CORE Workshop - Solid State Properties

CORE Workshop - Solid State Properties

What, When & Where

The CORE Workshop Solids State Properties will take place on 6 - 10 November 2017 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania hosted by Associate Partner, TeraCrystal.    All Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and their supervisors, together with representatives of the associate partner organisations, external experts, and the project manager will meet to discuss the CORE project.

Before the workshop ESRs will prepare a short report on their results relating to the industrial toolbox – this will be in the form of a PowerPoint Presentation which should be approved by your supervisor and sent to Claire Lynch by 31 October 2017 in PDF format.   A template for the powerpoint presentation has been provided, this should be no more than 10 slides (excluding the title slide) for your 10 minutes presentation. During the discussion session (Tuesday 7 November) each ESR will present their progress report in a conference style presentation using PowerPoint. At the end of the ESR presentations, the separate tools and the integrated toolbox will be discussed and actions will be defined which will be registered in workshop minutes.  After the event a small report on the toolbox produced by the WP2 lead beneficiary [Prof Joop ter Horst] containing a toolbox summary, minutes and an action list. This report will serve as a guide for the next workshop.

In addition, there will be scientific and transferrable skills training in:
  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • Solid State NMR
  • Phase Diagrams
  • Career Development
  • Intellectual Property
  • Dissemination and Public Engagement, including Writing for Research

A detailed agenda is presented below.


Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), their supervisors and colleagues, representatives of the partner organisations, external experts and the project manager are invited to participate in this event.


All ESR participants are expected to be present on Monday 6 November 2017 at 09:30hrs..

All Supervisors, Associate Partners and External Experts are invited to be present on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 November 2017.

There are direct flights to Cluj-Napoca from UK (London-Luton), Germany (Munchen, Frankfurt), The Netherlands (Eindhoven).  Many more flights are going from the main European cities to Bucharest and can be followed with an internal flight Bucharest - Cluj. 

Cluj is served by an international airport http://airportcluj.ro/?id_limba=2 

BUS from the Airport to the City

Duration of the trip: Airport → Cluj-Napoca - City center : approx. 30 minutes.

Public transportation line no. 8.
Public transportation line no. 5

More details about the route changes you can consult the CTP webpage: http://ctpcj.ro/index.php/en/timetables/urban-lines/linia-5d

Monday-Friday → 5:10 - 10:38 p.m., waiting time approx. 10 minutes.
Saturday→  5:48 to 8:57 p.m.,waiting time approx. 20 minutes.
Sunday→ 6:22 - 08:57 p.m.,waiting time approx. 20 minutes.

TAXI from the Airport to the City
A taxi station can be found outside the Passenger Terminal Arrivals. Use only taxis equiped with charging devices and which have prices displayed in sight.

Estimated cost : 0.50 €/km (2.25 RON/km - at day, 3.00 RON/km - at night).

ESRs and Supervisors should make their own hotel arrangements.  

TeraCrystal have arranged a preferential rate at the Grand Hotel Napoca:  http://hotelnapoca.ro/?lang=en  51 euros B&B single / 60 euros double (prices are based on conversion 1 Euro = 4.6 Lei].  To obtain this rate, please e-mail to: reservations@hotelnapoca.ro and mention the  “Workshop CORE” by 29 September 2017 otherwise the rate will not be guaranteed.

Please see the Google map 

Detailed agenda

Monday 6 November 2017

Start End Room Activity
09:30 10:15   Welcome – Dr Mihaela Pop, TeraCrystal
Introduction to the first CORE Workshop - Solid State Properties –
Prof Joop ter Horst, CORE Network Coordinator
Ice Breaker Activity
10:15 10:30   Break
10:30 12:30   X-Ray Diffraction Lecture - Dr. Mihaela Pop, CSO of TeraCrystal 
12:30 13:45   Lunch 
13:45 15:45   Solid State NMR Lecture - Dr. Claudiu Filip, Scientific Director of INCDTIM
15:45 16:00   Break
16:00 16:45   Toolbox meeting with ESRs (Jan-Joris, Shashank, Ryusei), Profs ter Horst and Seidel-Morgenstern
16:45 17:30   Model Compounds meeting with (Supervisory Board) ESRs (Carola, Francesca, Johannes), Profs ter Horst and Seidel-Morgenstern

Tuesday 7 November 2017 

Start End Room Activity
09:00 11:00   CORE Toolbox presentations by each ESR (1-8 presentations of 15 mins)
11:00 11:15   Break 
11:15 12:45   CORE Toolbox presentations by each ESR (9-15 presentations of 15 mins)
12:45 13:00   Break
13:00 14:00   Core Toolbox Development Discussion and Summary (lead: Prof ter Horst)
14:00 14:45   Bus to Turdu Salina (lunch on the bus) - 45 mins
14:45 16:45   Social event - Trip to Turdu Salina
16:45 17:30   Bus to back to Cluj - 45 mins
Evening     Dinner in Cluj - venue to be confirmed

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Start End Room Activity
09:00  09:30    Associate Partner presentation - Dr Olivier Lambert, PCAS
09:30  10:00    Networking - ESRs and secondment hosts 
10:00  10:15    Break
10:15 12:15   In parallel:
Supervisory Board 

ESR filming for Project Videos

12:15 13:00   Sub Committee meetings [45 mins] – Training WP1,
Toolbox WP2, Dissemination WP7 and Exploitation WP8
13:00 14:15   Lunch 
14:15 15:15   Guest Lecture - Purification by Crystallization by Prof Heike Lorenz, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Germany (MPI) 
15:15 15:30   Break
15:30 16:30   Career Development Session for ESRs - Dr Thomas Vetter, University of Manchester and Dr Mihaela Pop, TeraCrystal 
16:30 17:30   

In parallel:
Steering Committee (beneficiary partners)
ESRs to meet to discuss which Model Compounds they will use

Thursday 9 November 2017 

Start End Room Activity
09:00 09:50   Intellectual Property - Prof Richard Kellogg, SYNCOM
09:50 10:45  

ESRs CORE Toolbox/Model Compounds discussion, Prof Joop ter Horst, University of Strathclyde 

10:45 11:00   Break
11:00 12:45   Phase Diagrams - Prof Gerard Coquerel, UR
12:45 14:15   Lunch
14:15 16:45   In parallel running twice (1 hour 15 mins):
Solid State NMR Applied Lab Training
X-Ray Diffraction Applied Lab Training
16:45 17:45   Evaluation Session for ESRs with Claire Lynch

Friday 10 November 2017

Start End Room Activity
09:00 11:00   Dissemination and Public Engagement Session - Claire Lynch/Prof Elias Vlieg
(including a Writing Session with Prof Joop ter Horst)
11:00 11:15   Coffee and Finish

Workshop Solid State Time Schedule

For any questions, please contact:

Claire LYNCH
Project Manager
CORE ITN Project, University of Strathclyde
p: +44 141 444 7198
w: https://www.strath.ac.uk/staff/lynchclairemrs/
e: claire.lynch@strath.ac.uk


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