Looking down the rabbit hole: Nano-porosity in thin films
Date: November 15th
Location: Zwarte Doos & Auditorium, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands


Aim of the symposium

The aim of this mini-symposium is to discuss:


Morning session

08.45 - 09.15
Registration and coffee/tea (De Zwarte Doos, TU/e)
09.15 - 09.30
Welcome by Adriana Creatore (TU/e)
09.30 - 10.00
Alberto Perrotta, M.Sc. (TU/e)
‘Nano-porosity detection in thin films by ellipsometric porosimetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy’
10.00 - 10.30
Prof. dr. ir. N.E. Benes (University of Twente)
‘Thin films, in fluids...’
10.30 - 11.00
Prof. S. Graham (GeorgiaTech)
’The impact of porosity on the application of ALD barrier films’
11.00 - 11.20
Coffee/tea break
11.20 - 11.50
Prof. dr.- ing. P. Awakowicz (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
‘Recent developments in correlation of thin barrier SiO2 film analysis and plasma diagnostics’
11.50 - 12.10
F. Elam, M.Sc. (FujiFilm)
‘Atmospheric pressure PE-CVD of high quality silica-like bilayer encapsulation films’
12.10 - 12.30
M. Aghaee, M.Sc. (TU/e)
‘Atmospheric pressure plasma-assisted CVD and ALD of TiO2 thin films by micro-plasma printing’
12.30 - 13.30
Lunch and poster session

Afternoon session

13.30 - 13.50
Dr. A. Bieberle-Hütter (DIFFER)
‘The impact of nanostructured interfaces on the performance of hematite photo-electrodes’
13.50 - 14.10
V. Di Palma, M.Sc. (TU/e)
‘ALD for the functionalization of mesoporous substrates by Pt nanoparticles’
14.10 - 14.30
D. Koushik, M.Sc. (TU/e)
‘ALD Al2O3 for high-efficiency humidity-stable planar perovskite solar cells’
14.30 - 14.50
Dr. V. Zardetto (TNO/Solliance)
‘Challenges of plasma-assisted ALD for organometal halide perovskite solar cells’
14.50 - 15.10
Dr. M. Mees (Imec)
’100 nm thin film solid composite electrolyte for Lithium-ion batteries’
15.10 - 15.20
Closing remarks by Adriana Creatore (TU/e)
15.20 - 15.45
Coffee /tea break and poster session

PhD Defence

15.45 - 17.45
Walking to the Auditorium building (Room 5) and Ph.D. defense of Alberto Perrotta
’Looking down the rabbit hole: nano-porosity in thin films’
17.45 - 18:30
Drinks and end of the mini-symposium (De Zwarte Doos).

Context of the event

The workshop is organized in the context of the Marie Curie-Initial Training Network RAPID.


Participants should arrange their own Accommodation; recommendations can be found here.


By train: When you have reached Eindhoven Central Station, you should take the exit to the bus station on the north side. Turn right as you leave the building and take the footpath between the office buildings until you reach the traffic lights. Cross over at the traffic lights, follow the footpath through the campus. After you cross the river Dommel, the Zwarte Doos is on your right hand side.

By car: From all the motorways to and around Eindhoven (A2, A50, A58, A67 and A270), first follow the signs for ‘Centrum’ and then for ‘Universiteit’. You can park your car on the campus where car parking is indicated. It is possible to park the car at TU/e campus. The maximum parking fee for a day is 7.50 euro for the first 2 days. Please note that after 48 hours, the parking fee increases to 16 euro per day plus an additional fee of 16 euro.

By plane: It is possible to fly directly to Eindhoven Airport (EIN) from many European cities. From Eindhoven Airport, direct bus services 400 and 401 operate to Eindhoven Central Station (journey time about 20 minutes). You will need to buy your ticket from the machine before boarding the bus (approx. €3.50 for a single journey). If you can’t fly directly to Eindhoven Airport, you can fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). From there you can reach Eindhoven Central Station by train in about an hour and a half.

Internet access

Wi-Fi will be available at the venue and can be activated on site.