Towards transparent and antimicrobial surfaces for touch displays

A team of ICFO and Corning Incorporated researchers  reports in Communications Materials journal the development of a durable and transparent antimicrobial surface containing copper nanoparticles. The nanostructured surface was obtained by dewetting ultrathin metal copper films on a glass substrate.

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New secondments for Alessia, Davide, and Susana

Three of the four NANO-GLASS project’s early-stage researchers (ESRs) are currently undertaking their second secondment at Corning’s Sullivan Park Research and Development facility in NY, USA. Alessia Mezzadrelli (ESR2), Davide Rizzotti (ESR3), and Susana Plascencia (ESR4) have embarked on this exciting journey.

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Alessia Mezzadrelli at NANOP 2023 International Conference

Alessia Mezzadrelli  recently made her debut as a NANOGLASS early stage researcher at the international stage by participating in the NANOP 2023 (Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics International Conference), which was held in Barcelona from November 27 to 29.

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Iliyan Karadzhov (ESR1) at the 69th American Vacuum Society conference

Iliyan Karadzhov, early-stage researcher of the NANO-GLASS project (ESR1), attended the 69th American Vacuum Society (AVS) International Symposium & Exhibition. The event was held at Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, between 5-10 November 2023. Karadzhov presented a poster in the Advanced Surface Engineering section. The poster, entitled “Multifunctional optical surfaces using scalable nanostructuring”, offered an overview of his present Individual Research Project (IRP), focused on finding new ways to nanotexture optical glass to confer several useful properties on it at once. Besides presenting the poster, the ESR1 was able to attend talks on spectroscopic ellipsometry, thin films, surface science and technology.

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Alessia Mezzadrelli and Susana Plascencia unveiled their thesis proposals

The arrival of November has brought a double academic milestone for the NANO-GLASS project. Two of its early-stage researchers (ESRs), Alessia Mezzadrelli and Susana Plascencia, presented their respective thesis proposals. The presentations were held on November 3rd and November 6th. The presentations provided a public platform for the two young researchers to share their research and plans to achieve their individual research projects (IRP) goals.
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Davide Rizzotti attended the School of Non-linear optics in fibers and integrated optics

Davide Rizzotti (ESR3) participated in the “School of non-linear optics in fibers and integrated optics“. The 5-days course took place in Cargèse, in the west coast of the French island of Corsica from 22 to 28 October. A total of 61 students attended the 2023 edition of the school.
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Davide Rizzotti (ESR3) pushes his individual research project forward with the thesis proposal

Davide Rizzotti, NANO-GLASS project early-stage researcher 3 (ESR3), presented his thesis proposal on Tuesday 12th September. Rizzotti’s thesis is entitled “Fiberized Quantum Photon Generators and Processors“.

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NANO-GLASS Coordinator, Valerio Pruneri, receives one of the Royal Spanish Society of Physics-BBVA Foundation Physics Awards

The recipients of the 2023 edition of the Royal Spanish Society of Physics-BBVA Foundation awards were made public on September 25. The NANO-GLASS project coordinator, Valerio Pruneri, has been one of the eight awardees. Pruneri was named the recipient of the Physics, Innovation and Technology award. The jury of the award, which is conferred annually, aknowledged his “outstanding international scientific and technological contributions at the intersection of materials physics and photonics”.

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New video realeased: Memories from the East Coast

NANO-GLASS has released a new short video that highlights the secondments of our Early Stage Researchers (ESRs).

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Iliyan Karadzhov opens the second phase of NANO-GLASS secondments

Iliyan Karadzhov  is back in the USA. This June, the Early Stage Researcher (ESR1) started his second secondment period at Corning Incorporated. He will be working again at Corning’s Sullivan Park Research and Development facility for the next six months.

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