CORE Workshop - Solid State Properties

CORE Workshop - Solid State Properties

What, When & Where

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The CORE Workshop Solids State Properties took 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 met to discuss the CORE project.

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

In addition, there was 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 were invited to participate in this event.


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

All Supervisors, Associate Partners and External Experts were 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 made their own hotel arrangements.  

TeraCrystal 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, it was necessary to e-mail reservations@hotelnapoca.ro and mention the “Workshop CORE” by 29 September 2017 otherwise the rate would not be guaranteed.

Please see the Google map 

Detailed agenda

Monday 6 November 2017 - TeraCrystal Large Conference Room

Start End 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 - TeraCrystal Large Conference Room

Start End 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
18:15   Dinner will take place in Panoramic Cetatuie, Adress: Strada Șerpuitoare 1, Cluj-Napoca 400168

Wednesday 8 November 2017 - Grand Hotel Napoca 

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

In parallel:
Supervisory Board (Room: Privee)

ESR filming for Project Videos (Room: Diplomat)

12:15 13:00 Ambassador, 

Privee and Diplomat

Sub Committee meetings [45 mins] – 
Training WP1 (Room: Diplomat)
Toolbox and (Supervisory Board ESRs) WP2 (Room: Ambassador)
Dissemination WP7 and Exploitation WP8 (Room: Privee)
13:00 14:15   Lunch 
14:15 15:15 Ambassador 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 Ambassador Career Development Session for ESRs - Dr Thomas Vetter, University of Manchester and Dr Mihaela Pop, TeraCrystal 
16:30 17:30  Privee 

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

Thursday 9 November 2017 - TeraCrystal Large Conference Room

Start End 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 Scott

Friday 10 November 2017 - TeraCrystal Large Conference Room

Start End Activity
09:00 11:00 Dissemination and Public Engagement Session - Claire Scott/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 SCOTT
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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