Nano Bugle

A window into applied science supported by INL

Teaching tomorrow’s researchers about the “The Tiny Revolution”

On April 26th, 2011 at the Barrie Foundation Headquarters at Vigo, Sergio Figueiras, from the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) and former Barrie Foundation’ scholar, had the opportunity to present nanotechnology to students from the Ricardo Mella Secondary School (Vigo). The talk, entitled “The Tiny Revolution”, was able to give a students and teachers a good idea about what the nanotechnology entails as well as provide examples of the broad range of applications that it offers.  These included the creation of new electronics, energy solutions, and health care products, all of which make improve our everyday life.

The INL should be recognized as a leader in nanotechnology, and we wanted to use this event to share our expertise and excitement with these young students who may be learning about nanotechnology for the very first time,” said Sergio “We hope this event showed them how research is done at the nanoscale and how this research can affect their everyday lives.”

The students were highly interested about the latest developments in the nanotechnology area.  They were especially interested in the innovative research tools such as the electron microscope, while others were able to identify with the application of technologies leading to the improvement in manufacturing of cell phones, an item they all use daily.

This talk is part of a larger series of conferences called “Talks about sciences/Charlas de Ciencias” organized by the Barrie Foundation, a corporate foundation focused on promoting the development of Galicia from a global perspective.  The foundation has made education and research and innovation a high priority.

These conferences are designed to complement the school’s curriculum as it pertains to the scientific research, giving a practical overview and increasing students interest in the sciences, helping make today’s students tomorrow’s researchers.


April 29, 2011 Posted by | Events, Nano Kids, Scholarships | , , , | Leave a comment

2nd INL Recruiting Programme is still opened

Probably you know that we have recently opened new PhD vacancies through our recruitment website

The evaluation process is taking place during the current month and the INL especially values those projects related with its main research areas.

a) Nanomedicine;
b) Environment monitoring and security and food quality control;
c) Nanoelectronics devices;
d) Nanomachines and Nanomanipulation.

PhD Students and Supervisors should send a combined candidacy following the instructions listed below and the application deadline is July 22nd.  For more information and steps to get one position that may open you the doors of the Nanotechnology world, please visit our temporary recruitment website:

July 11, 2008 Posted by | Careers/ INL Job opportunities, Scholarships, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Rules for Travelling during PhD Programme

During the last weeks some questions regarding financial support for travelling within the PhD work programme  were sent to us. In line of that, the REO has already prepared a propostal to alter our scholarship rules, so that INL can support relevant trips included in every scholar’s work programme. All INL PhD students will soon receive updated information. 

Sugestions regarding the INL  fellowship rules, or even our  staff rules, are always welcome. Also, if you have any doubts, don’t hesitate in contacting the R&EO at

June 16, 2008 Posted by | Scholarships | 1 Comment