Workshop Multiferroic and Multifunctional Materials

posted Feb 20, 2012, 12:33 PM by Igor Lukyanchuk

will be organized by I. Lukyanchuk and J. A. Eiras from 09 to 20 April 2012 in Natal (Brazil).  This objective of this Workshop is to bring together the world ' s leading experts, both from Universities and industry, working on the problems of multiferroics and related materials (Ferroelectrics, Ferromagnets, Relaxors, Ferroelastics, etc) and their application in HT industry to ensure the dissemination of their knowledge and innovative ideas ranging from fundamental to applied areas of Physics of Multifunctional Materials. By its nature, the subject "multiferroics" unifies the field of ferroelectricity and magnetism, that traditionally were the subject of research of different groups. Therefore the workshop will encourage inter-domain collaboration, and to share experience of these different research fields with one another. In this way, we intend to foster the exchange of ideas and methods, to highlight the apparent and the hidden similarities of different ferroic systems and approaches, and to stimulate new and fruitful cooperation across subject frontiers, and between experimental and theoretical groups. 

Mediterranean School on Nano-Physics

posted May 13, 2010, 12:30 AM by Igor Lukyanchuk   [ updated Jun 28, 2010, 1:08 PM ]

will be organized in Marrakech in Dec. 2010 by I. Lukyanchuk and D. Mezzane in frame of ICTP-UNESCO program of foster the research in developing countries.

The objective of the School is to give to the Master and PhD students and young researchers from developing Mediterranean and African countries the general vision of the contemporary nano-physics, practical knowledge of the modeling methods, and simulations. The teaching will start from the general theoretical concepts of nano-world. Then the major spectrum of the special problems of nano-physics will be reviewed.  The laboratory training will include both theoretical and experimental methods. Special emphasis will be given to problems related with region-important problems like solar energy, materials and technologies for local industry, application of satellite remote sensing methods etc. The school is subscribed in the activity of collaboration programs VOLUBILIS, FP7-ROBOCON and in the network Mediterranean Electronic Materials (MeM). It will be held at the Faculty of Science and Techniques of University of Marrakech.

The program of the School includes:

- Models of statistical physics in nano-world
-  Phenomenology, macroscopic description and finite size effects
- Monte-Carlo and ab-initio simulation
- Ferroelectricity and Nano-ferroelectric materials and devices
- Nanomagnetism
- Superconductivity and superconducting device
- Cabon-based materials for future nanoelectronics
-  Semiconductors, Nanophotonics, Spintronics, Lasers
-  Photovoltaics: materials and modeling
-  Ecology and Water treatment
-  Physical principles of remote sensing satellite methods of desert monitoring


Igor Lukyanchuk,    University of Picardy, France
Daoud Mezzane,      Caddy Ayad University, Marrakech, Morocco
Sandro Scandolo,     ICTP, Trieste, Italy
Vladimir Kravtsov,     ICTP -Trieste, Italy



Abdelilah Benyoussef, University Mohammed V, Morocco
Alexandre Buzdin, University of Bordeaux    France
Abderrahmane Kadri, University of Oran, Algeria
Alexey    Kavokin, University of Southampton,  UK
Hamadi Khemahem, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Mikhail Kiselev, ICTP Trieste, Italy
Mikhail Portnoi, University of Exeter, UK
Siddharth Saxena, University of Cambridge, UK
Sergey    Stankevich, Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth, Ukraine
Pavel    Wiegmann, University of Chicago, USA
Victor    Yakovenko, University of Maryland, USA
Izeddine Zokrani, University of Fes, Morocco


Cadi Ayyad University , Marrakech
My Ismail University, Meknes

Workshop PhysCompTech

posted Jan 1, 2010, 2:20 AM by Igor Lukyanchuk   [ updated Sep 30, 2010, 2:30 PM by Igor Lukyanchuk ]

ARW  "Physics of Computer Technologies" was organized by I.Lukyanchuk,  and J. Eiras 1-5 of March 2010 in the International Institute of Physics in Natal (Brazil). Its   objective was to bring together the world ' s  leading experts, both from  industry  and Universities, working on the problems of materials and physical processes for future computer technologies to ensure  the dissemination of their knowledge and innovative ideas  ranging  from fundamental to   applied  areas   of  Physics.  The multidisciplinary nature of the proposed workshop allowed to familiarize the participants with different subjects, to encourage inter-domain collaboration, and to share experience of different research fields with one another. In this way, we intend to foster the exchange of ideas and methods, to highlight the apparent and the hidden similarities of different systems and approaches, and to stimulate new and fruitful cooperation across subject frontiers, and between experimental and theoretical groups. (get Poster in pdf)

The nonexclusive range of topics includes

    - New  Data Processing  Technologies,
    - Information transmission: Photonics and Spintronics
    - Advanced  Materials and processes for memory Devices
    - Displays and Information visualization
    - Energy Storage Materials
    - Smart Ferroelectric, Multiiferoics, Magnetic and Superconducting materials.

The originality of this Workshop is the gathering of the leading Physicists working for the common objective: construction of new computers. At the same time we don't suppose the common subject of research. The multidisciplinary of the Workshop is the key point that permits to participants to overview the global situation on the future computer market and stimulate their research in the most promising and realistic direction. Workshop will help to the Academic researchers to find the contacts with Industrial colleagues and to the Applied researchers to recognize the basic emergent ideas of the fundamental research trend. Read more...

European FP7 Project

posted Jan 1, 2010, 2:05 AM by Igor Lukyanchuk   [ updated Apr 8, 2010, 9:42 AM ]

Routes to Bose-Einstein Condensation at Room Temperature -
ROBOCON 2009-12
was started  in frame of Marie Curie Mobility program IRSES under scientific coordination of I.Lukyanchuk. The project consortium includes European and Partner institutions from five countries
- University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France (scientific coordination),
- University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy (administrative coordination)
- University of Exeter, Exeter, UK                                    
- University Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco.              
- Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

and has the objective  to consider the possibility and realisation of such phenomena as Bose-Einstein condensation in three, on first glance different systems:

Carbon-based systems: Graphite, Graphene and Nanotubes

Exciton-Polariton excitations in semiconductors

Perovskite Oxides close to Metal-Insulator transition.  

that, according to the very recent studies demonstrate the very common feature: the Bose statistic of current (mass) carriers and have the tendency to form the condensed superconducting or/and superfluid state at high temperatures.

It is this common feature that unify the leading experts on these materials in the proposed Multidisciplinary Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES project ROBOCON which  has the final objective to understand the realization of BEC phenomena on the experimental and theoretical level in the proposed systems and elaborate the practical recommendations for their further applications in High-Tech industry: polariton lasers for CD and DVD players and laser printers, novel Carbon- and Oxide- based microelectronics of computer RAM and CPU devices etc.

 Basing on this common subject we created the distributed consortium (network) of partner institutions, located in EU countries (France, UK, Italy) and in Eligible Third Countries (Morocco, Brazil). Each of them has its own specialization and related with others by virtue of already existing collaborative links, eventually supported (or being supported) by different bilateral programs.  In course of the project we suppose to amplify and order these collaborations and create the new links between partners under central common idea of studying and optimization of mechanisms and realization of BEC. Series of bilateral visits, training workshops and meetings are previewed for this purpose.

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