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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˙924˙000 €
 EC max contribution 1˙962˙000 € (50%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.4. (Increasing structural impact by co-funding activities)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-COFUND-DP
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-07-01   to  2022-06-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES ES (Castelldefels) coordinator 1˙962˙000.00


 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.
Call published with the planned cut-off dates Documents, reports 2019-05-31 11:58:38

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


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Daniel González-Cuadra, Alexandre Dauphin, Przemysław R. Grzybowski, Paweł Wójcik, Maciej Lewenstein, Alejandro Bermudez
Symmetry-breaking topological insulators in the Z 2 Bose-Hubbard model
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.99.045139
Physical Review B 99/4 2019-08-29
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 2019-08-29
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 2019-08-29
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 2019-08-29
2017 Pamina M. Winkler, Raju Regmi, Valentin Flauraud, Jürgen Brugger, Hervé Rigneault, Jérôme Wenger, María F. García-Parajo
Optical Antenna-Based Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy to Probe the Nanoscale Dynamics of Biological Membranes
published pages: 110-119, ISSN: 1948-7185, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02818
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 9/1 2019-08-29
2019 Dario De Santis, Markus Johansson, Bogna Bylicka, Nadja K. Bernardes, Antonio Acín
Correlation measure detecting almost all non-Markovian evolutions
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9926, DOI: 10.1103/physreva.99.012303
Physical Review A 99/1 2019-08-29
2018 Daniel González-Cuadra, Przemysław R. Grzybowski, Alexandre Dauphin, Maciej Lewenstein
Strongly Correlated Bosons on a Dynamical Lattice
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.121.090402
Physical Review Letters 121/9 2019-08-29
2018 Samyobrata Mukherjee, Jordi Gomis-Bresco, Pilar Pujol-Closa, David Artigas, Lluis Torner
Topological properties of bound states in the continuum in geometries with broken anisotropy symmetry
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9926, DOI: 10.1103/physreva.98.063826
Physical Review A 98/6 2019-08-29

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