Upcoming events

3rd European Nanomanipulation Workshop

The 3rd European Nanomanipulation Workshop will take place in Madrid, Spain, 25-27 April 2012

Further information can be obtained here

  • Nanotribology Winter School 2012
    Lyngby, Denmark, 16-27 January 2012

          Deadline for application: 9 December 2011

           The announcement can be found here


Past events

  • FANAS Final Conference, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 12-16 September 2011
    Further information is available here

  • The 2nd European Nanomanipulation Workshop, will be held in Tartu, Estonia June 6th-8th 2011
  • Further information can be found here



  • International Nanotribology Forum (INF) is organizing another meeting in this series ("The Hoi An Discussions II") in Hoi An, Vietnam, 23-27 May, 2011.  
    Further information can be found here

  • Workshop on Stick-slip dynamics, from nano to geophysical scales, Jerusalem, Israel, 2-5 May 2011
    The programme of the workshop can be found here


Place: Saarbr├╝cker Schloss, Saarbr├╝cken, Germany

Date: 25-28 October 2010

Further information can be obtained here

  • 1st European Nanomanipulation Workshop took place in Cascais, Portugal from May 17-19, 2010, jointly organized by the NOMCIS and NANOPARMA CRPs of the FANAS programme of the ESF.


The overall focus of the workshop was to bring together scientists who are active in the field of controlled manipulation of atoms, clusters, and nanoscale objects using scanning probe techniques. This includes basic techniques of manipulation, theoretical description of manipulation processes as well as applications ranging from nano- and mesoscale friction to automatic assembly of nano-objects:

- SPM based experimental techniques for manipulation of clusters and nanoscale objects

- Atomic and molecular scale manipulation

- Bio-manipulation

- Theoretical concepts for manipulation approaches and interpretation

- Connections between friction and nanoobject manipulation



For more details please check out the conference website:


Please note that members of the FANAS programme are eligible for financial support of travel and accommodation costs.



  • The first programme-wide FANAS Conference on Trends in Nanotribology organised jointly with ICTP took place in Trieste, Italy, 19-24 October 2009. For more information see the conference webpage.