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INL project presented in Mexico during NanoMex’10

In the photo, taken in Cuernavaca City on 19 November, you can see the DG of INL with Dr.  Roberto Y. Sato Berrú (on the far left) from the “Centro de Ciencias Aplicadas y Desarrollo Tecnológico ( CCADET) ” and his wife, and Dr. José Manuel Saniger Blesa (on the far right) , Director of the CCADET, from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

In pursue of INL’s outreach program, Jose Rivas, Director General (DG) of the INL, attended the “Simposio: Nanociencias y Nanotecnología” at UAM in Mexico City, 15-16 November and the NanoMex’10 which is the Third International and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Meeting , organized by the National Autonomous University of Mexico  (UNAM), in Cuernavaca City (Morelos) 17-19 November . In this meeting the DG of the INL made the most of the encounters to present the INL and to contact leading important Mexican scientists in the field of Nanotechnology .

The goal of NanoMex’10 is to stimulate high-quality interdisciplinary dialogue on the advance, promises and implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in order to enrich the national decision-making concerning the distribution of benefits, maximization and definition of responsibilities and, the minimization of unnecessary and unwanted costs.

It is an initiative nano-UNAM, a group initially formed by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Sciences and Humanities, the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, the Center for Applied Sciences and Technological Development and the Environmental Nanotechnology University Program. A partir de 2009, nano-UNAM articula 11 entidades y un programa universitario. Since 2009, nanoUNAM is conformed by 11 UNAM’s entities and a research university program.

November 26, 2010 Posted by | INL Project | Leave a comment

INL opens second tender for scientific equipment

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) has opened a new tender for the selection of entities entrusted with the supply of scientific material and instruments.

The contract is divided into 50 lots within 7 sets, namely: Surface Characterization, Electron and Scanning Probe Microscopy (Set I); MENS/NEMS Process and Characterization (Set II); Optical Microscopy (III); Biochemistry Laboratory (IV); Radio Frequency and Electrical Device Characterization Laboratory (V); Packaging and Micromolding (VI); and Nanochemistry Laboratory (VII). Details are available here.

The INL facilities are funded by Portugal and Spain in equal parts. The new scientific infrastructure is also supported by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

While the scientific equipment and instruments are co-financed by the Portuguese North Regional Operational Program “ON.2 – O Novo Norte”, the construction of the new scientific infrastructure is supported by the Cross-border Cooperation Spain-Portugal 2007-2013 Program. Both programs are financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

November 10, 2010 Posted by | INL Project | Leave a comment