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ICFOstepstone PhD Programme for Early-Stage Researchers in Photonics

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Project "ICFOstepstone" data sheet

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Organization address
city: Castelldefels
postcode: 8860

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙139˙200 €
 EC max contribution 1˙569˙600 € (50%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.4. (Increasing structural impact by co-funding activities)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-COFUND-DP
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-01-01   to  2020-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES ES (Castelldefels) coordinator 1˙569˙600.00


 Project objective

ICFOstepstone is being proposed as an evolution of the current PhD-programme, offering competitive fellowships, paired with dedicated training actions within the chosen research field as well as for acquiring transferable skills, implementing mobility-actions in form of compulsory secondments at partner institutions in academia and industry alike, aiming at an integrated PhD aligned with the objectives in H2020.

We aim at promoting an international research environment where traditional boundaries between fields and sectors are crossed and multidisciplinary projects undertaken, therefore aiming at covering the triple “i” dimension. It is expected that the award of a Fellowship under the proposed Programme will significantly boost the Fellow’s career perspectives and their connections, enabling a diverse career path in the most important institutions worldwide of their chosen sector, therefore guaranteeing a smooth and successful transition to their next career step.

The ICFOstepstone is considered to be a natural advancement from the COFUND programmes ICFO launched in the past, in terms of now expanding our efforts to the postgraduate level, to establish a long-term talent pipeline at any career level. This COFUND action therefore proposes a change in the focus group of potential recipients from the Experienced Researchers to Early Stage Researchers. Also, with ICFOstepstone, the excellence approach not only aims at an enhancement of the Recruiting & Hiring Life-Cycle but also at an enhancement of the Career Development Plan.

As shown in the proposal, ICFO has the necessary expertise to implement and develop the programme due to its broad and proven track record in the management of international research and education programmes. The proposal is also in line with current strategical ICFO HR and Education Objectives: working towards the implementation of the “HR Strategy for Researchers” and towards further strengthening and enlarging our training programme.


List of deliverables.
Calls published Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:43:39
Programme Website, Applicants guide, Training Programme Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:43:38

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of ICFOstepstone deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Daniel González-Cuadra, Erez Zohar, J Ignacio Cirac
Quantum simulation of the Abelian-Higgs lattice gauge theory with ultracold atoms
published pages: 63038, ISSN: 1367-2630, DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/aa6f37
New Journal of Physics 19/6 2019-07-02
2018 Yu Bi, Santanu Pradhan, Shuchi Gupta, Mehmet Zafer Akgul, Alexandros Stavrinadis, Gerasimos Konstantatos
Infrared Solution-Processed Quantum Dot Solar Cells Reaching External Quantum Efficiency of 80% at 1.35 µm and J sc in Excess of 34 mA cm −2
published pages: 1704928, ISSN: 0935-9648, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201704928
Advanced Materials 30/7 2019-07-02
2016 Raju Regmi, Johann Berthelot, Pamina M. Winkler, Mathieu Mivelle, Julien Proust, Frédéric Bedu, Igor Ozerov, Thomas Begou, Julien Lumeau, Hervé Rigneault, María F. García-Parajó, Sébastien Bidault, Jérôme Wenger, Nicolas Bonod
All-Dielectric Silicon Nanogap Antennas To Enhance the Fluorescence of Single Molecules
published pages: 5143-5151, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b02076
Nano Letters 16/8 2019-07-02
2017 Alessandro Principi, Mark B. Lundeberg, Niels C. H. Hesp, Klaas-Jan Tielrooij, Frank H. L. Koppens, Marco Polini
Super-Planckian Electron Cooling in a van der Waals Stack
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.126804
Physical Review Letters 118/12 2019-07-02
2018 Klaas-Jan Tielrooij, Niels C. H. Hesp, Alessandro Principi, Mark B. Lundeberg, Eva A. A. Pogna, Luca Banszerus, Zoltán Mics, Mathieu Massicotte, Peter Schmidt, Diana Davydovskaya, David G. Purdie, Ilya Goykhman, Giancarlo Soavi, Antonio Lombardo, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Mischa Bonn, Dmitry Turchinovich, Christoph Stampfer, Andrea C. Ferrari, Giulio Cerullo, Marco Polini, Frank H. L. Ko
Out-of-plane heat transfer in van der Waals stacks through electron–hyperbolic phonon coupling
published pages: 41-46, ISSN: 1748-3387, DOI: 10.1038/s41565-017-0008-8
Nature Nanotechnology 13/1 2019-07-02
2017 Jian-Jun Wang, Mehmet Zafer Akgul, Yu Bi, Sotirios Christodoulou, Gerasimos Konstantatos
Low-temperature colloidal synthesis of CuBiS 2 nanocrystals for optoelectronic devices
published pages: 24621-24625, ISSN: 2050-7488, DOI: 10.1039/C7TA08078F
Journal of Materials Chemistry A 5/47 2019-07-02
2017 Pamina M. Winkler, Raju Regmi, Valentin Flauraud, Jürgen Brugger, Hervé Rigneault, Jérôme Wenger, María F. García-Parajo
Transient Nanoscopic Phase Separation in Biological Lipid Membranes Resolved by Planar Plasmonic Antennas
published pages: 7241-7250, ISSN: 1936-0851, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b03177
ACS Nano 11/7 2019-07-02
2017 Patrick Huembeli, Simon E. Nigg
Towards a heralded eigenstate-preserving measurement of multi-qubit parity in circuit QED
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9926, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.96.012313
Physical Review A 96/1 2019-07-02
2017 Raju Regmi, Pamina M. Winkler, Valentin Flauraud, Kyra J. E. Borgman, Carlo Manzo, Jürgen Brugger, Hervé Rigneault, Jérôme Wenger, María F. García-Parajo
Planar Optical Nanoantennas Resolve Cholesterol-Dependent Nanoscale Heterogeneities in the Plasma Membrane of Living Cells
published pages: 6295-6302, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02973
Nano Letters 17/10 2019-07-02
2017 Valentin Flauraud, Raju Regmi, Pamina M. Winkler, Duncan T. L. Alexander, Hervé Rigneault, Niek F. van Hulst, María F. García-Parajo, Jérôme Wenger, Jürgen Brugger
In-Plane Plasmonic Antenna Arrays with Surface Nanogaps for Giant Fluorescence Enhancement
published pages: 1703-1710, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04978
Nano Letters 17/3 2019-07-02
2017 Shahab Akhavan, Mehmet Zafer Akgul, Pedro Ludwig Hernandez-Martinez, Hilmi Volkan Demir
Plasmon-Enhanced Energy Transfer in Photosensitive Nanocrystal Device
published pages: 5430-5439, ISSN: 1936-0851, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b08392
ACS Nano 11/6 2019-07-02

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