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5-6 October 2021


Welcome to the Norwegian NanoSymposium 2021!

Welcome to the Norwegian NanoSymposium 2021!


No conferences to travel to this year? Tired of watching long, long lectures on Zoom?

Then this year’s Norwegian NanoSymposium might be just the thing for you! The NanoSymposium will be a very different kind of on-line meeting, with a dynamic mix of invited speakers, short Pecha Kucha presentations, and plenty of breaks and interactive sessions. This is an excellent opportunity to learn a little about the parts of nanoscience that you don't get to study or research every day.

Our aim is to hold a fun meeting covering all areas of nanoscience, where students and researchers from many disciplines can share ideas and make new contacts.

The best Pecha Kucha and poster presentations will be awarded 5000 NOK in travel support to an international conference in 2022! And, if you still can’t travel in 2022, we’ll convert it to a book voucher. Who can say fairer than that?

What is a Pecha Kucha?? Glad you asked...

Pecha Kucha is a concentrated pitch where the participants present exactly 20 slides at a rate of 20 seconds per slide. The entire presentation lasts 6 minutes and 40 seconds. You may find information about the Pecha Kucha format and how to prepare one here and here. Be sure to check out the examples for inspiration!

The symposium will take place virtually on NTNU Conferences' OnAir Platform. Information about the platform and login details will be sent to all registered attendees a few days before the symposium starts. We're aiming to give you the full symposium experience (and more!), and will make sure there are lots of opportunities for discussions and networking. 

Thanks to sponsorship from NTNU Nano, there is no participation fee, but you will need to register your attendance using the link on the right hand side.

Download the program here!

Confirmed invited speakers

Truls Norby, University of OsloSurface protonics in nanoporous oxides

Krishna Agarwal, University of Tromsø, Optical Nanoscopy

Martin Pumera, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Micro and Nanorobots, Machines of the Size of Cells and Viruses

Nancy Bazilchuk, NTNU, Science matters: sharing your research with the media and the public

Berend van Meer, University of Twente, Physical Avatars: using your Heart-on-a-Chip to treat your heart

Andreas Carlson, University of Oslo, The potential for micro- and nanoscale technology in harvesting water from the atmosphere

Martin M. Greve, University of Bergen, Boosting solar cell efficiencies using plasmonic nanostructures

Arne Brataas, NTNUSpin Insulatronics



Register for participation here by 20.09.2021

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The Norwegian Nano Symposium is organized and funded by:

The Norwegian Nano Symposium is organized and funded by: