A collaborative European Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) in   Horizon 2020.
Recruitment of 15 early stage researchers (PhD students) for a period of 36 months, starting in 2016.
Innovative doctoral-level training for 15 highly-skilled early stage researchers, providing a range of skills in order to maximise employability.

his four year network (which started in January 2016) brings together an exceptionally strong team of world-leading experts in nano-science and technology from 6 European countries in order to achieve breakthroughs in understanding and successful utilization of nanoscale solid-state spin systems in emerging quantum technologies.

The consortium of 14 academic and 7 industrial groups will deliver top international level multidisciplinary training to 15 early stage researchers, offering them an extended program of multinational exchanges and secondments. 

All 15 early stage researchers have now been recruited - Meet the Team

The training will be provided by world class research and industry institutions from the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Denmark.

Full members of the network are the Universities of Sheffield and Cambridge, Technical University of Munich, University of Konstanz, National Centre for Scientific Research, TU Delft, ETH Zürich, Universities of Basel and Copenhagen with industrial partners Helia Photonics and attocube systems AG.  The associated partners are the University of Manchester and National Graphene Institute, Element Six, Janssen Precision Engineering, Leiden Cryogenics B.V, HQGraphene and Urenco.  

Network-wide training course in transferable skills will be specially developed and delivered by the Think Ahead (Sheffield), an award winning programme supporting Early Career Researchers (award by the Times Higher Education, 2014). 

Recent Announcements

  • Nanophotonics Winter School - https://sites.google.com/sheffield.ac.uk/nano-photonics-winter-school/home 20-22 January 2020 - Sheffield, UK https://sites.google.com/sheffield.ac.uk/nano-photonics-winter-school/home
    Posted Nov 20, 2019, 12:29 AM by Sally A Greenhough
  • STEM for Britain 2019 - Najwa Sidqi Massive congratulations to Najwa who has been selected to display a poster at the House of Commons on 13 March 2019 - https://twitter.com/Spin_NANO/status/1090925711601352704
    Posted Jan 31, 2019, 3:32 AM by Sally A Greenhough
  • Final 'Think Ahead' Workshop kicks off in Cambridge 30-31 Jan 2019 All Spin-NANO ESRs are now in Cambridge for a 2 day training workshop focusing on 'Researchers of the future' & 'Responsible Innovation in Quantum Technologies'  - http://spin-nano.sites.sheffield ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2019, 3:27 AM by Sally A Greenhough
  • Project meeting with Industry - 29 Jan 2019 - Maxwell Centre, Cambridge A very successful meeting with talks from all the Spin-NANO ESRs plus industry speakers - Mark Stevenson - Toshiba Research Europe Limited, Jason Smith - Oxford HighQ, Piers Andrew - Emberion.  Find out ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2019, 3:22 AM by Sally A Greenhough
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Alejandro Rodriguez has recently returned from Haiti where he delivered an outreach event on Renewable Energies to disadvantaged children - find out more

Outreach in Haiti - July 2018

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