University of Bologna and Park Systems are proud to announce the 2nd NanoScientific Forum Europe 2019 (NSFE 2019) on September 11 – 13, 2019.

After the successful first edition in October 2018 at the TU Freiberg, Germany we are happy to invite scientists and researchers working in the field of Atomic Force Microscopy to beautiful Bologna. The NSFE 2019 will be hosted by Tobias Cramer, Department of Physics and Astronomy of University of Bologna (UNIBO), and co-organized by CNR-ISMN Bologna, Italy.

This open AFM User Forum focuses on sharing and exchanging the cutting-edge research for both materials and life science disciplines using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). With the NanoScinetific Concept - the idea behind the series of annual NSFE meetings - we are committed to:

  • Bringing together science and the technology behind it,
  • Bringing together AFM applications and methodology,
  • Creating a platform for AFM users around Europe.


NSFE is hosted every year at a different prestigious scientific venue, under the patronage of Park Systems and NanoScientific Magazine


  • Polymers and Composites
  • Nanoelectronics, photonic and photovoltaic applications
  • Nanomaterials and Life Science!
  • Special Session*: Multimodal SPM and Characterization of Novel Semiconducting Materials


*As a flagship research of UNIBO and CNR in Bologna, a special session will be dedicated to the characterization of novel semiconducting materials with multimodal scanning probe microscopies. It will highlight how scanning probe microscopies are fundamental to investigate such materials at the nanoscale and to untangle their diverse electronic, mechanical and chemical properties in multimodal imaging experiments.


An exciting agenda is planned for the 2.5 days:

  • Lectures by renowned AFM researchers
    Polymers and Composites

                 Rüdiger Berger (Max-Planck Institute Mainz)
                 Ricardo Garcia (ICMM Madrid)
                 Andras Kis (EPFL Lausanne)
    Nanoelectronics & semiconductive materials
                 Tobias Cramer (Uni Bologna)
                 Esther Barrena (UAB Barcelona)
                 Akash Bhatnagar (Uni Halle)
    Bio-application / Nanomaterials and Life Science
                Malgorzata Lekka (IFJ Krakow)
                Miguel A. Galindo (Uni Granada)
    SPM Methodology
                Lukas Eng (TU Dresden)
                Kim McKelvey (TCD Dublin)
                Park Systems

  • Instrument workshops on Park Systems AFMs, including basic and advanced measuring techniques as well as tips and tricks, how to obtain stunning AFM data
  • Poster session and image contest with amazing prizes!
  • Evening Program

Conference Organisation / Contact:

Justyna Sliwa (Park Systems)

Local Organizing Committee:

Tobias Cramer (DIFA, UNIBO)
Beatrice Fraboni (DIFA, UNIBO)
Daniela Cavalcoli (DIFA, UNIBO)
Cristiano Albonetti (ISMN, CNR)
Stefania Rapino (CIAMICIAN, UNIBO)

Conference Venue:

Aula Giorgio Prodi

Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 2
40124 - Bologna



NSFE2019 Bologna - video