This website offers a virtual tour to NanoAlb, its mission, organization, research groups and to other useful information about projects, collaboration opportunities and news related to research and development in the area of nanotechnology in the various Albanian universities and research centres. The various research groups that constitutes NanoAlb are putting efforts to increase the quality of research through collaborations between various laboratories trying to find synergies and increase their visibility to attract new national and international projects. As a unit of Academy of Sciences of Albania, NanoAlb is proud to be supported by this academy and the various Albanian universities and research centers in which the research groups are carrying out their activities. You are welcome to collaborate with us and why not join NanoAlb and its efforts to this impressive area of research!
Sincerely, Academic, Prof. Arben Merkoçi NanoAlb Director & Coordinator
MISSION AND ACTIVITY
NanoAlb was created in Nov. 2019. It was a decision by the Academy of Sciences of Albania in the framework of its restructuration following also the Albanian Government directives.
The founding event was held on 23 Janar 2020, 1st Workshop of NanoAlb , during which the President of the Academy, Academic Prof. Skender Gjinushi announced NanoAlb formation in presence of representatives of various Albanian Institutions and representatives of foreign accredited embassies (Spain, Japan).
The NanoAlb unit formation followed several other activities in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology such as the workshop "Nanotechnologies for 21st century", held on 29th January, 2020, in Tokyo, Japan. This workshop has as objective to enhance the cooperation between three countries, Albania, Japan and Spain in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies and their applications in important areas such as life sciences, information technologies and energy. The director of NanoAlb, Prof. Arben Merkoçi presented an overview on the Albanian experience in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology and also announced the foundation of the NanoAlb Unit next Academy of Science in Albania. During this workshop, three scientific presentations were made by Prof. Majlinda Vasjari, “Carbon-based sensors for industrial applications”, Prof. Kledi Xhaxhiu “Salient gas and photosensorial properties of new ternary and quaternary nano and micro mixed valence crystalline compounds”, and Prof. Partizan Malkaj, “The use of conducting compositepolymersof PANI and PPY in different electrochemical devices”.
During 29th – 30th January, 2019 in Tokyo (Japan) was organized the 1st edition of the 1 & 2D Materials International Conference and Exhibition (1 & 2DM). This event aims to become an established event, attracting global participants, intent on sharing, exchanging and exploring new avenues of graphene, nanotubes and other 1& 2DM-related scientific and commercial developments. NanoAlb participated with three summary posters on scientific research in Albania in the field of nanotechnology. The participations of NanoAlb in those events i Tokio, Japan was financially supported by the Academy of Sciences of Albania and the private entity "EHW GmbH", Tirana Albania.
The mission of NanoAlb is to support the various research groups of Albanian institutions to do cutting edge research in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology through increase of the collaboration and synergies between the constituting groups, collaboration with various other institutions and industries at national and international levels.