Summer school 2015 - Xian

Summer school 2015 - Xian

"LCPMR has co-organized with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Northwestern Polytechnical University the international summer school "Physical and Chemical Principles in Materials Science". The school hold from 7th to 16th July in Xi'an, China and gathered 5 LCPMR and 6 NPU Professors, with 78 Master and PhD students from 9 countries and 14 different universities. See the movie prepared to describe the atmosphere and the activities organized in the school.

Summer school organization and topics
The International Summer School “Physical and Chemical Principles in Materials Science” is sponsored by the School of Material Science and Engineering of Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in Xi’an, China, and Sorbonne Universités, through Laboratoire de Chimie Physique - Matière et Rayonnement of Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris, France.

The school is aimed to present to a general audience of Master and PhD students the physical and chemical principles used in materials science, from design, elaboration and characterization of the materials to applications. Theoretical and computational approaches and description of specific materials such as nanoparticles, ceramics and periodic multimaterials, and their properties will also be addressed. The training involves a series of 3-hour lectures, including tutorials based on few case studies. Visits of the experimental facilities at SMSE will be organized, together with discussions around posters. The official language of the school will be English.


Summer school location
The Summer School will be held in Xi’an, China. Lectures and laboratory visits will be organized in the facilities of the School of Materials Science and Engineering in the downtown campus of the Northwestern Polytechnical University. Accommodation and meals will be provided within the campus.


Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi province and one of the oldest cities of the People’s Republic of China. It was one of the four Ancient Capitals of the country and hold the reign of 13 dynasties, from 11th century BC before to the 10th AC. Its long history provides therefore a rich cultural atmosphere, as illustrated for example by the famous Terracotta Army, the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda or the Bell and Drum Towers. Cultural and social events will be organized during the school.