European Nanoanalysis Symposium becomes VIRTUAL

The topic of the virtual symposium, is nano-scale materials characterization. Advanced analytical techniques are essential for modern materials research and innovation. The specific motto will be: "Nano-scale materials characterization - Advances in data acquisition and data analysis".

Symposium will be organized as web-based symposium on Friday, October 9, 2020. The symposium will be included in the 9th European School of Young Materials Scientists in Dresden, Germany (Oct 5 – 9, 2020).


Research and development in materials characterization techniques are increasingly needed for modern materials science, for innovation in high-tech branches and to guarantee the functionality, performance and reliability of advanced products. The sustained progress materials science and engineering is increasingly driven by computational materials science, multi-scale modeling and characterization. More thane ever before, materials-driven product innovations in industry and shorter time-to-market introductions for new poducts require high advancement rates and a tight coupling between research, development and manufacturing. Analytical techniques and respective tools, particuarly to investigate nanomaterials, are considered to be fundamental drivers for innovation in industry.

As a consequence, this symposium will cover the topics of nanoanalysis and materials characterization along the whole value and innovation chain, from fundamental research up to industrial applications. It will bring scientists and engineers together from universities, research institutions, equipment manufacturers and industrial end-users. New results in disruptive nanoanalysis techniques will be reported in several talks and in the poster sessions, and novel solutions in the field of materials characterization for process and quality control will be shown. The discussions and interactions between the stakeholders will help to identify gaps in the fields of advancing nanoanalysis and materials characterization and to propose actions to close them and to support industrial exploitation of innovative materials. The symposium aims at reinforcing ongoing collaborations and discussing ideas for new collaborations.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Multi-scale materials analysis and multi-scale modelling
  • Electron microscopy (SEM, TEM) including analytical techniques (EDX, EELS, diffraction)
  • X-ray microscopy and high-resolution X-ray computed tomography
  • X-ray diffraction and X-ray spectroscopy (XAS, XRF)
  • Near-field analytical techniques
  • Surface analysis techniques
  • Mechanical studies at thin films and nanostructures
  • In-situ and operando studies
  • Application in materials science, physics, chemistry and biology
  • Applications in materials for energy storage and conversion: operando studies
  • Applications in microelectronics: physical failure analysis and metrology
  • Application of AI algorithms for advanced data analysis

Invited speakers:

  • Jaroslav Klima, Tescan Orsay Holding, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Mathias Mosig, Protochips, Berlin, Germany
  • Jan Neuman, Nenovision, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Lukas Palatinus, Czech Academy of Science, Institute of Physics, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Gerd Schneider, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany
  • Marco Sebastiani, Universita Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
  • Alexander Soldatov, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • Krzysztof Wozniak, University Warsaw, Poland.

Scientific committee members:

  • Reiner Dietsch,  AXO Dresden, Dresden (Germany)
  • Narciso Gambacorti, CEA LETI MINATEC, Grenoble (France)
  • Wolfgang Jäger, University of Kiel (Germany)
  • Kristina Kutukova, Fraunhofer IKTS, Dresden, Germany
  • Eckhard Langer, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Dresden (Germany)
  • Andreas Leson, Fraunhofer IWS, Dresden (Germany)
  • Malgorzata Lewandowska, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw (Poland)
  • Michael Mertig, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden (Germany)
  • Subodh Mhaisalkar, NTU Singapore (Singapore)
  • Peter Sachsenmeier, Hankou University, Wuhan (China)
  • Gerd Schneider, Helmholtz-Zentrum, Berlin (Germany)
  • Olivier Thomas, University Marseille (France)
  • Oden Warren, Bruker, Minnesota (USA)
  • Thomas Weissgaerber, Fraunhofer IFAM, Dresden (Germany)


Journal Nanomaterials is planning a Special Issue “Nanoanalysis” with full proceedings papers of the invited speakers and with selected papers from contributing speakers and poster authors.

Conference Chairpersons
Ehrenfried ZSCHECH (Main organizer)Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems Dresden

Department Microelectronic Materials and Nanoanalysis, Maria-Reiche-Strasse 2, 01109 Dresden, Germany
Eva OLSSONChalmers University of Technology

Department of Physics, 412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden
Robert SINCLAIRStanford University

School of Engineering 496 Lomita Mall, Stanford CA 94305-4034 USA

Quinta da Torre, 2829 516 Caparica, Portugal
Sabrina SARTORIUniversity of Oslo

P.O. Box 1072 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway