Welcome to the Spin-NANO website

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.

This 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. 

Please see current vacancies under Recruitment.

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

  • Spin-NANO early stage researchers get to know each other at Copenhagen summer school
    Posted Aug 9, 2016, 4:37 AM by Sally A Greenhough
  • Matt Brooks (ESR6) joins Guido Burkard's group in Kontanz. Matt will carry our theoretical investigation of spin and valley coherence in dilute nuclear spin nanostructuresat UKON; work closely with optical spectroscopists from USFD on TMDCs and with electron ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2016, 3:04 AM by Sally A Greenhough
  • Marco Manca (ESR 8) joins the network and will be based at INSA Toulouse We are delighted to welcome Marco to the Spin-NANO Network.  Marco will be working with Bernhard Urbaszek's group and will will carry out time, spatially and polarization resolved ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2016, 1:53 AM by Sally A Greenhough
  • Najwa Sidqi (ESR 4) joins Helia Photonics in Edinburgh Najwa is the fifth early stage researcher to join the Spin-NANO Network and will be based at Helia Photonics, Scotland.  Najwa will work on thin dielectric film deposition and ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2016, 1:59 AM by Sally A Greenhough
  • Riccardo Pisoni (ESR9) has joined Prof Klaus Ensslin's Group (Zurich) Riccardo started his three year post on 1 May 2016 - http://www.nanophys.ethz.ch/ - Ricardo will work on advanced fabrication of bi-layer graphene/BN nano-structures and carry ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2016, 2:00 AM by Sally A Greenhough
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