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Short-term scientific missions

Purpose

CELINA offers grants for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) that contribute to its scientific objectives by allowing applicants to learn new techniques or gain access to specific instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions. According to COST rules, an STSM grant is a fixed contribution to the costs associated with an exchange visit to an institution or laboratory in another Participating COST Country or an approved near neighbor country (NNC) institution or an approved international partner country (IPC) institution.

Grant scheme

The contribution to an STSM is fixed based on the following rules:

Call for applications

CELINA now launches a call for applications for STSMs to take place until the Action expires on October 22, 2017. As the remaining funds are limited, we may for the first time since the start of CELINA have to make a selection. Therefore, applications for this grant period must be submitted by May 31 and will be evaluated immediately after that date to come to a rapid decision.
We expressedly encourage and give priority to collaborative work that focuses on the further development of FEBID precursors with superior properties and on the in-depth understanding of precursor chemistry related to FEBID. Applications from Early Career Investigators (ECIs) are particularly encouraged but the call is open to everyone.
Please note that although the submission process at COST has changed, for ease of handling we still ask you to supply, in addition, the documents via email as described below.

Note: ECIs are researchers 8 years after PhD and were formerly called Early Stage Researchers (ESR).

STSM process

In order to receive a STSM grant, the applicant must:

The following supporting documents are required:

The grantee is required to submit a short scientific report (minimum one page, preferably more) to the host institution as well as the MC Chair for information and to the STSM coordinator for approval within 30 days after the end date of the STSM containing:

The failure to submit the scientific report within 30 days will effectively cancel the grant.
The STSM coordinator is responsible for approving the scientific report. After receipt of the approval by email, the Grant Holder will execute the payment of the grant.

Please note that publications emanating from work performed during an STSM should include in their acknowledgement the following statement: This work was conducted within the framework of the COST Action CM1301 (CELINA).

Granted STSMs and reports

ApplicantHostProjectDates
Paulo Limao Vieira
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica (PT)
Stephan Denifl
Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics, Innsbruck (AT)
Electron induced decomposition of W(CO)6 in helium nanodroplets14/02/14
-22/02/14
Ewelina Szymanska
The Open University, Milton Keynes (UK)
Andreas Mauracher
Institute of Ion Physics and Applied Physics, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck (AT)
Theoretical approach to study the electron induced dissociation18/02/14
-05/03/14
Jaroslav Kocisek
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague (CZ)
Stefan Matejcik
Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava (SK)
Clusters for Focused Electron Beam Induced Deposition07/04/14
-02/05/14
Esther Carrasco Burgos
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen (DE)
Gustavo García Gómez-Tejedor
Instituto de Física Fundamental (CSIC), Madrid (ES)
Electron irradiation studies on carbon precursors adsorbed on Si substrates11/08/14
-24/08/14
Filipe Ferreira da Silva
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica (PT)
Stefan Matejcik
Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava (SK)
Electron Induced Fluorescence to Fe(CO)530/06/14
-08/07/14
Rachel Thorman
University of Iceland Science Institute, Reykjavik (IS)
Ivo Utke
EMPA Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures, Thun (CH)
EBID characterization of ruthenium and rhodium-centered organometallic precursors15/07/14
-16/10/14
Maciej Gutowski
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (UK)
Petra Swiderek
University of Bremen, Bremen (DE)
Development of Computational Protocols for FEBID Processes14/07/14
-18/07/14
Andrew Ellis
University of Leicester, Leicester (UK)
Paul Scheier
University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck (AT)
Mechanism of FEBID precursor deposition15/09/14
-25/09/14
Jelena Maljkovic
Institute of Physics, Belgrade (RS)
Peter Papp
Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Bratislava(SK)
Electron impact dissociative ionization of tetraethyl orthosilicate15/09/14
-30/11/14
Andrey Solov’yov
MBN Research Center, Frankfurt am Main (DE)
Asunción Fernández
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla (CSIC-Univ. Sevilla), Sevilla (ES)
Application of MBN Explorer software package for deposition processes modeling09/07/14
-13/07/14
Alexander Laikhtman
Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Holon (IL)
Meltem Sezen
Sabanci University, Istanbul (TR)
Study of electron and ion-surface interactions in inorganic nanomaterials using focused electron and ion beams15/10/14
-23/10/14
Ragesh Kumar Thelakkadan Puthiyaveettil
University of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)
Cornelis W. Hagen
Delft University of Technology, Delft (NL)
Relative role of DEA and DI on FEBID nanostructure16/09/14
-30/11/14
Jonas Warneke
University of Bremen, Bremen (DE)
Ivo Utke
EMPA, Swiss Federal Institute of Materials Testing and Research, Thun (CH)
Electron induced decomposition of cis-platin13/10/14
-18/10/14
Patricia Peinado
INA, Zaragoza (ES)
Hans Mulders
FEI, Eindhoven (NL)
Optimization of Gold deposits with FEBID06/10/14
-30/11/14
Jordi Sama
Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona (ES)
Piet Trompenaars
FEI Electron Optics, Eindhoven (NL)
Purification of electron assisted Pt deposition for nano gas sensor devices02/11/14
-08/11/14
Albert Romano-Rodriguez
Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona (ES)
Piet Trompenaars
FEI Electron Optics, Eindhoven (NL)
Purification of electron assisted Pt depositions for nano gas sensor devicees02/11/14
-08/11/14
Aleksandra Szkudlarek
Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology AGH, Krakow (PL)
Ivo Utke
Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures Empa - Materials Science & Technology, Thun (CH)
Systematic study of thermal purification of copper FEBID deposits07/11/14
-25/11/14
Martin Kamerbeek
Delft University of Technology, Delft (NL)
Andy Goodyear
Oxford Instrument Plasma Technology Lab, Yatton (UK)
Nano-pattern transfer into Silicon using etch masks made by Electron Beam Induced Deposition17/11/14
-21/11/14
Marijke Scotuzzi
Delft University of Technology, Delft (NL)
Andy Goodyear
Oxford Instrument Plasma Technology Lab, Yatton (UK)
Nano-pattern transfer into Silicon using etch masks made by Electron Beam Induced Deposition17/11/14
-21/11/14
Katja Höflich
Helmholtz Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy, Berlin (DE)
Ivo Utke
EMPA Switzerland, Thun (CH)
Test of Novel Precursors for Copper and Silver Deposition19/11/14
-28/11/14
Filipe Ferreira da Silva
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica (PT)
Stefan Denifl
Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics, Innsbruck (AT)
Dissociative electron attachment to WCl602/02/15
-13/02/15
Milos Rankovic
Institute of Physics Belgrade(RS)
Alexandre Giuliani
Synchrotron SOLEIL,Paris(FR)
Development of an experimental setup for studies on electron interaction with electrosprayed molecules04/02/15
-25/02/15
Imre Szenti
University of Szeged(HU)
Hubertus Marbach
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (DE)
Co(CO)3NO as a precursor on TiO2 in FEBIP01/04/15
-30/04/15
Katja Höflich
Helmholtz Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy, Berlin (DE)
Ivo Utke
EMPA Switzerland, Thun (CH)
Test of novel precursors for copper and silver deposition01/06/15
-31/08/15
Iwona Szymanska
Nicolaus Copernicus University Torun(PL)
Peter Papp
Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava (SK)
Collision experiments of the low energy electrons with copper(II) carboxylate compounds05/07/15
-11/07/15
Jordi Sama
Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona (ES)
Piet Trompenaars
FEI Electron Optics, Eindhoven (NL)
Gas sensor devices based on purified electron assisted Pt deposition for individual NWs on MHPs06/07/15
-10/07/15
Gennady Sushko
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University,Frankfurt am Main(DE)
Ilia Solov`yov
University of Southern Denmark,Odense(DK)
Application of extended molecular mechanics for the simulation of FEBID15/08/15
-15/09/15
Janina Kopyra
Siedlce University(PL)
Petra Swiderek
University of Bremen (DE)
Electron induced reactions in cyclopentadiene6/09/15
-18/09/15
Jozef Lengyel
J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of
Sciences, Prague(CZ)
Peter Papp
Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava (SK)
Electron attachment and electron induced ionization of iron pentacarbonyl in cluster environment7/09/15
-18/09/15
Stefan Cwik
Ruhr University Bochum(DE)
Heinz Wanzenböck
Technische Universität Wien, Vienna(AT)
Application of tailored metal-organic precursors in FEBID of Iron Oxides: Fe(tbaoac)3 and Fe(pki)21/10/15
-30/10/15
Dedalo Sanz Hernandez
University of Cambridge (UK)
Jose Maria De Teresa
University of Zaragoza/CSIC,Zaragoza(ES)
Suspended Cobalt nanostructures via FEBID for magnetic applications4/10/15
-10/10/15
Michal Stano
Comenius University,Bratislava(SK)
Michael Allan
University of Fribourg (CH)
Photoelectron spectroscopy of iron pentacarbonyl5/10/15
-9/10/15
Ziyan Warneke (nee Wang)
University of Bremen (DE)
Juraj Fedor
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences ,Prague(CZ)
Electron induced decomposition of molecular clusters containing MeCpPtMe313/10/15
-24/10/15
Jonas Warneke
University of Bremen (DE)
Roman Curik
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences ,Prague(CZ)
Computational studies on the vibrational contribution to electron induced decomposition of FEBID precursors13/10/15
-24/10/15
Hassan Abdoul-Carime
Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon,Villeurbanne(FR)
Janina Kopyra
Siedlce University(PL)
Probing ferrocene-electron interaction18/10/15
-23/10/15
Juraj Fedor
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences ,Prague(CZ)
Matija Zlatar
University of Belgrade (RS)
Properties of potential energy surfaces involved in electron-induced neutral dissociation of Pt(PF3)429/10/15
-9/11/15
Teodor Gotszalk
Wroclaw University of Technology, Faculty of Microsystems Electronics and
Photonics (PL)
Ivo Utke
EMPA Switzerland, Thun (CH)
Investigation of magnetic properties of FEBID fabricated nanostructures using MEMS test structures2/11/15
-8/11/15
Anna Cirocka
Faculty of Chemistry, University of Gdansk (PL)
Ilko Bald
Institute of Chemistry - Physical Chemistry, University of Potsdam (DE)
Electron-induced surface modification monitored by AFM and Raman spectroscopy8/11/15
-19/12/15
Klaudia Osinska-Basalaj
Faculty of Chemistry, University of Gdansk (PL)
Ilko Bald
Institute of Chemistry - Physical Chemistry, University of Potsdam (DE)
Electron-irradiation-induced modifications of molecules adsorbed on gold nanoparticles8/11/15
-19/12/15
Alexandra Loupas
Universidade Nova de Lisboa,
Caparica(PT)
Jimena Gorfinkiel
The Open University, Milton Keynes (UK)
Electron impact electronic excitation and core-excited resonance formation of polyatomic molecules9/11/15
-27/11/15
Gennady Sushko
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University,Frankfurt am Main(DE)
Ilia Solov`yov
University of Southern Denmark,Odense(DK)
Simulation of the FEBID process using extended molecular mechanics method23/11/15
-23/12/15
Jelena Maljkovic
Institute of Physics, Belgrade (RS)
Janina Kopyra
Siedlce University(PL)
Dissociative electron attachment to butyltin trichloride and dibutyltin dichloride30/11/15
-18/12/15
Domagoj Belic
University of Liverpool (UK)
Heinz Wanzenböck
Technische Universität Wien, Vienna(AT)
Fabrication of FEBID Au Nanostructures for Post-deposition Purification under Controlled Humidity6/12/15
-16/12/15
Christian Kexel
Goethe University, Frankfurt (DE)
Nigel Mason
Open University, Milton Keynes (UK)
Application of novel force-field with dynamical topology for modeling electron-induced deposition17/01/16
-12/02/16
Paul Penner
Universität Bielefeld (DE)
Richard E. Palmer
University of
Birmingham (UK)
Interaction of Au nanocluster with freestanding Carbon Nanomembranes01/02/16
-29/02/16
Joao Ameixa
Universidade Nova de Lisboa,
Caparica (PT)
Stephan Denifl
University of Innsbruck(AT),
Dissociative electron attachment to Cr(CO)614/02/16
-27/02/16
Filipe Ferreira da Silva
Universidade Nova de Lisboa,
Caparica (PT)
Stephan Denifl
University of Innsbruck(AT),
Dissociative electron attachment to WCl614/02/16
-27/02/16
Jaroslav Kocisek
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague (CZ)
Michael Allan
Université de Fribourg (CH)
Electron energy loss spectra of FEBID precursor iron pentacarbonyl15/02/16
-25/02/16
Hassan Abdoul-Carime
Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon,Villeurbanne(FR)
Janina Kopyra
Siedlce University(PL)
ZnS-LEE interaction21/02/16
-26/02/16
Monica Mendes
New University of Lisbon, Caparica (PT)
Gustavo Garcia
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid (ES)
Electron induced irradiation of pyrimidine condensed on a Au substrate27/02/16
-24/03/16
Imre Szenti
University of Szeged(HU)
Hubertus Marbach
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (DE)
Production of different carbon nanostructures on metal deposited surfaces prepared by FEBID01/03/16
-30/04/16
Dedalo Sanz Hernandez
University of Cambridge (UK)
Jose Maria De Teresa
University of Zaragoza/CSIC,Zaragoza(ES)
Optimization of Cobalt content in Suspended nanostructures via FEBID for magnetic applications06/03/16
-17/03/16
Aleksandra Szkudlarek
Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology AGH, Krakow (PL)
Ivo Utke
Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures Empa - Materials Science & Technology, Thun (CH)
Investigation of gas–sensing properties of binary granular metals prepared by FEBID from copper and gold metalorganic precursors14/03/16
-08/04/16
Paulo Limao Vieira
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica (PT)
Soeren Hoffmann
Aarhus University (DK),
Exploring the electronic states of tungsten hexacarbonyl, W(CO)603/04/16
-10/04/16
Juraj Fedor
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague(CZ)
Michael Allan
Université de Fribourg (CH)
Reliable DEA ion yield in Fe(CO)5 at very low electron energies03/04/16
-10/04/16
Mateusz Zawadzki
Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Gdansk (PL)
Petra Swiderek
Universität Bremen (DE)
Electron-induced reactions in a selected cyclopentadienyl precursor11/04/16
-15/04/16
Ragesh Kumar Thelakkadan Puthiyaveettil
University of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)
Cornelis W. Hagen
Delft University of Technology, Delft (NL)
Role of dissociative electron attachment and dissociative ionization on the lateral broadening of structures fabricated using focused electron beam induced deposition15/04/16
-30/04/16
Markus Stiller
University of Leipzig (DE)
Jose Maria De Teresa
University of Zaragoza/CSIC,Zaragoza(ES)
Functionalization of cantilevers tips with ferromagnetic deposits grown by FEBID17/04/16
-23/04/16
Jose Barzola Quiquia
University of Leipzig (DE)
Jose Maria De Teresa
University of Zaragoza/CSIC,Zaragoza(ES)
Functionalization of cantilevers tips with ferromagnetic deposits grown by FEBID17/04/16
-23/04/16
Rosa Córdoba
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón (ICMA), Zaragoza (ES)
Jacques Gierak
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Marcoussis (FR)
Fabrication of ultra narrow tungsten-based nanowires24/04/16
-30/04/16
Ragesh Kumar Thelakkadan Puthiyaveettil
University of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)
Cornelis W. Hagen
Delft University of Technology, Delft (NL)
Role of dissociative electron attachment and dissociative ionization on the lateral broadening ofstructures fabricated using focused electron beam induced deposition-second part.01/05/16
-31/05/16
Filipe Ferreira da Silva
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica (PT)
Oddur Ingólfsson
University of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)
Electron interactions to Pt(CO)2Cl2.21/05/16
-03/06/16
Katja Höflich
Helmholtz Centre Berlin, Berlin (DE)
Ivo Utke
Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures, Empa - Materials Science & Technology, Thun (CH)
Investigation and tuning of autocatalysis during EBID of silver compounds.01/08/16
-31/08/16
Peter Gruszka
Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main (DE)
Ageeth Bol
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven (NL)
Fabrication of ALD grown Platinum nanostructures prepared by FEBID.15/08/16
-26/08/16
Ragesh Kumar Thelakkadan Puthiyaveettil
University of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)
Howard Fairbrother
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (International Organisations)
Electron induced surface reactions of bimetallic precursor molecules HFeCo3 (CO) 12 and H2FeRu3 (CO) 13.16/09/16
-15/12/16
Dedalo Sanz Hernandez
University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK)
Jose Maria de Teresa
Institute of Materials Science of Aragon, Zaragoza (ES)
FEBID Fabrication of Complex Co nanostructures for magnetic studies.16/10/16
-22/10/16
Teodor Gotszalk
Wroclaw University o Technology, Wroclaw (PL)
Ivo Utke
Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures, Empa - Materials Science & Technology, Thun (CH)
Fabrication and investigations of piezoresistors manufactured using focused electron beam induced deposition (FEBID) technology.13/11/16
-21/11/16
Anita Ribar
Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck (AT)
Juraj Fedor
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague (CZ)
Role of electron self-scavenging in aggregates of Cr(CO)6.23/01/17
-03/02/17
Aleksandra Szkudlarek
The AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow (PL)
Ivo Utke
Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials and Technology , Thun (CH)
Investigation of in-situ interactions of Cu(hfac)2 with water and isopropanol during simultaneous co-injection in Focused-Electron-Beam-Induced-Deposition.01/02/17
-28/02/17
Hassan Abdoul-Carime
Institut de Physique Nucléaire à Lyon, Villeurbanne (FR)
Kopyra Janina
Siedlce University - Chemistry Department, Siedlce (PL)
Low energy electron impact on gaseous M(acac)2.22/02/17
-04/03/17
Gian Carlo Gazzadi
CNR-Istituto Nanoscienze-S3, Modena (IT)
Hans Mulders
ThermoFisher (FEI) Company, Eindhoven (NL)
FEBID of W(CO)6 at very low energy.25/02/17
-04/03/17
Katarzyna Madajska
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun (PL)
Ivo Utke
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology, Laboratory for Mechanics of
Materials and Nanostructures, Thun (CH)
Silver(I) carboxylate compounds for focused electron beam induced deposition (FEBID).01/03/17
-31/03/17
Markus Rohdenburg
University of Bremen, Bremen (DE)
Harald Plank
Graz University of Technology, Graz (AT)
Chemistry of cyclopentadienyl-containing precursors for FEBID.06/03/17
-31/03/17
Bojan Stojadinovic
Institute of physics, Belgrade (RS)
Michael Huth
Physikalisches Institut, Frankfurt am Main (DE)
Ferroelectric properties of BiFeO3 thin films as monitored by nano-granular sensor structures prepared by focused electron beam induced deposition.12/03/17
-26/03/17
Filipe Ferreira da Silva
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica (PT)
Oddur Ingólfsson
University of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)
Electron interactions to Pt(CO)2I2.17/04/17
-29/04/17
Feray Bakan
Sabanci University, Istanbul (TR)
Alex Laikhtman
Center of Materials Engineering and AFM/STM Laboratory, Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Holon (IL)
The electrical and morphological (AFM/STM) measurements on the FIB processed WS2 pellet surfaces.03/05/17
-12/05/17