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14 NanoLund PhD students kick off nanoscience research for sustainability

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The students were recruited internationally during the pandemic. Now, with restrictions eased, it was finally possible to have a kick-off meeting, interact and identify synergies between their projects which are in materials science, biomedicine and energy.

In 2020, NanoLund was awarded GenerationNano, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND nanoscience doctoral training program to address sustainability challenges in materials science, biomedicine and energy, funded by Horizon 2020.

14 PhD students were recruited internationally during the pandemic and made their way to Lund. Now, with restrictions eased,  it was finally possible to have a kick-off meeting, interact and identify synergies between their projects. The students were also encouraged to fully make use of the benefits for NanoLund members, specifically networking, collaborations, funding and IP support.

The PhD students presented exciting research. While some already had first results, those that started later are naturally still mostly in the planning phase. These are the projects involved:

  • Separation of bacteria based on their size and morphology
  • Sorting of cancer cells based on their mechanical properties
  • Amyloid beta and GM1 interaction?
  • Nanoparticles in the brain: multitalented drug carriers to target neurodegenerative disease
  • Biomarker detection by optical sensing with nanowires
  • Surfaces at the atomic scale
  • Coherent Bragg Imaging of Nanoparticles with Unknown Rotation
  • Time-resolved photoemission electron microscopy
  • Coherent spectroscopy for new quantum solar energy solution
  • Nanowire/perovskite solar cell integration
  • Engineered Self-Assembled Magnetic Nanochains
  • Production of novel multifunctional hybrid nanomaterials based on aerosol-generated nanoparticles
  • Designing catalytic chips based on GaP nanowires and Pd particles
  • Charge diffusion induced nanowire LEDs


GenerationNano is funded by H2020 under the MSCA grant agreement No 945378.

Short descriptions of the research projects on the GenerationNano page.