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The Greater Copenhagen Nanoscience Seminar

This seminar series is organized by the three nanoscience hubs located in the Copenhagen-Lund area. The aim is to increase awareness about our mutual capabilities and to inspire collaborations.

The Öresund bridge seen from the Swedish side; photographer: Johan Nilsson/Øresundsbron

Within a radius of just 25 km, the Copenhagen-Lund region features three strong hubs for nanoscience, with complementary strengths, scientific focus and capabilities:

  • the Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen
  • NanoLund at Lund University
  • a cluster of groups at the Technical University of Denmark

Each hub comprises more than 30 research groups from several disciplines and several hundred staff, has developed advanced facilities for synthesis, characterization and fabrication of nanostructures, has a strong track record in translating discoveries into new technologies, and each is heavily engaged in education at all levels.

Our joint vision is to discover, invent and develop nanosystems with functionalities that emerge from the designed interaction between highly controlled and tunable building blocks.

By combining highly controlled building blocks from very different material systems to realize advanced, functional systems, we aim to jointly address challenges that are out of reach for an individual center.

The aim of this seminar series is to increase awareness about our mutual capabilities and to inspire collaborations.


Scheduled talks and topics

21st January 2022 at 15:15 - Soft matter, (life sciences) and scattering methods

25th March 2022 at 15:15 - Advanced functional materials


21st January 2022 at 15:15 - Soft matter, (life sciences) and scattering methods

The will be three speakers, one from each hub (Copenhagen University, DTU and NanoLund).

Speakers and talk titles

Jacob Kirkensgaard (KU): Probing nanostructure in food and soft matter using scattering methods

Ann Terry (Max IV): Opportunities at CoSAXS

Jens Wenzel Andreasen (DTU Energy): 3D imaging of soft matter with nanoscale resolution

Meeting host: Tommy Nylander, NanoLund

Speaker information

Jacob Kirkensgaard is a joint associate professor at University of Copenhagen shared between Dept. of Food Science and the Niels Bohr Institute. He heads the Structural Food Physics and Soft Matter Self-Assembly group associated with the Nanoscience Center. His work is focused between experimental work using primarily x-ray and neutron scattering methods and more theoretical excursions using coarse-grained molecular simulations on a broad range of soft matter and food-related systems. In his talk, he will give an overview of scattering methods in food and soft matter science and some examples from food science where the nanostructure is particularly relevant.

Dr. Ann Terry is a group manager for diffraction and scattering and beamline scientist at the CoSAXS Beamline. In her talk, she will give an overview of CoSAXS and the advanced sample environment capabilities  for soft matter and biological sciences. CoSAXS is a state-of-the-art SAXS/WAXS beamline at MAX IV which has just gone into general operation with an as-yet limited range of capabilities. Over the next 2 years, these will be expanded to include microfluidic devices for minimising the sample volumes and allowing in-situ mixing, as well as other environments which will allow additional spectroscopic techniques combined with the X-ray measurements.

Jens Wenzel Andreasen has been Professor at DTU Energy since 2016. He is an expert in X-ray scattering for materials research, in particular polymer systems and organic solar cells. With his expertise in materials research, he contributes to the DTU Imaging Center in collaboration with researchers from DTU Physics, DTU Compute, DTU Mechanical Engineering and the Niels Bohr Institute. The DTU Imaging Center is to ensure better Danish exploitation of the two major international research facilities MaxIV and ESS.


Format

In order to achieve effective cross-fertilization, we will test a seminar format of 15 + 5 for three speakers (one from each of the nanoscience hubs), followed by a general panel discussion.


Zoom

The Zoom link will be e-mail to all members of the three research environments. in case you are interested and have not received the link, please contact: Gerda [dot] Rentschler [at] ftf [dot] lth [dot] se


 

Past Seminars

26th November 2021 at 15:15 -  Photoluminescence

  • Tom Vosch (KU): Lanthanide up-conversion nanoparticles
  • Donatas Zigmantas (NanoLund): Excitation dynamics in DNA-templated silver nanoclusters
  • Nicolas Stenger (DTU): Photoluminescence of defects in 2D materials

Talk abstracts and short bio of the speakers

24th September 2021: Maria Messing (NanoLund): Designing Nanoparticle-based Materials: From Sparks to Multifunctional Materials
Maria Messing's talk abstract and short bio

18th June 2021: Jesper Nygård (KU): Still going strong - Old nanowires, new tricks
Jesper Nygård's talk abstract and short bio

21st May 2021: Nini Pryds (DTU): Controlling Oxide Heterointerfaces with External Stimuli
Nini Pryds' talk abstract and short bio

19th March 2021: Anders Mikkelsen (NanoLund): Inspired by insects: Nanoscale systems that sense, think and act
Anders Mikkelsen's talk abstract and short bio

19th February 2021: Bo Wegge Laursen, (KU): Super bright fluorescent molecular materials – concepts, challenges and prospective
Bo Wegge Laursen's talk abstract and short bio

22 January 2021: Winnie Svendsen, (DTU): Nanostructures and surfaces for enhanced bio-analysis
Winnie Svendsen's talk abstract and short bio

 

 

 

By combining highly controlled building blocks from very different material systems to realize advanced, functional systems, we aim to jointly address challenges that are out of reach for an individual center.

nanostructure with graphene

A cluster of groups at DTU involved in nanoscience

Groups at DTU involved in nanoscience are affiliated to the following departments: