDUSTRY)"
Abstract. ICECHIM has been involved in one of the three innovative PILOTS, ESTCRATCH Pilot, developed and installed at MAIER S.Coop. (Spain) for injection of a B-Pillar demonstrator (exterior trim) with deep black, high gloss finish and anti-scratch properties. MAIER, TECNALIA (the project coordinator, Spain) and ICECHIM were the main partners involved in developing the PMMA nanocomposites, the polymer material used for injection of B-Pillar. ICECHIM's contribution consisted in the development of masterbatches with high content of nanoreinforcing agents and special additives for obtaining the PMMA nanocomposites with improved scratch resistance. The injected parts showed a high gloss, deep black colour and a scratch resistance up to 140% higher compared to the commercial grades already in the market. Achieving remarkable results was made possible through strong partner collaboration. The co-publications and co-patents are a measure of international collaboration. The effects of this European collaboration have been reflected in increasing the international visibility of ICECHIM, in the opening of new opportunities to participate in future H2020 projects and the formation of other partnerships. Moreover, ICECHIM can transfer/license the new technology to an interested Romanian SME, thus, contributing to the placing on the market of the new thermoplastic nanocomposites.
14.15 Nicoleta Dumitrache, Mihaela Manole, UEFISCDI: "Collaboration in Eranet projects with UEFISCDI support"
14.30 Mihaela Kusko, IMT Bucharest: "IMT, as coordinator of the largest upcoming nanotechnology event in Europe - EuroNanoForum 2019"
14.45 Closing of the event.