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.

Meet our
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.

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JVC-19 conference – Croatia

JVC-19 conference - Croatia

Date: 29 September to 
4 October, 2024
Dear colleagues, We cordially invite you to the JVC-19 conference!  JVC-19 (Joint Vacuum Conference) is the 19th conference of the vacuum societies of Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia. It is organized biennially in one of the member countries. JVC-19 will be organized as a joint conference with the 30th International Scientific Meeting on Vacuum Science...
International Workshop on Oxide Electronics Abstract submission open

International Workshop on Oxide Electronics Abstract submission open

Date: 29 September to 
2 October, 2024
Dear friends of oxide electronics,  the 30th International Workshop on Oxide Electronics (to be held 29 September – 2 October 2024 in Darmstadt, Germany) has now opened the abstract submission. Please find the instructions here.The abstract deadline is June 30. Further important dates: Registration opens: July 15Early-bird registration deadline: August 16Conference start: September 29  We...
Second online STSM workshop – May 28, 2024, at 14:00 pm (CEST)

Second online STSM workshop - May 28, 2024, at 14:00 pm (CEST)

Date: 28 May to 
28 May, 2024
Second Short-Term Scientific Mission Workshop on Innovative and Advanced Epitaxy Organized by OPERA COST Action CA-20116 May 28, 2024 – 14:00 pm (CEST) (online workshop) 8 STSM grantees will present their experience and results. View Program here.Link MS Teams
Session L: “Ultra-Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors challenges: from materials to devices”

Session L: "Ultra-Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors challenges: from materials to devices"

Date: 16 September to 
19 September, 2024
Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to invite you to submit your abstracts to Session L: “Ultra-Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors challenges: from materials to devices,” organized within the E-MRS 2024 Fall Meeting & Exhibit at the University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland. The conference will take place from September 16th to 19th, 2024. In this symposium, we maintain...
First OPERA STSM online Workshop

First OPERA STSM online Workshop

Date: 18 April to 
18 April, 2024
Home First Short-Term Scientific Mission Workshop on Innovative and Advanced Epitaxy Sergio (OPERA STSM Leader) with 6 STSM grantees presenting their experience and results Few shared slides well illustrating the heart of the OPERA STSM Objectives: Fostering collaborations and creating synergies between different countries, Enhancing knowledge creation and transfer OPERA COST Action is supporting Short-Term...
ECS Fall Meeting Symposium G03: SiGe, Ge, and Related Compounds: Materials, Processing, and Devices 11: In Memory of Qizhi Liu

ECS Fall Meeting Symposium G03: SiGe, Ge, and Related Compounds: Materials, Processing, and Devices 11: In Memory of Qizhi Liu

Date: 6 October to 
11 October, 2024
Dear Colleagues, ECS 2024 Fall Meeting, Symposium G03: SiGe, Ge, and Related Compounds: Materials, Processing, and Devices 11: In Memory of Qizhi Liu. This meeting provides a forum for reviewing and discussing materials and device related aspects of SiGe, Ge, and Related Compounds. There are 10 areas of interest: Evening Panel Session: A Panel of...