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TNT Series

History
Since the first event (TNT2000) launched in Toledo (Spain) by Dr. Antonio Correia and Prof. Pedro A. Serena, the Organising Committee has been continuously evolving, and several institutions from different countries provided their support from 2000 to the present.

Since its infancy, the core of the Organising Committee is composed by the following individuals: Dr. Antonio Correia, Prof. Pedro A. Serena and Prof. Juan Jose Sáenz. However, the TNT Conference series is the successful consequence of a coordinated effort among several organising Institutions (10 worldwide in 2006) that jointly decide about several aspects of the conference and partially fund the TNT event.

One of the main objectives of the Trends in Nanotechnology conference is to provide a platform where young researchers can present their latest work and also interact with high-level scientists. For this purpose, the Organising Committee provides every year around 60 travel grants for students. In addition, more than 20 awards are given to young PhD students for their contributions presented at TNT. More than 60 senior scientists are involved in the selection process. Grants and awards are funded by the TNT Organisation in collaboration with several governmental or research institutions.

This high-level scientific meeting series aims, therefore, to present a broad range of current research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology worldwide as well as related policies (European Commission, etc.) and initiatives (iNANO, IEEE, GDR-E, FinNano, etc.). TNT events have demonstrated that they are particularly effective in transmitting information and establishing contacts among workers in this field. Graduate students fortunate to attend such events quickly learn the importance of interdisciplinary skills, thereby becoming more effective in their future research.

TNT is now one of the premier European conferences devoted to nanoscale science and technology with around 400 participants worldwide.

More information on previous events could be found at:

TNT2006 (Grenoble, France): http://tntconf.org/2006
TNT2005 (Oviedo, Spain): http://www.phantomsnet.net/TNT05
TNT2004 (Segovia, Spain): http://www.phantomsnet.net/TNT04

A list of all institutions involved in the organisation of the TNT conference series up to now, is provided below:

INSTITUTION
COUNTRY
Nb. of participation in the Organising Committee
YEAR
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Spain 8                
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Spain 8                
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
Spain 7                
Purdue University
USA 7                
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Spain 6                
Georgia Tech
USA 6                
University of Cambridge / IRC
UK 5                
NIMS
Japan 5                
PHANTOMS Foundation
Spain 4                
CMP Cientifica S.L.
Spain 4                
CEA-LETI-DRFMC
France 3                
DIPC
Spain 3                
Universidad de Oviedo
Spain 3                
NRI
Japan 2                
Universidad de Salamanca
Spain 2                
Universidad Santiago de Compostela
Spain 2                
Universidad SEK
Spain 2                
NanoGUNE Spain 1                
IBM
Switzerland 1                
IEEE
USA 1                
SRC
USA 1                
Universidad Castilla la Mancha
Spain 1                
 
TOTAL INSTITUTIONS
   
7
8
9
13
13
11
10
11

"TRENDS IN NANOTECHNOLOGY" CONFERENCES: MAIN FIGURES
Year
Location
Country
Dates
Nb. of participants
Spanish participants (%)
Keynotes
Orals
Posters
Exhibitors
Awards
Grants
                       
2000
Toledo
Spain
16-20/10
147
33
28
34
37
1
0
0
2001
Segovia
Spain
03-07/09
234
31
48
30
109
6
0
15
2002
Santiago
Spain
09-13/09
353
32
47
29
187
4
10
30
2003
Salamanca
Spain
15-19/09
352
33
47
29
200
5
16
63
2004
Segovia
Spain
13-17/09
367
32
45
35
236
7
20
64
2005
Oviedo
Spain
28/08-02/09
364
47
40
20
245
11
28
76
2006
Grenoble
France
04-08/09
384
12
36
35
204
15
22
63
2007
San Sebastian
Spain
03-07/09
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