The 12th International Scientific Conference 'Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies – FM&NT-2018' will be held on October 2-5, in Radisson Blu Latvia Conference & Spa Hotel. The event is organized by the Institute of Solid State Physics of University of Latvia (ISSP UL). The aim of the scientific conference FM&NT-2018 is to promote international co-operation in the fields of science, education and innovative business, stimulating research of various materials and technologies, which in future could become high-added value products and devices.
On August 23 at 13:00 at the conference room on the 2nd floor of the UL ISSP, Ķengaraga iela 8, Ruslana Balabai (Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University, Ukraine) will give a talk entitled “PHOTONIC AND ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF LATERAL HETEROSTRUCTURES BASED ON FUNCTIONALIZED GRAPHENE”.
On June 20, 2018, Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of the Research and Innovation Department of the European Commission, visited the Academic Centre of Natural Sciences of University of Latvia (UL), where the scientific achievements of the Institute and Horizon 2020 project CAMART² were presented by director of ISSP UL Martins Rutkis.
Brookhaven Lab/Stony Brook University physicist Anatoly Frenkel with postdoc Janis Timoshenko in collaboration with scientists of the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia – A. Anspoks, A. Cintins, A. Kuzmin, and J. Purans, use approach analogous to facial-recognition technology to track atomic-scale rearrangements relevant to phase changes, catalytic reactions, and more.
The bracelet in which an optical sensor is embedded for measuring the vitamin D in the human organism. In the competition of eight ideas, the jury found this idea to be the most mature to be implemented as a business project. Deep Science Hackathon 2018 was organised by the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP UL) and was the first activity within Materize, which is the new platform of the Institute for the export of scientific services and cooperation with industry in the field of high technologies.
On May 23 at 13:00 at the conference room on the 2nd floor of the UL ISSP, Ķengaraga iela 8, Walter Margulis (Department of Fiber Optics, RISE Acreo AB, & Department of Applied Physics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology) will give a talk entitled “Electrooptical control and other specialty fiber applications”.
In order to promote export of scientific services in the area of innovative materials based technologies and cooperation with the industry, on 18 May at 18:00, Institute of Solid State Physics, UL (ISSP UL) will present its new brand Materize. During the event, start will be given also for it’s first activity – Deep Science Hackathon.
The Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP UL) and State Education Development Agency`s (SEDA) Horizon 2020 National Contact Point will organize a brokerage event on Horizon 2020, FP9 and Nordic-Baltic Network possibilities in the ISSP UL 2nd floor conference hall, 8 Kengaraga street, Riga, on June 6th, 2018.
In order to better develop our projects, in the modern context, it is important to understand the concept of Industry 4.0, which is one of the priorities of EU. Everyone to know and understand the challenges of digitization, not only in relation with data and IT, but also with the serious challenges of material sciences for sensors and equipment in the world of the Internet-of-Things. Maybe we can help with our knowledge!
In order to fulfil one of the main tasks of the project CAMART² - promoting cooperation between scientists and industry, as well as creating an innovation development system at the ISSP UL, several project participants visited Chalmers University of Technology (https://www.chalmers.se/en/Pages/default.aspx).