For the third year running the International Advisory Committee of the Center for the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology will visit Chile to support the efforts of CEDENNA in becoming a point of reference in the development of nanotechnology in Chile.
The members of the Advisory Committee are Eugenio Coronado from the Molecular Science Institute of the Universidad de Valencia (Spain), José d Albuquerque e Castro from the Physics Institute of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Ivan Schuller from the University of California – San Diego (United States).
The development plan overseen by the Advisory Committee includes strengthening basic research and the specific activities of the Center leading to the application and transfer of results. To do this the Committee focuses on the basic research lines, such as the study of clusters, magnetic nanostructure arrays, laminar nanostructures and molecular magnetism, which are the research lines with applications to nanobiomedicine, food packaging and the environment.
On Thursday and Friday, January 3 and 4, the three distinguished scientists will meet with authorities and heads of the various research lines of CEDENNA to discuss, including through presentations and field visits, the advances and challenges outlined in their encounter in September 2010.
Since it was established, CEDENNA’s International Advisory Committee has provided orientation to the center in different areas, such as the research lines undertaken, the quality and experience of the research involved in the center; the development of advanced human capital for research and technology transfer; the increasing impact on competitiveness and development for that is addressed; the support provided to other groups of national researchers and contribution of additional resources bodies that fund the center’s activities.