The Research Centre for Microsystems and Nanotechnology (RCMN) of the Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, successfully organized the NanoSustain Autumn School on 'New Methods for Nanoparticle characterization' on the 17–18 September 2012. About 20 young reseachers attended this training event and experienced a lively discussion and exchange of ideas and information with key experts from the NanoSustain and NanoValid project.

On the 1st day, various overall presentations introduced the state-of-the-art and highlighted new emerging trends and developments in the field of characterization and measurement of engineered nanoparticles in relation to environmental, health and safety (EHS) aspects.

A training session followed on the 2nd day, starting with a short visit to RCMN labs, with brief instructions into advanced techniques such as AFM, SPM realized on NT-MDT Ntegra Spectra System, Raman spectroscopy and Raman characterization of nanomaterials on both inverted and upright configurations, followed by a vivid discussion among attendees on possible collaborations in the development of new sample preparation and nanoparticle characterization protocols.

At the end of the school all participants received a Certificate of Attendance from the Kaunas University of Technology.

NanoSustain Autumn School

Images above (from left to right):
(1) Visit of the RCMN laboratories at the Kaunas University of Technology
(2) Established and young researchers come together
(3) Prof. Valentinas Snitka (Director of the RCMN) chairing the panel discussion


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 247989.

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