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iNANO Alumni Day 2018

Along with 10 other institutes/centres at Faculty of Natural Sciences and Faculty of Technical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) opened its doors to the first joint Alumni Day on 5 April 2018. (See gallery of pictures below)

70 iNANO alumni signed up for the iNANO Alumni Day, and the list of participants included both alumni who are still studying (Master's og PhD students) or are employed at iNANO as well as former students and post docs who have pursued a career in industry and academia.

The diverse functions that iNANO alumni perform in industry were emphasised this day where the following companies were represented by iNANO alumni: Arla Foods, Bioco Medico, CemeCon Scandinavia A/S, Dupont, Elos Medtech, Eurofins, Grundfos, Kamstrup, Patrade, Technological Institute, Unisense, Vestas and Wilk Pharma

Nanoscale engineering and Open Science:

Center director Trolle Linderoth welcomed all of the iNANO alumni followed by professor Duncan Sutherland, who talked about his research in how patterns of nanoscale structures may affect the behavior of cells and how this may be utilised.

Marie Louise Conradsen (Vice Director of Knowledge Center for Open Science) and Morten Foss (assoc. prof. and Open Science participant) gave an overview of the concept and practice of the Open Science Initiative at iNANO. Open Science is about breaking the barriers that make it difficult and expensive for companies to gain access to – or become familiar with – the part of basic university research that is most relevant for them. Read more about the Open Science initiative here: https://nat.au.dk/en/about-the-faculty/news/show/artikel/aarhus-universitet-og-industrien-aabner-patentfri-legeplads/ 

Alumni talks:

Three iNANO alumni were invited to give at talk where they described their job functions and displaying their reflection on their career-wise path from Aarhus University and iNANO to their present job position:

(Photo: From left top, Jakob Kibsgaard, Trolle Linderoth, Ole Zoffmann Andersen, Manja Annette Behrens and Morten Foss. By Lise Refstrup Linnebjerg Pedersen)

At the end of the programme there was plenty of time to network during the reception before the succesfully completed event had ended. 

We are looking very much forward to the next iNANO Alumni Event. Request for membership in our LinkedIn alumni groups to stay updated: http://inano.au.dk/alumni/join-inano-linkedin-alumni-groups/ 

(Photos: Lise Refstrup Linnebjerg Pedersen, iNANO)

Programme for iNANO Alumni Day 2018


Coffee and registrationiNANO Foyer
15.30-15.50Welcome by Center Director Trolle Réne Linderoth iNANO Aud.

Professor Duncan Sutherland, Head of Nanobiointerfaces Group at iNANO.

iNANO Aud.

Open ScienceUniversity researchers and companies collaborate across the board to create fundamental new knowledge in materials science that is constantly made available to everyone – and which nobody may patent. In return, everyone is subsequently freely able to use the knowledge to develop and patent their own unique products. 

  • Marie Louise Conradsen, Vice Director of Knowledge Center for Open Science and Scientific Coordinator at iNANO:
    • Marie Louise will explain the concept of Open Science and how it has been implemented at iNANO.
  • Morten Foss, assoc. prof. and Open Science collaborator
    • Morten will talk about how Open Science works in practice. He will also give an overview of current Open Science projects and explain how you can get involved both as iNANO member or as an external collaborator.
iNANO Aud.


BreakiNANO Foyer

Talk by Nanoscience alumnus:

Ole Zoffmann Andersen, Research Manager at Elos Medtech Pinol A/S

Ole is MSc in engineering from Aalborg University and has a PhD in Nanoscience from iNANO. Since 2013 he has been employed in Elos Medtech Pinol A/S, currently as Research Manager. Additionally, Elos Medtech Pinol is a collaborator in one of the Open Science projects at iNANO.

iNANO Aud.

Talk by Nanoscience alumna:

Manja Annette Behrens, Senior Project Manager at Technological Institute, Aarhus

Manja has completed the full educational programme in Nanoscience and received her PhD degree in 2011. Since then she has been employed as post doctoral researcher at iNANO, then Lund University and is now Senior Project Manager at Technological Institute (Aarhus) in the area of bio and environment technology.

iNANO Aud.

Talk by Nanoscience alumnus:

Jakob Kibsgaard, assist. prof. at Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark

Jakob completed his studies at Aarhus University with a PhD degree in Nanoscience and subsequently he successfully received post doc stipends from Villum Foundation and Carlsberg Foundation. He has conducted research for several years at Stanford University and also at SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center), which is the longest linear accelerator in the world. Presently, Jakob is assist. prof. at Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark and is part of SurfCat (Surface Physics & Catalytics).

iNANO Aud.
18.30Reception in iNANO FoyeriNANO Foyer