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Chad S. Korach delivered talk on the Mechanics of Dental Enamel and Mineralized Bio-Nanocomposites at INL

Published 20-06-2012

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«Mechanics of Dental Enamel and Mineralized Bio-Nanocomposites» is the title of the talk delivered by Dr. Chad S. Korach, June 28th, at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), in Braga. Dr Chad S. Korach is Assistant Professor and the Director of the Laboratory for Nanotribology and Wear Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University. 

Abstract

Enamel, the hardest substance in the human body, takes the form of a protective crown on teeth, and is a human’s only exposed hard tissue.  Though enamel i...

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Nobel Laureate Harold Kroto gave lecture at INL

Published 25-05-2012

Sir Harold Kroto, one of the co-recipients of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry delivered (June 1st) at INL, in Braga (Portugal) a lecture entitled «Carbon in Nano and Outer Space».

The Nobel laureate stressed the importance of improving the general level of science understanding and awareness worldwide. «Acceptance of the truth» should go hand in hand with «understanding the truth».

Harold Kroto invited the young scientists in the audience to address present challenges and to think out of the box, to focus their creativity and commitment in the subject the...

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The Princes of Asturias visited INL

Published 11-05-2012

Their Royal Highnesses the Princes of Asturias, Felipe de Borbón y Grécia, and Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano visited the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory on the 31st of May. The visit was part of the official tour of the Royal Couple to the Republic of Portugal, from May 30th to June 1st, 2012.

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More than 160 students applied for the 2012 INL Summer Scholarships

Published 10-05-2012

More than 160 students applied for an opportunity to work closely with INL researchers. Starting late June, the second edition of INL summer courses will offer 20 students from Portugal and Spain hands-on training in advanced research projects with INL scientists for two months. Scholars will have the opportunity of sharing the initial research steps of an international and multidisciplinary community working on nanotechnology projects, formed by scientists and engineers from all over the world.

All candidates will be informed before the end of May about the outcome of their scholarship application.

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