Franco-Andean seminar on the development of programs in Nanoscience in the Andean region. In March 2009, in Lima, they took place the second Andean School Spectroscopy and the Second International Meeting of Spectroscopy -SPECTRA 2009- on spectroscopic methods and tools both in the field of research and in various applications such as astronomy, Archaeology, life sciences, nanoscience etc. This event was organized by the Center of Excellence in New Materials (CENM), the Universidad del Valle (Univalle), the Bolivar Technological University (UTB), the Network of Institutions of Higher Cartagena Education (RIESCAR), the University Network high speed Valle del Cauca (RUAV), all of Colombia, also participated as an organizer at the National University of Engineering (UNI) of Peru and the French Regional Cooperation for the Andean Countries, Puya Raimondi Association of France
One of the conclusions of SPECTRA 2009 referred to the need to organize in 2010 a workshop that would allow the status of research on nanoscience in the Andean countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru) and develop cooperation Inter- Andean with researchers from other regions of Latin America and Europe. Therefore, the NANO ANDES Workshop was held from 15 to 17 June 2010 in Lima. It has been organized by a group of Peruvian institutions specializing in science and technology -SPECTRA- led by the National University of Engineering -UNI-, French Cooperation (Regional cooperation for the Andean countries) and civil association La Puya of Raimondi.El Workshop it was attended by twenty experts from the Andean countries and France and was part of the pre-SPECTRA 2012 activities.
In this version, held in Cartagena de Indias from 15 to 17 June 2011, Nanoandes held a virtual school (e-school) Nanoscience, which consisted in the development of virtual materials available for the Andean community (and anywhere with access to the Internet) through www.nanoandes.org. In the medium term objective it is to realize a cooperative graduate program in nanoscience in the Andean region. Additionally, common ideas discussed priorities and establish networks and to propose joint projects. This event was organized by the Center of Excellence in New Materials (CENM), the Universidad del Valle (Univalle), the Bolivar Technological University (UTB), the Network of Institutions of Higher Cartagena Education (RIESCAR), the University Network high speed Valle del Cauca (RUAV), all of Colombia, also participated as an organizer at the National University of Engineering (UNI) of Peru and the French Regional Cooperation for the Andean Countries, Puya Raimondi Association of France..
In this version, with the participation of scientists from Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, France, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico and Costa Rica, such as Dra. Sara Aldabe Bilmes (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), Dr. Saul Cabrera (Univ. of San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia), Dr. Pedro Prieto (Center of Excellence in New Materials, Colombia), Dr. Walter Torres (Univ. del Valle, Colombia), Dr. José Roberto Vega-Baudrit (National Nanotechnology Laboratory, San Jose, Costa Rica), Dr. Leonardo Basile (National Polytechnic School, Ecuador), Dr. César Costa (EPN, Ecuador), Dr. Walter Estrada (Univ. National Engineering, UNI, Peru), Dr. Anwar Hasmy (Venezuelan Network of Nanotechnology), Dr. Pedro Silva (Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research, Venezuela), Dr. Jean Joinville-Vacher (Regional Cooperation Office for the Andean Countries, Embassy France, Lima), Dr. Robert Baptist (Grenoble CEA / LETI, France, Dr. Frédéric Chandezon (CEA Grenoble / INAC, France), among others.
School NanoAndes Quito-2012, held from 12 to 16 November 2012, gave continuity to the previous version NanoAndes 2011 in Cartagena and also developed virtually as NanoAndes 2011, further Ecuadorian students and the Andean region participated in person at the headquarters of the event defined.
The format of the school included: class and online workshops Practical exercises: Experimental and theoretical presentations and student posters Keynotes for the wider community
The school Nanoandes Bolivia 2013 had as main theme "Nanomaterials for Energy and Mining" and was held in conjunction with the First Bolivian Congress on Renewable Energy, from 11 to 15 November 2013 at the Calacoto Hotel in the city of La Paz, and aimed to "bring together researchers and scientists, industrialists, business representatives, university professors, researchers, students, state institutions, and the general public to identify the State of the Art of Science and Technology of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology related the mining and energy sectors, generating a space to promote a national and international debate (LAC) to identify synergies among participating countries aimed at developing science, technology and innovation"
The IV School NANOANDES Venezuela 2014, Nanotechnology for Health and the Environment, was held from 20 to 24 October 2014 in the city of Merida. This school brought together researchers, teachers, students and professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean, and other regions of the world to promote synergies that will contribute to the development of nanotechnology applications for health and the environment
The V School NanoAndes - San Jose 2015 held from 16 to 27 November 2015, consisted of theoretical and experimental segments. The theoretical section involves lectures and short courses taught by guest speakers during the morning of the second week (23-27 November 2015), not to exceed a total of 20h.
During the first week (16-20 November 2015), experimental sessions were conducted only for national students while another set of experimental sessions took place during the second week (23-27 November) for international participants. These practical sessions will include synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials as well as micro and nanoelectronics.
Each experimental group consisted of 20 students while the theoretical sessions included 40 students (20 national and international 20). Each student participated with a poster on their research in an oral presentation during the time designated for such activity. . The school promoted idea generation while providing a platform for the development of collaborative efforts within the region. The focus of this event was to integrate issues related to nanobiotechnology and nanoelectronics, especially:
Nano and Biomaterials
Applications of tools, components and processes of nanotechnology to biological systems
Supramolecular chemistry and its applications in health
Molecular biology and cell cycle
Biorefinery and use of waste for the production of materials and energy
Nanometrology and certification
Regulation, management and biosafety in nano and biotechnology
Characterization techniques in nano-biotechnology
Modeling and simulation in nanobiotechnology
Industrial and commercial applications
Nano and microelectronics: fundamentals and progress
Use of biological systems for the development of new nanoproducts