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Expressions of Interest sought from industry:

“Future Directions in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology”

Roadmapping Workshop

EoI deadline: 5pm on Friday 21st of July    

(Workshop Date: 28th September 2017, 9am – 5pm)


The University of Cambridge EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, or NanoDTC for short, invites expressions of interest for participation in a “Future Directions in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” Roadmapping Workshop. During the workshop, leading research scientists and industrial partners from innovative companies interested in this area will come together to discuss and evaluate the best directions for focus in this fascinating field, which is full of possibilities but complex to roadmap.

The NanoDTC is based primarily at the Maxwell Centre but covers all major Science and Engineering Departments at the University within its network. It is aimed at training the highest quality graduate students in the highly interdisciplinary research fields of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and developing deeper connections  between nanoscience researchers within the university and externally. Having opened its doors in 2009, the NanoDTC has so far trained over 100 PhD students in both science and innovation, and developed extensive connections across the Cambridge nanoscience community and externally, addressing some of the biggest challenges that can be tackled with this versatile approach.

At present the NanoDTC’s research themes include Energy Materials (photovoltaics, batteries, energy harvesting, solar fuels), Nano-biotechnology (sensors, cellular imaging, targeting of disease, microfluidics), Nanoelectronics & Nanophotonics (graphene, organic electronics, spintronics, quantum technologies) and Sustainable Nano (efficient nano-assembly, functional nanomaterials, green processes, sustainable manufacturing).

The NanoDTC is now looking to draw up its vision for its next 5-year phase and seeks input from industry leaders to prioritise focus areas and to pick goals which provide a fertile ground for real technologies as well as new science. We therefore invite expressions of interest from senior technical staff from interested companies to attend the road-mapping workshop on 28th September. The NanoDTC is particularly looking for participants who are directly interested in this general field, are happy to contribute their insights and are able to map the discussions to the priorities of their industry sector. It is expected to be a highly interactive activity, with an opportunity for all participants to actively contribute their thoughts. The workshop is expected to provide useful insights for all attendees from academia and industry, which will be collated after the workshop and made available to all attendees.

If you are interested in attending, or have any questions, please email Dr Karishma Jain at as soon as possible, and no later than on Friday 21st July. Please include some brief details about yourself, your company / position and why you are interested in attending this workshop. If you are interested in contributing, but are not available on 28th September, please email us anyway so that we can keep you in mind for future events.