International Hybrid Training school – Characterization techniques for epitaxial materials

University of Aveiro, Portugal | 13 – 17 June 2023

Dear Colleagues,

The OPERA COST Action – European Network for Innovative and Advanced Epitaxy is pleased to announce the 2nd OPERA Training School devoted to the “Characterization techniques for epitaxial materials”. 

This 2nd OPERA Training School will take place between 13 – 17 June 2023 under hybrid mode.

For on-site participants, the school will be held at the Department of Materials and Ceramics Engineering of the University of Aveiro, CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, Aveiro, Portugal.

For online participants, specific links will be shared for attending the different lectures. Demonstration sessions will not be streamed.

Aimed towards young researchers (PhD students and young Post-Docs), the courses will be focused on characterization techniques of epitaxial materials, covering topics such as:

The training school will highlight the most recent developments in each topic, promoting a strong interaction between experienced trainers working in different characterization techniques and trainees, sharing both theoretical and experimental approaches. 

Details concerning the program and practical information can be found here.

The number of on-site participants will be restricted to 40. 

OPERA COST Action (CA20116) may financially support about 14-15 students for attending the training school (maximum 500€ for traveling and daily allowance covering accommodation and daily expenses). For applying, please complete the dedicated part in the registration form.

Registration and funding application are open until 24 March 2023 (please find the registration form here).

Both accepted and funded candidates will be announced by 3rd April 2023. 

For more detailed information please contact Paula Ferreira at

Best regards
Paula Ferreira, Paula M. Vilarinho and Maxim Ivanov

Registration Form here