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18th Scientific Meeting

Next Wednesday we will have the 18th Scientific Meeting. Our invited speaker this time is Professor Lars Montelius, the general director of INL, in Braga. The talk is entitled "Bringing Radical Innovations to the Market Place". Don't Miss It! Be Where The Action Is!
When Dec 03, 2014
from 02:00 to 03:00
Where Room 030, Mathematics Department, FC1
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Lars Montelius defended his thesis in 1987 at Lund University and during 1988-89 he spent a Post-doc year at IBM, Yorktown Heights working with Scanning Probe Microscopy. In 1989 he was appointed as Head of the Nanometer Laboratory at Lund University. His 25+ years of work in nanotechnology has centered around scanning probe microscopy & spectroscopy & luminescence & imaging & manipulation of low-D structures, electron & ion beam and nanoimprint lithography & processing applied to single electron tunneling, quantized conductance and various bio and NEMS-devices. 
Lars Montelius H-index is 32 and he has given more than 70 personally invited talks, filed 22 patent applications and published more than 170 publications giving rise to 3.639 citations, with ≈250 citations per year over last 5 years. (Data from ISI Web of Knowledge 2014-03-29). 
Currently he is the President Elect for IUVSTA: The International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications iuvsta-us.org/ and he is Working Group Chair of the two European Technology Platforms NANOFutures: The European initiative for sustainable development by Nanotechnologieswww.nanofutures.eu and EuMat: The European Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies: eumat.eu.


Nanotechnology is a Key Enabling Technology with promises for making solid contributions to the grand challenges of today, such as sufficient sustainable energy supply, supply of clean water, taking care of the elderly population and making cities ready for the globalization.
At INL, the Internatioal Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, we are implementing a full ecosystem for nanotechnology innovation and science. I will discuss about our offers and describe the possibilities that exist for collaboration with university students.
Then I will discuss about how nanotechnology could be of importance to bring added value to products and services. I will also review some areas of nanotechnology that recently has been deployed giving rise to radical innovation and business development.
In particular, I will address the accelerated development of LEDs and the consequences on lighting. Lighting is increasingly becoming an integral part of the Digital Age. The lighting of the future will be more attractive, individually tailored and integrated into Smart Buildings and Smart Cities. Even today, you can access the Internet via LED luminaries.
By creating working and living environments with situation-specific forms and levels of sensory stimulation, we can improve the conditions for productivity, learning, health, comfort and well-being. Ever more people talk about Smart Lighting, i.e. a lighting that is adaptive (on demand), interactive (by control) and dynamic (color & intensity). The main basis for Smart Lighting is that the LED and ICT of today creates a more or less unlimited flexibility to deliver a dynamic user adapted light - the right light, at the right place, at the right time, for each and everyone.
In the end I will discuss about the need for articulation and give some advice for personal development.

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