10–12 Dec Workshop at Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Building Block Synthesis and Characterization

This two-day international workshop for CreaNet ESRs is organized by WEIZMANN with contributions to the sessions from Rienk Eelkema, Jan van Esch (TU Delft, the Netherlands), Andreas Walther (ALU-FR, Germany) and Róża Szweda (Łukasiewicz-PORT, Poland). The workshop will cover modern synthesis methods for organic, polymeric, nanoparticle and hybrid inorganic/organic building blocks. It will also discuss important and advanced methods for characterization of such building blocks and nanoscale systems (chromatography, spectroscopy, imaging, scattering, etc.). We will take advantage of WEIZMANN’ advanced characterization facilities (e.g., cryogenic transmission and scanning electron microscopes in the Institute’s Electron Microscopy Unit) to provide the ESRs with hands-on experience in state-of-the-art characterization techniques by Ifat Kaplan-Ashir, Dr. Lothar Houben. As part of the workshop, Klajn (WEIZMANN) will offer an intensive, condensed three-hour version of the Nanochemistry course he teaches at the Weizmann Institute. Rienk Eelkema and Jan van Esch (TU Delft) will focus on small self-assembling molecules, Andreas Walther (ALU-FR) – on functional polymers and polymer particles, Roza Szweda (Łukasiewicz-PORT) on iterative synthesis in precision polymer chemistry.