For the second year running the International Advisory Committee of the Center for the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is visiting Chile to support the work being undertaken by CEDENNA with the aim of becoming a center for development in this area within the country.
The Advisory Committee is composed of Eugenio Coronado from the Molecular Science Institute of the University of Valencia (Spain), José d’Albuquerque e Castro from the Physics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Ivan Schuller of the University of California, San Diego (USA).
The Development Plan that the International Advisory Committee oversees includes the strengthening of the basic research and specific activities of the Center for the application and transfer of research results, for which the lines of basic research are focused, such as the study of clusters, magnetic nanostructure arrays, laminar nanostructures and molecular magnetism, which are the most applied lines of research, oriented to nanobiomedicine, food packaging and the environment.
During the week the three distinguished scientists, together with the authorities of CEDENNA, will exchange information with the heads of the different research lines through presentations and field visits about the advances and challenges identified in their first encounter in September of 2010.
Since its creation, the International Advisory Committee of CEDENNA has provided the center with guidance in different area, such as lines of research, the quality and experience of the group of researchers who make up the center; the development of highly qualified human capital for research ad technology transfers; the incremental impact on the competitiveness and development in the areas that the center is addressing; the support provided to other national research groups and the contribution of additional resources committed by the center for finding its activities.