European Doctorate in Physics and Chemistry (PCAM)
Marie Curie Initial Training Network (THINFACE)
Graz University of Technology
University of Milano-Bicocca

from Semiconductor to Biomolecular Interfaces

This school stands in the long tradition of the Winter School on Organic Electronics that have been held for the past 10 years at the Planneralm in Austria and the yearly school of the European doctorate in Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials (PCAM). It is also an activity within the Marie Curie Network THINFACE.

The focus of this year’s school is on the role of interfaces in organic electronics and biomolecular systems. The school will cover the whole range from surface-science investigations of organic semiconductor and biomolecular interfaces, via structural investigations and growth, chemical synthesis and film formation, as well as computation modelling. Finally the school will also address the wide range of applications of such interfaces.


17 Invited Tutorial Lectures (40 min. & 20 min. Discussion)
16 Short lectures (20min. & 10 min. Discussion)
some invited; mostly selected from the submitted abstracts.
2 Poster sessions to stimulate the discussion amongst the participants


Egbert Zojer, Roland Resel
Institute of Solid State Physics, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Rita Grandori, Davide Prosperi
Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Gian Paolo Brivio
Department of Materials Science, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

The project (THINFACE) http://thinface.eu/ is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded by the European commission for the years 2013-2016. The main concern of the network is to educate PhD students and introduce them the research filed of hybrid thin films for new energy devices. Five university partners, one research organization and five associated partners form a multi-disciplinary network which gives outstanding possibilities to the young scientists involved.

The education and research network “Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials (PCAM)” http://www.pcam-doctorate.eu/ comprise established universities from Europe (Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom) which have a special focus of their doctoral programs on various aspects of physics and chemistry of advanced materials.