EU project RIANA: launched! A hub for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology with participation of EuroNanoLab

Mar 25, 2024

RIANA was officially launched on March 1, 2024, to offer access to Europe’s leading facilities in nanoscience and nanotechnology that are at the heart of the development of new materials for prosperity and sustainability. The RIANA project provides the user community with a unique platform of 69 infrastructures from 22 European countries, including synchrotron, electron microscopy, laser, ion beam, neutron, clean room, and soft matter research infrastructures as well as high-performance computing. Beyond standard user access to single facilities, RIANA offers a single-point access and a particularly strong user support by a network of junior scientists.

EuroNanoLab is one of the networks participating in RIANA. A number of cleanrooms from Czechia, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal and Romania will provide access to users through RIANA user portal and host junior scientists.

More than 100 participants gathered on a hybrid meeting in Hamburg on March 14 – 15 to officially kick-off the project. Future steps and the programme for the next four years were defined in two days of presentations and discussions on the six work packages. “The goal is to provide interdisciplinary access to the large and diverse set of outstanding instruments available in RIANA for research and development in nanoscience and nanotechnology. A team of junior scientists, in close contact with experienced senior scientists, will provide users with a comprehensive service from assistance in writing proposals to hands-on experiment support and data analysis” comments Michael Stuckelberger (DESY), scientific coordinator of the RIANA project.

RIANA will engage with academic and industrial users via a rolling call system and promote experiments that combine different facilities and techniques. This combination of scientific tools will enable new approaches and an expansion of the user community, paving the way for accelerated innovation based on nanomaterials.

RIANA website: https://riana-project.eu/

 

More news:

Dry Etch Expert Group meeting – October 2023

Dry Etch Expert Group meeting – October 2023

The Fall 2023 Dry Etch Expert Group meeting (organized in Sinaia, Romania) gathered 18 experts from 10 nanolabs, and covered a broad range of topics, including Training, Hardware, Cleaning, Conditioning, and Processing. Discussions regarding tool-sharing methodology...

read more
New co-chair of the Dry Etch Expert Group

New co-chair of the Dry Etch Expert Group

Djaffar Belharet from FEMTO is to join Andrei Avram as the co-chair of the EuroNanoLab Dry Etch Expert Group. We are happy to welcome Djaffar on board and we believe that he will be a great addition to the management of the group. Currently, the group is continuously...

read more
Vittorio Morandi as the new Chair of EuroNanoLab

Vittorio Morandi as the new Chair of EuroNanoLab

The election for the new Chair of EuroNanoLab took place during the Steering Committee meeting on October 10, 2023. The election was prompted by the retirement announcement that was made earlier this year by the current EuroNanoLab Chair, Michel De Labachelerie. The...

read more

ENRIS 2023 – record number of attendees

From 15th to 17th May 2023 C2N laboratory in Paris Saclay hosted European Symposium on Nanofabrication Research Infrastructure – ENRIS 2023. Due to the COVID-19 pandemics it took 4 years for the community to gather again. There were nearly 200 participants coming...

read more