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5th Annual European Forum on Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy

EFNS 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. We look forward to gathering safely in 2021!


Each year the EFNS international conference connects leading scientists in the field of nanoscale Infrared  spectroscopy and scattering SNOM. This interactive forum benefits anyone interested in nanoscale characterisation of chemical and physical properties in polymers, 2D materials, materials science, life sciences, pharmaceuticals and micro-electronics. The program is designed to facilitate information sharing, nanoIR community development and networking.

In 2020 the conference will be supported by Prof. Bernhard Lendl and Dr. Georg Ramer from TU Wien, Austria. We will soon be announcing registration details via email and social media communication.

Confirmed Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Alexandre Dazzi, University of Paris-Sud, FR

Dr. Simone Ruggeri, University of Cambridge, UK

Dr. Georg Ramer, TU Vienna, AT

Dr. Mikhail Malanin, Institute of Polymer Research (IPF) Dresden, DE

Dr. Andrea Centrone, National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST), US

Key Topics:

The conference covers new technology developments and exciting application discoveries made using photothermal-based nanoIR spectroscopy and scattering SNOM. The technique will be introduced from first principles and all key application fields will be covered from polymeric samples, life sciences to 2D materials.

  • Oral presentations for leading researchers
  • Poster sessions
  • Extensive networking opportunities and social events
  • Demonstrations highlighting new Bruker nanoIR technology


This year's program is being finalized. You can download the 2019 conference program for a glimpse into previous topics of discussion.

Poster Session:

Submit an abstract!

This is a great way to share your research with the nanoIR spectroscopy community.

Authors of accepted abstracts are expected to present their research posters on Wednesday and Thursday of the conference. Times to be determined. A 'Best Poster Presentation' will be awarded to the Phd researcher whose work demonstrates novel use of the nanoIR technique. As an added bonus, their research will be featured in Bruker's NanoIR Journal Club mailing which connects with thousands of researchers around the world.

Abstract submission deadline is August 15, 2020.
Submit through the registration form.

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EFNS 2019 in Amsterdam

In 2019 the meeting was successfully hosted by Dr. Erik van Heumen from the Van der Waals Zeeman Institute at the University of Amsterdam, attracting over 70 delegates. There were 17 presentations and 18 posters presented.