Workshop 7: Nanoelectronics, Biomaterials and Encapsulation

Topic and theme of the workshop

Hybrid materials offer the possibility of exploiting the materials properties of both their organic and inorganic constituents, with the attractive possibility of creating altogether novel functionalities. In the form of thin films, these materials can enable breakthroughs in several technological application areas. Combining inorganic and organic building blocks on a molecular scale is challenging due to the different preparative conditions needed for forming inorganic and organic networks. An attractive method is molecular layer deposition (MLD).

This workshop is comprised of 3 main topics:

  1. Nanoelectronics (June 3-4). Both current and prospective future applications of hybrid and organic materials will be explored in talks given by invited senior researchers outside and inside HYCOAT network.
  2. Biomaterials (June 7-8) from a fundamental and applicaiton point of view. Hybrid and organic materials will be explored in talks given by invited senior researchers outside and inside HYCOAT network.
  3. Encapsulation (June 9-10) from a fundamental and applicaiton point of view. Hybrid and organic materials will be explored in talks given by invited senior researchers outside and inside HYCOAT network.


Online event – link provided by email a few days in advance. 


Please register to the Zoom sessions using the following link: REGISTER

The workshop is organized as a part of the European Training Network for Functional Hybrid Coatings by Molecular Layer Deposition (HYCOAT) and is one of the training workshops for the PhD students (Early Stage Researchers) of the HYCOAT program. ESRs are required to attend this training event and all costs are covered by the HYCOAT Network. 

Program outline


Thursday, June 3 (Brussels time)

13:00 – 14:00       Organic/Inorganic hybrid thin-films and their applications in microelectronics, Yoann Tomczak, ASM Internationsl
14:00 – 15:00       Enabling inorganic polymers for semiconductor manufacturing, Thomas Gädda, PiBond
15:00 – 16:00       Sol-Gel Strategies for Hybrid Coatings, Mohamed Oubaha, Centre for Research in Engineering Surface Technology, Dublin, Ireland          

Friday, June 4 (Brussels time)

13:00 – 14:00       Application of electrically conducting polymers in electrochemical ion sensors, Johan Bobacka, Åbo Akademi University, Turku/Åbo, Finland
14:00 – 15:00       Vapor-Deposited MOFs as Gap-Filling Low-k Dielectrics, Rob van Ameloot, KU Leuven


Monday, June 7 (Brussels time)

10:00 – 10:30       Natural and bioinspired hybrid materials, Mato Knez, CIC nanoGUNE, Spain
10:45 – 11:30       ALD/MLD for drug delivery, Ruud van Ommen, TU Delft, The Netherlands
11:30 – 11:45       From MLD scaffolds to marine antifouling material and coatings, Leva Momtazi, Inhibio, Norway

13:30 - 15:30        Talks by the participants of HYCOAT
      13:30  ESR1: Saba Ghafourisaleh - Polymer Thin Films with MLD
      13:50  ESR2: Parmish Kaur - Tailoring metal-organic complexes as precursors for atomic/molecular layer deposition
      14:10  ESR3: Dmitry Kravchenko - Templated Solvent-Free Powder Synthesis and MOF-CVD Films of the Ultramicroporous Metal–Organic Framework α-Magnesium Formate
      14:30  ESR4: Juan Santo Domingo Peñaranda - Converting MLD-grown Alucone films into Al2O3/Alucone hybrid multilayers by plasma densification
      14:50  ESR5: Arbresha Muriqi - Multi Scale Simulation of Hybrid  Inorganic-Organic Coatings


Tuesday, June 8 (Brussels time)

10:00 – 11:00       Bacterial biofilms: formation, prevention and treatment, Håkon Valen, NIOM, Norway
11:00 – 12:00       Scaffolds for cell growth, Department of Odontology, University of Oslo, Norway

13:30 - 15:30        Talks by the participants of HYCOAT
      13:30  ESR6: Nithin Poonkootil - Vapor Phase Conversion of Pt Nanoparticles into Pt-Sn Bimetallic Nanoparticles
      13:50  ESR7: Jain Hardik - DMAI as a substitute to TMA faster deposition of Alucone films
      14:10  ESR8: Oksana Yurkevich - Conductive Hybrid Materials obtained by Vapor Phase Infiltration
      14:30  ESR9: Karina Ashurbekova - Biomimetic Metallochitin MLD Films
      14:50  ESR10: Srinath Murali - Bioactive surfaces for cell growth


Wednesday, June 9 (Brussels time)

10:00 – 11:00       Barrier coatings: How hybrid materials can support technological progress, Wenderoth Patrick - Fraunhofer ISC Würzburg
11:00 – 12:00       Evaluation of barrier foil performance, more than just a simple measurement, Grählert Wulf - Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

13:30 - 15:30        Talks by the participants of HYCOAT
      13:30  ESR11: Melania Rogowska - Photoactive antimicrobial hybrid thin films by MLD
      13:50  ESR12: Xinzhi Li - Organosilicon-Based  MLD low-k thin film
      14:10  ESR13: Ramin Ghiyasi - Organic-Component Dependendent Thermal and Electrical Transport Properties in ALD/MLD Grown ZnO–Organic Superlattices
      14:30  ESR14: Sameer Rodrigues - Thin film NMC cathodes for Li-ion batteries
      14:50  ESR15: Andrea Itziar Pitillas Martinez - Development of a LMNO thin-film model system to assess the efficiency of ALD protective coatings


Thursday, June 10 (Brussels time)

10:00 – 11:00       Thin film encapsulation of OLEDs and solar cells, Paul Poodt, Holst Centre/TNO
11:00 – 12:00       High Speed ALD of ultrabarriers for large area electronics, Jacques Kools, Encapsulix

13:30 – 15:30       Supervisory Board Meeting


Prof. Mikko Ritala 

Prof. Ola Nilsen

Prof. Mato Knez 

Prof. Jolien Dendooven 

Prof. Christophe Detavernier