ASCENT+ provides easy access to state-of-the-art facilities at CEA-Leti in France, Fraunhofer in Germany, imec in Belgium, INL in Portugal and Tyndall National Institute in Ireland.

The Research Accelerator Programme gives early career researchers an on-site introduction to the technology/facilities available through ASCENT+. ASCENT+ will sponsor PhD students and early-career postdoctoral researchers to attend advanced nanoelectronics technology training courses at Tyndall. This will give the ASCENT+ sponsored researchers a clear insight to nanofabrication and outline how they can benefit from the ASCENT+ offerings to accelerate their own research. An expected outcome of the programme is that sponsored researchers will apply for access at Tyndall and/or one of the other facilities to enhance their studies.

Upcoming Training Events
Location Description Duration Schedule
Tyndall National Institute
Nanoelectronics Fabrication and Characterisation 3 days 6-8 September 2022

If you are interested on attending one of these training events, getting ASCENT+ support, please fill this online form. For more detailed information go to Research Accelerator Info below. An ASCENT+ panel will review all applications and select the most suitable.

N.B.: Applicants may only apply for courses outside their university/institute country. Successful candidates may not re-apply for further courses.

Research Accelerator Registration
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ASCENT+ Research Accelerator courses (2022)

ASCENT+ Research Accelerator

Detailed Information

Who should apply
Any PhD student or early-career postdoctoral researcher (up to 2 years after their PhD) interested in nanoscale fabrication and nanoelectronics characterisation of next generation materials and devices, who is based outside the Republic of Ireland.
Tuesday 6th – Thursday 8th September (3 days) at Tyndall National Institute, Cork (Ireland)
This course is free of charge to successful applicants. Flights, accommodation and subsistence will be covered, with a maximum allowance of €400 for return flights (receipt required) and a daily allowance (per diem) of €130 to cover accommodation and subsistence. Any additional costs must be met by the attending PhD students or their Universities.
Use the Online Application Form above. Deadline for applications is Thursday 30th June 2022
Selection process
An ASCENT+ panel at Tyndall National Institute will review all applications and select up to 6 most suitable candidates. The decision of the panel will be final.


Nanoelectronics Fabrication, Characterisation and Devices

Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland

This short course will involve hands-on practical training on fabrication and characterisation of nanoelectronic technologies.

The topics covered will include:
  • Nanofabrication: e-beam lithography, molecular doping, etching, and metal/dielectric deposition in the nanoscale
  • Characterisation techniques: electrical, optical and magnetic, physical
  • Materials growth (ALD, CVD, MOVPE) and device fabrication (2D materials and quantum devices)

Programme overview

The course is divided into 6 modules
Module 1Introduction to nanofabrication
Module 2Metals and dielectrics
Module 3Physical characterisation
Module 4Electrical and optical characterisation
Module 5Advanced materials and integration into devices
Module 6Future issues – ASCENT+ Offer

Research Accelerator – Tyndall, 6-8 September 2022