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Thursday, June 21st marked the conclusion of a successful international workshop at the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN). For the past four days, representatives from the Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE) in Germany and WIN met to discuss opportunities for joint funding proposals and establishing student knowledge exchanges.
“We were really pleased with how this came together, and built on what we accomplished at the first workshop last year in Duisburg. We have formed new collaborations, have planned several student exchanges at the undergrad and graduate level, joint publications, and have identified several joint funding opportunities. We are already looking forward to our next workshop in Duisburg, in 2019,” said WIN members and co-Chairs, Dr. Michael Pope and Dr. Kyle Daun.
In response the Managing Director of CENIDE, Tobias Teckentrup said, “It was a great pleasure to be hosted at WIN for our second joint workshop. We were happy to have an intensive discussion about scientific topics for further future collaboration. We look forward to hosting the next workshop in Duisburg in 2019, to further build on existing interactions.”
Workshop participant and CENIDE board member Dr. Christof Schulz said, “It is great to see that the number of people involved in the WIN-CENIDE collaboration is constantly increasing."
What started as a one-by-one collaboration six years ago has now turned into an impressive group of researchers.
Founded in 2005 at the University of Duisburg-Essen, CENIDE is home to 70 PIs representing physics, chemistry, electrical and mechanical engineering, biology and medicine. It is one of Europe’s most important research units in nanotechnology and material science. Research at CENIDE extends from fundamental research to a wide range of applications in energy, electronics, information technology and health.