27th May to 19th June 2014, Barcelona
27th May to 19th June 2014
Facultat de Ciències, UAB, Barcelona, Spain
This 100 hours course introduces students to core concepts in nanotechnology fused with principles of innovation, business creation, entrepreneurship, intellectual property and the globaleconomic and collaborative environment. Students will be challenged to contemplate economic, environmental and societal implications of new, rapidly developing nanotechnologies, especially considering recent enabling technical developments in information technology, environmental sensing, energy sustainability and medicine and exploring fundamental issues related to intellectual property, the innovative process, international competition and cooperation, and the roles of governmental policy and societal perception of nanotechnology.
Coursework will be project-based, involving international teams of students. Each week, students will be asked to propose and design a new solution to a global/societal challenge using nanotechnology as a resource. Teams of students will present their ideas at the end of each week. Grades will be based on class participation, collaboration, and the quality of the week-ending presentations.
Univesity of Texas at Austin
Brian Korgel is the Temple Professor #1 and the Matthew Van Winkle Regents Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1997.
ICREA at ICMAB-CSIC
Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
The UAB Research Park (UAB Parc de recerca)
The UAB Research Park is a private not-for-profit foundation, established in 2007 as a basic tool for three leading research bodies: the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
Sensors & Biosensors Group; Department of chemistry – UAB
Manuel del Valle has been Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) since 1997. He was awarded a B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1986 (Prize of Ending Studies of the UAB and 3rd National Prize of Ending Studies in Chemistry)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Center (CIBBIM) - Drug Delivery and Targeting Group; University Hospital Vall d'Hebron
Simó Schwartz Jr (1967th, Barcelona) obtained his Medical degree in 1991 at the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where he also got his PhD in 1996 working on oncogenic signaling pathways in prostate cancer.
Nanomaterials and Microsystems Group; Department of Physics UAB
Javier Rodríguez Viejo is Full Professor of Applied Physics at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) and leads the Nanomaterials and Microsystems research group at UAB and the Grupo
de Física I Enginyeria de Materials
Computational Nanoelectronics Group; Department of Electronic Engineering – UAB
David Jiménez received the Ph.D. degree in electronics engineering from UAB in 2000. He has been an Associate Professor since 2004. He has received the Catalan Society of Technology Award in 1998 and the Rafael Campalans Award of Engineering in 2009.
(represented by Prof. Francesc Xavier Muñoz Pascual)
Francesc Xavier Muñoz is specialist in concept, design and development of new functional micro and nanosensors and complex and compact miniaturized systems focusing biological and biomedical applications is its main background.
Solid State Chemistry Group and Department – ICMAB-CSIC
Gerard Tobias obtained the degree in Chemistry (with Honours) from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2000), Master in Materials Science and PhD from the UAB (2004) with European mention.
(represented by Victor F.. Puntes)
Víctor F. Puntes research spans in the field of nanoparticles: synthesis and conjugation of inorganic nanoparticles, their properties, nanotoxicology and nanosafety, and a variety of applications including medicine and environment.
(represented by Dr. Nora Ventosa)
NANOMOL TECHNOLOGIES is a spin-off created from a research group of the Institute of Material Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), specialized in molecular nanoscience and organic materials.
(represented by Dr. Albert Calleja)
Founded in 2010, OXOLUTIA SL is a technology-based company which aims at taking to the market processes and materials developed in the field of the applied super connectivity with a nanotechnology approach.
iTesTiT SL, HealthApp SL
I received my BA in Engineering Science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2005 and my Ph.D. in Electronics from the same university in 2008. After that, I moved towards business development and obtained postgraduate degrees in business development for start-up companies, European patent law and design thinking.
PhD in Physics, is the Accelerator Division Head of the ALBA synchrotron, CELLS, since August 2012. In the lasts years he has been involved deeply, and from the very starting design phase, in two accelerator projects, ANKA in Germany (1996 – 2004) and ALBA in Spain (2004 – nowadays).
Mary Cano received her BA in Chemical Engineering from University of Murcia in 2002. In 2009, she got a PhD in Material Sciences from Autonomous University of Barcelona. During her PhD, she was working at the Materials Science Institute of Barcelona (ICMAB), in the field of supercritical fluids technologies, preparing functional organic materials using CO2-expanded solvents.
Applied Nanoparticle S.L. Company.
Ignasi Gispert has a Bachelor Degree in Law from the UB (Universitat de Barcelona) and a Master Degree in European Studies from the UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). He co-founded the only law Firm in Spain specialized in environmental jurisdiction. He works as researcher at the Institute of Law and Technology at the Laws Faculty of the UAB, and he is the administrator of Applied Nanoparticle S:L. Company.
Anna Laromaine obtained her degree in Chemistry from the Girona University (2000). She holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB) and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (2005). Her PhD thesis focused in the synthesis of carboranes for catalysis and medical therapies.
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona's central campus is in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), 20 km from Barcelona, between Sabadell and Sant Cugat del Vallès.
using GPS : UAB Bellaterra
The AP-7/E-15 comes from France (via Perpignan) in the north and from the eastern and southern Spain (via València and Tarragona) in the south. The UAB is right next to this motorway and is signposted.
The C-16/E-9 also comes from France, but further to the west (via Toulouse). The C-16 goes to the centre of Barcelona. To get to the campus, take the C-58 just south of Terrassa and follow the signs for "UAB".
The AP-2/E-90 comes from central and northern Spain (via Zaragoza and Lleida) and connects with the AP-7 approximately 70km to the south-west of Barcelona.
about 20 min from Barcelona
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about 45 min from Barcelona
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