International Nanoscience Student Conference
INASCON 2018 will be held in Trondheim, Norway

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INASCON 2018 started with a bang (figuratively and literally) on Tuesday 💥, followed by an amazing opening cermony with speeches (even from the prime minister of Norway). Next up was a fun experiment show with Forsker-Frederic. Then we had an inspiring presentation from our first invited speaker, sir James Fraser Stoddart, who talked about his life after recieving the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Later we attempted to do the world smallest ribbon cutting 🎗✂️ (2 micrometre long and 50 nanometre thick)! Lastly, we took the tram to Lian Restaurant and had a wonderful dinner. A fine end of the beginning of INASCON 2018! ❤️
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The first application deadline having now passed, we see a glimpse of how many participants are comming to Trondheim in August. With participants from over 10 different countries and well over 100 participants, this seems to be one of the  biggest INASCON conferences ever. We are very happy that the turnout has been so great.

However, we still have a few places left. We are therefore extending the deadline for registration to July 1st, 23:59. After this time, it will no longer be possible to register for the conference.

For more information, click the link in our profile.
Check out our latest promovideo on Facebook right now! 🎥 Remember to register by June 15th!
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Today the film crew were out and about, taking the best shots for the new INASCON video 📹 Stay tuned! 
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INASCON team presentation part 5:

Managing the finances is key to a well run conference. Our financial group makes sure we stay within budget.

We are three nanotechnology students in the finance group, who have the main responsibility for managing budgets, keeping accounts, and seeking sponsorship support from various institutions. Now, in the start-up phase, we have used most of our time to set up a budget while having a close dialog with NTNU NanoLab. It is quite challenging to find a balance because of uncertain revenues. However, this has been very educational! Additionally, we have written sponsor applications and sent them out. The fun part of planning and arranging INASCON might be all the exciting ideas that people come up with during meetings, working with amazing people and all the social activities we do together. We look forward to seeing the results in August and think this is going to be the best INASCON ever!
A small man took small steps up to a small peak in a small wooded mountain ridge settlement close to the small capital Oslo to experience a small piece of Norway.

Check out our newest video on YouTube and Facebook!

A special thanks to Joar Askeland Hougen and Preben Thambiah for making this video! 
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INASCON 2018 is under four months away! We are really excited, and are looking forward to meet people from all over the world 😀 Go to and register for the conference today! #inasconorway #inascon2018 #norway #singapore #japan

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Speaker announcement:

John de Mello

John de Mello is a Professor of Nanomaterials in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London and holds a Visiting Professorship in the Department of Chemistry at NTNU. He researches nanomaterials for use in electronic devices and sensors.

John obtained his Ph.D. in semiconductor physics from Cambridge University. In 2002, he co-founded Molecular Vision Ltd - a company specialising in the use of organic LEDs and photodiodes for chemical sensing. He has been awarded both a Royal Society Industry Fellowship and the Brian Mercer Award for Innovation in Nanotechnology. His research interests include flow chemistry, organic semiconductors, quantum dots, light-emitting diodes, solar cells and sensors. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience and the Journal of Organic Semiconductors.
Our stand is up and we are spreading the word of nanotechnology.

We are located next to the Natural Science Library (realfagsbiblioteket). Come by if you want to know more about INASCON 2018 over a coffee and maybe some chocolate!
Speaker announcement:

Sol Jacobsen

Sol H. Jacobsen is a Post-doctoral researcher at the institute for physics at the Norwegian University of science and Technology. She got her PhD in theoretical physics under the supervision of Associate Professor Peter Jarvis at the University of Tasmania in Australia. She also possess a joint honors degree in physics and philosophy from the University of York, UK, and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies, Germany.

She is currently working in the QuSpin Center of Excellence in quantum spintronics, specifically with the theory for superconductive and ferromagnetic hybrids. Her research interest is mainly in fundamental quantum physics, but she also has a background in entanglement, error correction, integrated systems and quantum optics.
Speaker announcement:
Ursula Gibson

Ursula Gibson is professor of physics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She is currently doing research on the development of optical materials, using nanotechnology.

Ursula Gibson received her Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University in 1982. She has been an associate professor at the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona and at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. She has also held several visiting positions, including the United States Air Force Academy, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Tampere University of Technology in Finland, Chalmers University in Sweden and the University of Queensland in Australia. Gibson was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 2008 to fund research on “Nanostructured ZnO for Wood Preservation”. In 2017, she was elected to be the 2019 president of the Optical Society. Today, in addition to being professor at NTNU, Ursula Gibson simultaneously holds adjunct professorships at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and at Dartmouth College.
INASCON team presentation part 4:

Every conference needs PR to recruit delegates and to spread the word of the event. 
We are five students who are responsible for promoting INASCON on social media.

Our responsibilities include making the logo, posters, flyers and other graphic designs, all of which can be found on our webpage. So far, we have also contacted other conferences to inform of our whereabouts and are working on a film to promote our conference. Our job is important, as the number of participants are determined by how far we have reached with our work, and how many nanotechnology students who have seen our posters or other promotion material across the globe.

In other words, our goal is to inform students across Europe and beyond. Everyone is always in a good mood when we are working with this conference and we are all excited to see the results of our work in August. We are proud to be working with so many determined students who are doing their very best to keep this conference rolling. Every month, we meet to summarize our accomplishments so far, and every time it is surprising to see how many things we have accomplished in a 30-day period. It really is inspiring to see how our project is folding itself into the conference we wish to see in August.

We are really excited to see how new opportunities will unfold during this conference and how students may see these opportunities and use them to create new ideas and get inspired.