NanoScientific Forum Europe 2018

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Park Systems and TU Bergakademie Freiberg (TU Freiberg), Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering and Mineral Processing will host the 1st NanoScientific Forum Europe 2018 (NSFE 2018). This open AFM User Meeting will focus on sharing and exchanging the cutting-edge research for both materials and life science disciplines using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). A special session during the scientific program will be held to the topic nanobubbles, which is a part of the flagship project of TU Freiberg and Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology.

An exciting agenda is planned for the 2,5 days:

  • Lectures by renowned AFM researchers
  • Instrument workshops on Park Systems AFMs, including basic and advanced measuring techniques as well as tips and tricks, how to obtain stunning AFM data
  • Poster session and image contest with amazing prizes!
  • Evening events:
    Wednesday Evening: Fusing Science & People - Conference Gala Dinner
    Thursday Evening: Discovering Natural Treasures - terra mineralia Tour&Party

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Rüdiger Berger
    Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Lukas Eng
    Technical University Dresden, Germany
  • Prof. Steven de Feyter
    KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Dr. Francesco Simone Ruggeri
    Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Tobias Cramer
    University of Bologna, Italy
  • Dr. Cristiano Albonetti
    CRN - ISMN, Italy

Special Session “nanobubbles”

  • Prof. Urs Peuker
    TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • Yaowen Xing
    Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
  • Lisa Ditscherlein
    TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • Paul Knüpfer
    TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • Edgar Schach
    Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, Germany
  • Bent Babel
    Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, Germany

Conference Topics


  • Geoscience and sustainable energy applications
  • Polymers and composites
  • Nanoelectronics, photonic and photovoltaic applications
  • Nanomaterials and Life Science
  • Special Session nanobubbles*


  • Nanomechanical and Electrical Characterization
  • Characterization Techniques in Aqueous Solution
  • Advanced Imaging

* The special session about nanobubbles will cover the influence of nanobubbles in engineering processes like melt filtration (CRC 920, a flagship project of TU Freiberg) and flotation (SPP2045, TU Freiberg and Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology). For more information click here:

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Important Deadlines

Registration for the conference is open until September 30.

Abstract / image submission is open until July 31*.

* The best papers will be featured in the NanoScientific Journal, a quarterly journal covering the latest advancements in the field of nanotechnology, and co-sponsor of the NSFE. The best paper will be awarded with an AFM scholarship from Park Systems.

The images with the highest “coolness” factor will be awarded with special prizes.

More Information

If you would like additional information or would like to subscribe to the conference email list, please contact:

Justyna Sliwa, Conference Organizer
Park Systems Europe GmbH
NSFEatparksystems [dot] com
+49-621- 490896-50

We're looking forward to seeing you at the NanoScientific Forum Europe 2018 (NSFE 2018)!