VIU Venice

VIU Venice

The CeNS workshop &  e-conversion Cluster Conference brings together young researchers of the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) and the Cluster of Excellence e-conversion with experienced scientists from the fields of physics and chemistry. The talks of the workshop are intended to give the doctoral and post-doctoral researchers of CeNS and e-conversion an overview of current research topics on nanometer-scale science.

The conference will take place at the Venice International University (VIU) located on the small island “San Servolo”. The island is connected to the historic center of Venice by boat No. 20. The boat ride takes 10 minutes.

Program Committee

The program committee is composed of the following CeNS and e-conversion members:

  • Prof. Alexander Högele, LMU Physics
  • Prof. Alena Khemlinskaia, LMU Chemistry
  • Prof. Frédéric Laquai, LMU Chemistry
  • PD Dr. Bert Nickel, LMU Physics
  • Prof. Ian Sharp, TUM Physics
  • Prof. Christopher Stein, TUM Physics


The workshop will start on Monday, September 23 at 9.15 am and will end on Thursday, September 26 at about 6.00 pm and will combine invited talks and poster presentations.

A conference website will be available to all participants and speakers, including schedule, abstracts for talks and posters, list of participants, and general information.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Harry Atwater, CALTECH
  • Michael Bronstein, University of Oxford
  • Rafaella Buonsanti, EPFL
  • Gábor Csányi, University of Cambridge
  • Paul Dauenhauer, University of Minnesota
  • Sascha Feldmann, Harvard University
  • Anum Glasgow, Columbia University
  • Amelie Heuer-Jungemann, MPI of Biochemistry
  • Martin Kaltenbrunner, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
  • Norbert Koch, Humboldt University Berlin
  • Anna Köhler, University of Bayreuth
  • Nuria Lopez, ICIQ Catalonia
  • Maria Lukatskaya, ETH Zürich
  • Kin Fai Mak, Cornell University
  • Vinod Menon, The City University New York
  • Dieter Neher, University of  Potsdam
  • David Norris, ETH Zürich
  • Friedhelm Serwane, LMU Munich
  • Jie Shan, Cornell University
  • Safa Shoaee, University of  Potsdam
  • Henning Sirringhaus, University of  Cambridge
  • Andreas Stierle, DESY
  • Verena Streibel, TU Munich
  • Akif Tezcan, UC San Diego
  • Andreas Tittl, LMU Munich
  • Alexandre Tkatchenko, Université du Luxembourg
  • Charlotte Vogt, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • Anastasia Vorobieva, VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology

Audience and Fees

The workshop is open to graduate students, postdocs and PIs from CeNS and e-conversion.

Fees (Graduate Students):
Participation fee: €85,00
Accommodation fee: €100,00
Train ticket: €150,00
Waterbus ticket: €65,00
Total: €400,00

Fees (Postdocs & PIs):
Participation fee: €170,00
Accommodation fee: €200,00
Train ticket: €150,00
Waterbus ticket: €65,00
Total: €585,00

Please pay the fee by bank transfer by August 15.


Please register by July 20.

Poster abstract submission

Please upload the abstracts for your posters under your registration by September 5. Abstracts submitted in time will be included into the conference app.

Posters’ format: A0 portrait.


We have booked rooms for speakers and participants in the hotel “Center Don Orione Artigianelli” in Dorsoduro, one of the historic quarters of central Venice, from Sunday evening (Sept.22) to Friday morning (Sept. 27).

Single rooms (or double rooms upon request) are available for speakers and PIs of CeNS/e-conversion.

For graduate students, we have reserved twin, triple and quadruple rooms in the hotel “Center Don Orione Artigianelli” and in the “Foresteria Valdese .

Group Travel to Venice by Train

We have made reservations for a direct train to and from Venice, so that all participants from Munich can travel together to Venice. The train (EuroCity) leaves Munich Main Station on Sunday, September 22 at 11:33 am and will arrive in Venezia Santa Lucia at 6:25 pm.

The return train will leave Venice on Friday, September 27 at 1:35 pm and will reach Munich at 8:26 pm.

Travelling by Plane

Several airlines offer flights to Marco Polo International Airport at Venice. Regular boats (e.g. ALILAGUNA) and shared watertaxis connect the airport to the city of Venice.

The nearest boat stops to the hotel “Don Orione Artigianelli” are Zattere and Accademia. From there, it is a 3 minute walk. The conference location San Servolo is reached by boat No. 20 from the stop San Zaccaria, close to the Piazza San Marco.

Conference Venue

Venice International University (VIU)
Isola di San Servolo
30133 Venezia

Important Dates

by July 20, 2024
Conference begins:
Monday, September 23, 2024
Conference ends:
Thursday, September 26, 2024

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