COST ACTION CA20116

OPERA • COST ACTION CA20116

European Network for Innovative and Advanced Epitaxy

OPERA will build a new and innovative European Network composed of expert communities in epitaxial growth focusing on different materials classes: conventional semiconductors, oxides and 2D materials.

Introduction to the Action

The COST Action “European Network for Innovative and Advanced Epitaxy”, named OPERA, will build a new and innovative European Network composed of expert communities in epitaxial growth focusing on different materials classes: conventional semiconductors, oxides and 2D materials.

It aims to bridge the gap between traditionally separated scientific communities, both academic and industrial, having the common goal to combine complementary knowledge, push further the material maturation, and exploit epitaxial combinations of the different material classes in order to unveil new properties and produce new functionalities.

Based on this organization, the OPERA COST Action will foster interdisciplinary collaborative research activities allowing maintaining European epitaxy at the topmost worldwide level of research and innovation.

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Working Groups

WG1

Fundamental research – New Materials

In material science, the ambition is to address new challenges, pushing the frontiers of knowledge. To address Sustainable Development Goals: the fundamental key in the epitaxy field must be addressed for mastering “actual” materials and developing new materials.

WG2

Applications-oriented material developments

Optimization of materials for innovative devices: Novel device performances rely on material properties. In this regard, materials must be developed considering device requirements.

WG3

Industry-oriented materials development and technological transfers

To develop technological transfer-ready devices, the fundamental challenges of tasks 1 & 2 must be addressed by taking into account market–proof device specifications.

Latest News

9th Call for Short-Term Scientific Missions

9th Call for Short-Term Scientific Missions

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to inform you that the 9th Call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) funded by the COST action European Network for Innovative and Advanced Epitaxy (CA20116 – OPERA) is open for submissions. The 9th call will fund STSMs taking place from 15 July to 1 October 2024. The deadline for the...
European Workshop on Innovative and Advanced Epitaxy – Vilnius, Lithuania

European Workshop on Innovative and Advanced Epitaxy - Vilnius, Lithuania

Date: 11 June to 
14 June, 2024
Dear Colleagues, The OPERA Team, with Renata Butkuté from Vilnius (Lithuania), is delighted to announce the next OPERA workshop. Please save the date! Important dates as well as information concerning the  financial support application dedicated to ITC members and Young Researchers (aged less than 40 y, whatever the country member) for attending this workshop will...
International Conference on Advanced Materials

International Conference on Advanced Materials

Date: 15 July to 
18 July, 2024
Dear Colleagues, I would like to invite you to attend the International Conference on Advanced Materials, to be held in Bucharest between 15 and 18 of July 2024 (see https://rocam.fizica.unibuc.ro/ROCAM/Main.php). Two Nobel Prize Laureates will open the conference. You are welcome to submit abstracts and register for this event. We are aware that NanoSEA is...
NanoSEA2024 – 16-19 July2024 | Marseille, France

NanoSEA2024 - 16-19 July2024 | Marseille, France

Date: 16 July to 
19 July, 2024
Dear Colleagues, We would like to welcome you to the International Conference on NANOstructures and nanomaterials SElf-Assembly 2024 (NanoSEA 2024) in Marseille, France. It is the 8thedition of a conference series held every two years either at the french or italian seaside. NanoSEA began in Aix-en-Provence (France) in 2006, making this event a significant moment...
8th Call for Short-Term Scientific Mission is open for submissions

8th Call for Short-Term Scientific Mission is open for submissions

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to inform you that the 8th Call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) funded by the COST action European Network for Innovative and Advanced Epitaxy (CA20116 – OPERA) is open for submissions. The 8th call will fund STSMs taking place from 15 April to 15 July 2024. The deadline for the...
Lavoisier discussion on Bottom-up Synthesis of Graphene Related Materials

Lavoisier discussion on Bottom-up Synthesis of Graphene Related Materials

Date: 22 January to 
23 January, 2024
Dear all, A Lavoisier discussion will be held on Bottom-up Synthesis of Graphene Related Materials on the plateau de Saclay (south-west of Paris area) on 22th and 23th of January 2024. The program is focused on the chemical synthesis, growth on surface and STM studies, optical and electronic properties (theory and experiments). Lavoisier discussions series...