NFFA-EUROPE sets out a platform to carry out comprehensive projects for multidisciplinary research at the nanoscale extending from synthesis to nanocharacterization to theory and numerical simulation.
Advanced infrastructures specialized on growth, nano-lithography, nano-characterization, theory and simulation and fine-analysis with Synchrotron, FEL and Neutron radiation sources are integrated in a multi-site combination to develop frontier research on methods for reproducible nanoscience research and to enable European and international researchers from diverse disciplines to carry out advanced proposals impacting science and innovation.

NFFA-EUROPE enables coordinated access to infrastructures on different aspects of nanoscience research that is not currently available at single specialized ones and without duplicating their specific scopes.
Approved user projects have access to the best suited instruments and support competences for performing the research, including access to analytical large scale facilities, theory and simulation and high-performance computing facilities.
The users access includes several “installations” and is coordinated through a single entry point portal that activates an advanced user-infrastructure dialogue to build up a personalized access programme with an increasing return on science and innovation production.

The own research activity of NFFA-EUROPE addresses key bottlenecks of nanoscience research: nanostructure traceability, protocol reproducibility, in-operando nano-manipulation and analysis, open data.

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The Single Entry Point (SEP) : on this portal allows accessing the overall list of tools and methods available and submitting a comprehensive proposal.


After submission, the technical feasibility of each project step will be assessed by the Technical Liaison Network (TLNet).


Feasible proposals will then be evaluated and ranked according to scientific merit by an external panel of reviewers (ARP).

The best-ranked proposals are assigned to the most appropriate NFFA-Europe site/sites, guaranteeing free access to the most appropriate combination of methods and instruments.

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Funded from europe

Dr. Stratakis Emmanuel
Research Director
Prof. Fotakis Costas
Professor Emeritus
Dr. Kalpouzos Constantinos
Senior application Scientist
Dr. Klini Argyro
Principal application Scientist
Dr. Kavatzikidou Evi
PostDoctoral Fellow
Dr. Tsibidis Giorgos
PostDoctoral Fellow
Dr. Kaklamani Georgina
PostDoctoral Fellow