trends in nanotechnology (tnt2006) (TNT2006)

Venue: Centre of Innovation in Micro and Nanotechnology, MINATEC

Location: Grenoble, France

Event Date/Time: Sep 04, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 08, 2006
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This high-level scientific meeting series aims to present a broad range of current research in nanoscience and nanotechnology as well as related policies (European Commission etc.) or other types of initiatives (iNANO, IEEE, GDR-E etc.). TNT events have demonstrated that they are particularly effective in transmitting information and establishing contacts among workers in this field. Graduate students fortunate to attend such events quickly learn the importance of interdisciplinary skills, thereby becoming more effective in their future research.

During the TNT2005 edition, the conference attracted around 370 scientists worldwide and featured ~70 talks, ranging from 15 to 30 minutes. Approximately 250 posters were presented in two sessions. Eleven companies also exhibited the latest advances in instrumentation, bibliography etc.

One of the main objectives of the Trends in Nanotechnology conference is to provide a platform where young researchers can present their latest works and also interact with high-level scientists. For this purpose, 76 grants (travel bursaries) were available in 2005. In addition 28 prizes (around 8000 Euros) were awarded to the best student posters. More than 60 senior scientists were involved in the selection process. Grants and awards were funded by the TNT Organisation in collaboration with an increasing number of research institutions and industrials involved in nanotechnology.

TNT2006 is being launched following the overwhelming success of earlier nanotechnology conferences. The TNT2006 edition will be organised outside Spain for the first time - in Grenoble, France - to emphasise the importance at the European level of the launch of the Centre of Innovation in Micro and Nanotechnology, MINATEC. This centre, to be inaugurated in June 2006, came into existence at the instigation of CEA-LETI Grenoble and Institut National Polytechnique Grenoble and its ambition is to become Europe's top centre for innovation and expertise in micro & nanotechnology. TNT2006 "Trends in Nanotechnology" will be held in the brand new congress facilities of the Micro & Nanotechnology House within the MINATEC complex.

Organiser: Phantoms Foundation (

Contact details
Dr Antonio Correia
Phantoms Foundation
Ctra. Colmenar Viejo Km15
Madrid 28049
Tel: +34 91 4973464
Fax: +34 91 4973471