“Anisotropic colloidal nanosystems: nanoplatelets, nanowires and ultrafine systems”

Benjamin ABÉCASSIS (CNRS and ENS de Lyon) and Peter Reiss (CEA Grenoble) invite you to the annual GDR NiNo meeting in the beautiful city of Lyon.

The meeting will occur in ENS de Lyon from June 17th to June 19th 2024 . It will focus on anisotropic nanocrystals in solution, with invited speakers focusing more specifically on the synthesis, self-assembly, and properties of anisotropic nanocrystals ranging from nanorods, nanoplatelets, and ultra-thin systems.  Contributed talks dealing with these themes will be prioritized but any other topic belonging to the GDR NiNo is welcome. Early career researchers (PhD Students and Post docs) are welcome to apply

Confirmed invited speakers: Sandrine Ithurria (Paris), Celso de Mello Donega (Utrecth), Jannika Lauth (Hannover and Tübingen), Ivan Infante (San Sebastian)

poster session and a discussion/brainstorming session on machine learning are also planed.  There will be a conference dinner on June 18th.   Registration is free but mandatory. Abstract Submission deadline: April 5th 2024

Registration and abstract submission link:

Crossed perspectives on nucleation

In autumn 2024, the GDR NINO is organizing a workshop in Toulouse to establish the state of the art on nucleation in solution synthesis. The aim is to pool the NINO community’s knowledge of nucleation in solution, in order to stimulate collaborations.

In order to encourage exchanges between all participants at this workshop, NINO members have collected publications related to the nucleation phenomenon and which they consider important or for which they have questions.

A selection of these publications will soon be circulated to the community. A preparatory reading, prior to the workshop, will enable participants to foster dynamic, well-argued and fruitful scientific exchanges.

Setting up NINO Webinars

We aim to offer 3 or 4 webinars a year on topics related to the GDR NINO. These webinars will be organized by students doing their thesis in the teams participating in the GDR, or by post-docs. If you are interested in participating in the preparation of these webinars and thus becoming a member of the GDR for 1 year, please send your application to the GDR management team, stating your name, your laboratory/team, your status and, if applicable, your thesis year. 3 to 4 applications will be accepted.

Call for expressions of interest

The GDR NINO invites members of the community (permanent and non-permanent, including PhD students and post-docs) to propose short events (round-table discussions, lecture courses, webinars, thematic schools, mini-symposia, etc.) on a topic related to the GDR’s activities. Please send us your proposal by completing the attached questionnaire. We’ll respond as we go along

Creation of a LinkedIn group for the GDR

Join the GDR community by registering on the LinkedIn page of the group.