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PROMIS Workshop 3, Rome, 14th-16th June 2017

PROMIS is an international training network (ITN), funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions as part of the European Horizon 2020 program. The aim of the project is to train 16 postgraduate researchers in a full range of multidisciplinary skills needed by the rapidly expanding Photonics industry.

The third of four PROMIS workshops took place at Sapienza, University of Rome between the 14th-16th June 2017 and was attended by 40 researchers from across Europe, including students, supervisors, our academic and industrial partners, and high profile speakers. The workshop was advertised by its own dedicated webpage as well that of the Department of Physics at Sapienza. This attracted the presence of a number of students of the Physics Department, who attended the scientific sessions of the workshop with interest.

The theme of this workshop was focused on the characterisation of Photonic materials and devices and the invited speakers from across academia and industry included:

Keynote speaker: Dieter Bimberg (TU Berlin): Quantum dots: Genesis, the Excitonic Zoo, Flying q-bits and Nano-Photonics

Matthieu Legré (ID Quantique, Geneva): Introduction to Quantum Key Distribution

Michele Ortolani (Sapienza Università di Roma): Semiconductor plasmonics

Faustino Martelli (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Istituto, Rome): Femto-second spectroscopy of semiconductor nanowires

Alberto Tosi (Politecnico di Milano): Design, characterization and applications of silicon and InGaAs/InP SPADs

Tomasz Ochalski (Tyndall National Institute, Cork): Optical properties and emission dynamics of groups IV and III-V nanomaterials

Massimo Gurioli (Università di Firenze and LENS): Optical characterization at the nanoscale

Francesco Priolo (Università di Catania): Silicon Nanostructures for Photonics, Photovoltaics and Sensing

Aldo Di Carlo (Università di Roma, Tor Vergata): Perovskites and 2D materials for efficient solar cells and modules

The workshop also gave our researchers the opportunity to practice their presentation skills and present their latest research to the invited delegates, as well as participate in a specialist communication workshop.

Antonio Polimeni, Associate Professor at Sapienza, University of Rome and the host of Workshop 3 said:

I was very satisfied with the organization of the workshop. The venue and the technical support provided by the Physics Department and Sapienza University were excellent. The logistic and support services went smoothly and the attendees could enjoy the workshop sessions. The scientific content of the invited seminars was extremely interesting and very well focussed on the scientific subjects of the PROMIS network. The relationships and collaborations between ESRs were further strengthened during the workshop. Also, the training sessions of the ESRs were very fruitful. In general, the success of the workshop turned out to be a valid litmus paper of the coordination work performed so far.

The next PROMIS workshop will be held in Nottingham in April 2018

Thu 27 July 2017