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Winter School on New Carbon Materials and Functional Oxides

DATES: December 7 to December 13, 2008
LOCATION: Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research

The International Center for Materials Research (ICMR) is pleased to announce a residential, one week Winter School on New Carbon Materials and Functional Oxides, a partnership between the ICMR and the ICMS, JNCASR. The winter school will take place from December 7 to December 13, 2008 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore, India. The aim of this school is to bring young researchers and scientists together to enable them to learn and to discuss the science of complex organic and inorganic materials with focus on new carbon materials and functional oxides.

Areas covered in the school will include:

  • Chemical reactivity, bonding, strucutre and dynamics of functional oxides
  • Magnetic, catalytic, thermoelectric, multiferroic, and superconducting materials
  • Size/shape effects on properties of oxides
  • x-ray, neutron, optical, and theoretical techniques
  • New Carbon based materials
  • Structure, bonding, optical, transport, magnetic, opto-electronics
  • Mechanical behavior and stability
  • Theoretical modeling
  • Characterizations
  • Device integrations
  • Biomolecular systems

Confirmed Speakers:

  • P.M. Ajayan, Rice University
  • Gang Cao, University of Kentucky
  • Vincent Crespi, Penn State University
  • Peter Eklund, Penn State University
  • Ralph Krupke, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
  • Jan Musfeldt, University of Tennessee
  • Steve Nagler, ORNL
  • Swapan K. Pati, JNCASR
  • Ken Poeppelmeier, Northwestern University
  • R. Ramesh, UC Berkeley
  • C.N.R. Rao, JNCASR
  • Arup Raychaudhuri, BOSE Center
  • Tanasuri Saha-Dasgupta, Bose Center
  • Ram Seshadri, UCSB
  • H. Shinohara, Nagoya University
  • A.K. Sood, Indian Institute of Sciences
  • Nicola Spaldin, UCSB
  • Umesh Waghmare, JNCASR
  • Boris Yakobson, Rice
  • John Zhang, Georgia Tech


Pulickel Ajayan Rice ajayan@rice.edu web
Jan Musfeldt Tennessee musfeldt@etk.edu web
Swapan K. Pati JNCASR pati@jncasr.ac.in web
A. Sundaresan JNCASR sundaresan@jncasr.ac.in web
Umesh Waghmare JNCASR waghmare@jncasr.ac.in web


How to Apply:

We welcome applications for the Winter School from graduate (PhD) students, post doctoral fellows and early career faculty. Participants are expected to be actively researching in the broad area of materials chemistry. Local hospitality, meals, and housing will be provided. Travel support is available. See below for details.

1. You can apply by visiting the following link apply here.
2. Graduate students and post doctoral fellows should, in addition to the above application, have their research supervisor email a statement of how the winter school might benefit the participant to Jennifer Ybarra at ybarra@icmr.ucsb.edu.
3. Applicants from India should apply directly to the JNCASR at the following link www.jncasr.ac.in/cpmu/winterschool.

Financial support for travel:

The ICMR will support approximately 10 students to attend from the USA and will provide approximately 20 $500 travel scholarships for graduate students or post-docs from outside of the US.

Application Deadline:

The deadline to submit an application is September 1, 2008. All applications will be acknowledged by email.

For further details, please contact the ICMR Program Coordinator, Jennifer Ybarra, at ybarra@icmr.ucsb.edu

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