Mallorca, Santa Ponca, SPAIN


  Madrid, SPAIN


  Tenerife, Santa Cruz, SPAIN


  Valencia, Cullera, SPAIN


  Barcelona, Sitges, SPAIN


  Mallorca, Sa Coma, SPAIN


  Valencia, SPAIN


  Malaga, SPAIN


  Alicante, Benidorm, SPAIN


  Tarrogona, SPAIN









Scientific Programme


1. Short Courses: Sunday 11 March 2018

An introductory Short Course will be held before the conference for young scientists and those who are new in the field. Topics and lecturers will be selected by the members of the scientific committee.

2. Conference: Monday 12  - Thursday 15 March 2018

The Program of the conference will include up to 6 invited talks and 180 contributed oral and poster presentations.

Oral programme, day by day, is available below and the full programme, including posters, is available as a PDF document - Download Programme



Social Programme


 Social programme included

The social activities covered by the registration fee will include a reception and a gala dinner as well as a sightseeing tour to the historical Montpellier downtown.


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Friday 16th March optional tour

Additionally, we will propose an optional post-conference one-day trip to one of the Unesco World Heritage Languedoc area citiy, Carcassonne.


carcassonne   CARCASSONNE, the city with two UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Carcassonne, a city imbued with the spirit of the past, boasts 2500 years of history and is privileged to have two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Canal du Midi, classified in 1996, and the Medieval City in 1997.


Situated on the right bank of the Aude, the Medieval City is a fortified city unlike any other in Europe, on account of its size and its state of preservation. Its history is marked by 2000 years of conquest and by the imprint of Catharism and the Crusades.



The work of Pierre-Paul Riquet and excavated in the XVIIth century to link the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, the Canal du Midi, formerly used for transporting goods and people, is today frequented by numerous boaters and tourists.














Sunday 11th March 2018

Monday 12th March 2018 / Tuesday 13th March 2018 / Wednesday 14th March 2018 / Thursday 15th March 2018 / Friday 16th March 2018


Introductory short courses (Tutorials) 
Chairs: F. Cunin and L. Marsal
15:00 Registration open
16:00-16:30 Fabrication of porous semiconductors
  L. Marsal, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
16:30-17.00 Microsystems incorporating porous semiconductors
  G. Barillaro, Università di Pisa, Italy
17:00-17:30 Sensor applications of porous semiconductors
  M. J. Sailor, University of California San Diego, USA
17:30-18:00 Medical therapeutic applications of porous semiconductors
  N. Voelcker, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
18:00-18:30 Energy applications of porous semiconductors
  T. Djenizian, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, France
19:00-20:00 Welcome party at Hotel Mercure
20:00-22:00 Dinner at hotel Mercure

Monday 12th March 2018


Sunday 11th March 2018 / Tuesday 13th March 2018 / Wednesday 14th March 2018 / Thursday 15th March 2018 / Friday 16th March 2018


8:30 Registration
09:00-09:20 PSST 2018 conference opening
Chairs: F. cunin, G. Barillaro, T. Djenizian, L. F. Marsal, M. J. Sailor, and N. H. Voelcker
Session 01 – Electrochemical and Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching
Chairs : J. L. Coffer and R. G. Gautier
09:20-10:00 Metal-assisted chemical etching of silicon
  Prof. K. Q. Peng, Beijing Normal University,  China  - Invited lecture
10:00.10:20 Metal assisted chemical etching based on Ag, Pt, and Cu as catalyst metals 
  R. B. Wehrspohn, University Halle, Germany
10:20-10:40 3D patterning of silicon with nanoporous gold
  S. Bastide, Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux Paris-Est, France
10:40-11:00 Enabling the controlled electrochemical etching of high-aspect-ratio submicrometric pores in low-doped n-type silicon using high anodic voltage
  l. M. Strambini,  Università di Pisa, Italy
11:00-11:20 Coffee break
11:20-11:40 Direct nanoimprinting of silicon
B. Azeredo, Arizona State University, USA
11:40-12:00 Structural and optical properties of silicon nanowire arrays fabricated by metal assisted chemical etching with ammonium fluoride
   K. A. Gonchar, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
12:00-12:20 Record etching rates for controlled electrochemical etching of silicon microstructures with high aspect ratio 
  C. Cozzi, Università di Pisa, Italy
12:20-14:00 Lunch at Congress Centre
Session 02 – Surface Chemistry and Pore Filling
Chairs : J. Salonen, K. W. Kolasinski
14:00-14:40 Self-organized anodic TiO2 nanotubes: applications due to secondary materials by ALD 
   J. M. Macak, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic  – Invited lecture
14:40-15:00 Exchange coupled magnetic nanoparticles within porous silicon and silicon nanotubes
  K. Rumpf, University of Graz, Austria
15:00-15:20 Influence of incubation time on the surface modification of nanoporous anodic alumina studied by fluid imbibition-coupled laser interferometry 
  J. Ferré-Borrull, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
15:20-15:40 Optical properties of porous silicon influenced by magnetic metal filling 
  P. Granitzer, University of Graz, Austria
15:40-16:00 Electrolyte solutions confined in nanopore of porous silicon:  a key for precise control of electrochemical deposition in the pore
  K. Fukami, Kyoto University, Japan
16:00-16:20 Differential functionalisation of the internal and external sufaces of carbonised nanoporous silicon 
  M. Alba, Monash University, Australia
16:20-17:00 Coffee break 
Session 03 – Micro Systems and Electronics
Chairs: E. V. Astrova, P. Granitzer
17:00-17:20 Towards flat released porous silicon microstructures by controlling anodisation current 
  Y. Afandi, University of Western Australia, Australia
17:20-17:40 Silicon microchip with porous silicon isolation wells for 3-omega type thermal characterization of solid and liquid samples
  K. Grigoras, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Ltd, Finland
17:40-18:00 Talk of the day voting 

POSTER Session I and Dinner Buffet (at Congress Centre)

Chairs: V.-P. Lehto, J. Wu, G. Miskelly, V. Bandarenka, Y. Y. Li, B. R. Horrocks, C. Pacholski, H. Sohn


03 – Novel Structure and Fabrication Techniques (14)

04 – Micro Photonics and Luminescence (08)

05 – Micro Systems and Electronics (02)

07 – Energy Storage and Conversion (12)

08 – Sensors and Biosensors (24)

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