Conference on Molecular Nanostructures 2021 !Note that the conference has once more been shifted, this time to week 44 of next year (October 31 - November 5 , 2021)

Conference on Molecular Nanostructures 2021 !

Note that the conference has once more been shifted, this time to week 44 of next year (October 31 - November 5 , 2021)

Organizers: Prof.K.Kern, Prof.T.Rizzo, Prof.A.Wodtke

Contact: K.Kuhnke (k.kuhnke(at)

Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland

In order to protect the participating scientists and students travelling from several nations from health risks and travel restrictions resulting from COVID-19 in Europe the conference organization decided to shift the conference to week 44 (October 31 - November 5 , 2021).

We took this decision with deep regret, but the safety of all participants is our prime responsibility.

We like to thank all sponsors of the Conference and the Monte Verità Hotel for supporting this decision.


Sponsored by:


Max-Planck-EPFL Center for Molecular Nanoscience and Technology

Congressi Stefano Franscini

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich


Science at the nanometer scale is a field at the intersection of physics, biotechnology, chemistry, and material science which has been steadily gaining momentum in recent years and has become important for novel technological developments. Nanoscience is located at the frontier of state-of-the-art research exploring and designing the properties of matter at the level of its molecular building blocks and supramolecular assemblies. Sessions will be devoted to energy conversion, advanced research tools in nanoscience, theory on molecular systems, and biomolecular systems, with one focus on Glycan Research. There will also be a special session celebrating the 60th birthday of Prof. K.Kern.

The aim of the workshop will be to bring together scientists working at the frontiers of Nanoscience research and allow for a common discourse and intensified interdisciplinary exchange. The conference will continue two very successful earlier meeting in 2014 and 2017. It will give scientists from different disciplines a common forum for the presentation of their recent results promoting an exchange of ideas across discipline boundaries and moreover aims at the education and motivation of graduate students and post-docs.

For informations on the venue and travel information please click HERE


In order to apply for participation, please send an email with name, affiliation and the title for a conference contribution to k.kuhnke(a)


Invited speakers from the first scheduled date March 2020:

Ester Alarcón-Lladó (AMOLF, Amsterdam)

Kelvin Anggara (Max-Planck Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart)

Johannes Barth (Technische Universität, München)

Richard Berndt (Universität Kiel)

Alex Bittner (Nanogune, San Sebastian)

Harald Brune (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

Marko Burghard (Max-Planck Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart)

Giovanni Costantini (University of Warwick, Conventry)

Steven DeFeyter (Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven)

Ulrike Diebold (Technische Universität, Wien)

Anna Fontcuberta I Morral (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

Pietro Gambardella (ETH Zürich)

Joseph Gault (Queen's College, Oxford)

Klaus Kuhnke (Max-Planck Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart)

Magalí Lingenfelder (Max-Planck-EPFL Nanolab, Lausanne)

Joachim Maier (Max-Planck Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart)

Gerard Meijer (Fritz-Haber Institut der Max-Planck Gesellschaft, Berlin)

Kevin Pagel (Freie Universität, Berlin)

Stephan Rauschenbach (University of Oxford)

Thomas Rizzo (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

Claus Ropers (Universität Göttingen)

Mariana Rossi (Fritz-Haber Institut der Max-Planck Gesellschaft, Berlin)

Peter Seeberger (Max-Planck Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung, Golm)

Evan R. Williams (University of California, Berkeley)


> Conference Schedule will be adapted<  

> List of poster contributions will be adapted < 


Conference Schedule :

- Arrival Sunday, October 31, 2021 (late afternoon)

- Welcome drink Sunday at 18h00.

- Departure Friday, November 5, 2021  (at lunchtime)

- Conference Shuttle Bus leaving Locarno train station on Sunday: 14h10, 14h50, 15h35, 16h15, 16h55, last bus leaving train station around 17h40.

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