SB Meeting 2 in Birmingham, UK [UoB]

Catsense SB Meeting 2 was held on November 13th and 14th 2014 at the University Conference Centre in Birmingham, UK.

Please find the final programme below.

This SB meeting was combined with the Lab Course ATC1 - Nanocharacterization with Electrons on the same dates.

The campus is located ~3 miles (~4.8 km) from Birmingham city centre. The meeting and lab course take place both at the University Conference Park (buildings G16 and G13 on the map) and the Physics East building (R10). Those who have booked accommodation should check in at Lucas House (G16). I will confirm check-in times for those concerned nearer the time. For those travelling by car, parking will be available at the Conference Park.
Local Travel
  • The university campus has its own train station. Trains run regularly (typically every 5-10 mins) from Birmingham New Street Station in the city centre to University Station. 
  • It is perhaps a 15-20 min walk from University Station to the Conference Park, but buses 99 and 98 (in the direction of Birmingham city centre) run from University Station to bus stops on Edgbaston Park Road near the Conference Park. These bus services can also be used going from the city centre.
  • If you are arriving into Birmingham International Airport, you can take the ‘Air Rail Link’ monorail service from the terminal to Birmingham International Station, where regular trains are available to Birmingham New Street Station.
  • There are also taxi ranks at New Street Station and other parts of the city centre (journey time is around 10 mins).
  • Useful websites are National Rail and West Midlands Travel.
The meeting starts at 14:00 on 13th Nov, and tea/coffee will be available upon arrival at Horton Grange (G13). Please note that given the start time, no lunch will be provided on 13th. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements for dinner on 13th and lunch on 14th. 
We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham. Should you have any queries in the meantime, please let us know.

Schedule and Participants

Time Description Presenter
Thursday November 13th
Venue: Worcester Room, Horton Grange, UoB Conference Park
Open Scientific Meeting (14:00 - 18:00)
14:00 - 14:10 Welcoming address by the Coordinator and Host Peter Lievens - Richard Palmer
14:10 - 14:25 ESR1 presentation - KUL Ting-Wei Liao
14:25 - 14:40 ER2 presentation - UoB Zhiya Dang
14:40 - 14:55 ESR3 presentation - UoB Rongsheng Cai
14:55 - 15:10 ESR3A presentation - UoB Yubiao Niu
15:10 - 15:25 ESR4 presentation - DTU Bela Sebok
15:25 - 15:40 ESR5 presentation - UMIB Philomena Schlexer
15:40 - 15:55 ESR6 presentation - UMIB Antonio Ruiz
15:55 - 16:10 ESR7 presentation - TAU Giorgia Fiashi
16:10 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 16:45 ESR8 presentation - TAU Richa Pandey
16:45 - 17:00 ESR9 presentation - TCL Giuseppe de Martino
17:00 - 17:15 ESR10 presentation - UMIL Alexandra Raileanu
Venue: Horton Grange Restaurant, UoB Conference Park
19:00 - 22:00 Dinner at UoB
Friday November 14th
Venue: Conference Room, 1st Floor, Physics East, UoB Campus
Supervisory Board / Industrial Advisory Board Meeting (9:00 - 12:00)
09:00 - 10:00 Scientific Progress
10:00 - 10:30 Recruitment, training events and conferences
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Reporting, finances
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch Horton Grange
14:00 - 18:30 SB meeting / Bilateral Discussions and/or Lab visits
20:00 - 22:00 Dinner in town
End of SB Meeting 2
Name Affiliation
Didier Grandjean KU Leuven - KUL
Alexandra Raileanu University of Milan
Yosi Shacham Tel Aviv University
Yosi Shacham Tel Aviv University
Antonio Ruiz Università di Milano-Bicocca
Laura Ashfield Johnson Matthey
Kevin Cooke Teer Coatings Limited
Simon Plant University of Birmingham
Yubiao Niu University of Birmingham
Rongsheng Cai University of Birmingham
Peter Lievens KU Leuven
Peter Lievens KU Leuven