Discover a new world!

The CENIDE Nano Summer Program is a seven-week international academic program focusing on the exciting and emerging field of nanotechnology. It was successfully held in 2012 for the first time, when 16 students from 10 different countries participated. The program is designed for outstanding students from all over the world in their third to fifth academic year with a major in science or engineering.

Participants will gain various insights into the field of nanotechnology, which lies at the intersection of science and engineering. Because nanotechnology enables manipulation of material properties, it is one of the key technologies of the 21st century. It is applied in many different areas, such as energy technology, information and communication technology, or consumer products, and it is an important innovation driver.

The summer program is organized by the Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE) at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). The UDE is one of the 10 largest universities in Germany, and is located in the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.

CENIDE, one of Europe's most important nanotechnology research clusters, consists of more than 50 top-level research groups from different areas of nanotechnology. This makes it an ideal location for students to learn about nanotechnology and establish contact with leading experts.

Ferrofluid

Photo:
Three-dimensional pattern of a ferrofluid on a "checkerboard" of small magnets (adjacent magnets are oriented antiparallel to each other). The ferrofluid agglomerates in those places above the magnets where the field strength is the highest.
© Florian Römer, CENIDE, UDE