News & Press

September 2019

The fourth event destined to our ESRs has been carried out in CICnanoGune, located in the wonderful city of San Sebastián, Spain. As well as enjoying the local cuisine, our ESRs have attended to lectures focused around biomaterials and functionalised surfaces, intellectual property, entrepreneurship and exploitation of research results. Also, free time could also be properly enjoyed at La Concha Beach, where they gave a wonderful example of how not to properly play voleyball.

July 2019 - Our first newsletter is available!

Our first annual newsletter has been made public and shared among our stakeholders. A digital version of the newsletter can be accessed via this link.

June 2019

We have attended the EuroCVD - Baltic ALD 2019 conference, an event that hosted more than 250 researchers from all around the world in Luxembourg. In this event, we had the chance to listen and learn from the many presentations that took place during the week, as well as spreading the HYCOAT concept among the participants by doing a huge amount of networking.

In addition, we have also taken part in  2019, the Iberian Conference on vacuum and tribology. No networking is enough networking!


April 2019

Our third HYCOAT event has taken place at Tyndall National Insitute in Cork, Ireland, where the ESRs have learnt how to succesfully design and utilise precursors with the most potential possible with the help of Dr. Michael Nolan, as well as an insight in how to accurately model ALD and MLD processes with available simulation software materials, thanks to Dr. Simon Elliott

March 2019

We have been present at the ChemBio 2019 event, where we have had the pleasure to meet no less than 3 Nobel Prize winners: Ada E. Yonath, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and K. Barry Sharpless. Listening to their experiences, contributions to the scientific community and the impact of them was a deeply unforgettable experience.


February 2019

The first version of the MLD Wikipedia has been submitted and published with congratulations from Wikipedia moderators. Now is time for the whole community to add their inputs and make it even more complete.

January 2019

Our second event was held on January 14-18, hosted by KU Leuven and Ghent University. This time, we learnt the usefulness of in-situ characterization techniques in MLD, as well as tips and tricks to achieve properly effective science communication.

November 2018

Some ESRs went to their first synchrotron experience at the ESRF facility, where they had their first approach to the technique and how to move and align a whole ALD/MLD reactor.

August 2018

The first HYCOAT Workshop "Hybrid nanocoatings through molecular layer deposition" was held from August 27th to August 29th, 2018 at Ghent University, Belgium. This meeting was also the kick-off event for the 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) that were recently hired within HYCOAT.

The presentations are available for viewing at the the HYCOAT Youtube Channel.

Picture @ HYCOAT Kick-Off Meeting


March 2018

The HYCOAT kick-off meeting was held on March 12th, 2018 at Gent University, Belgium.

Picture @ HYCOAT Kick-Off Meeting


February 2018

A press release announcing the start of the network has been published on AlphaGalileo.