NAMIS school 2017 IMTEK-Univ. Freiburg

11th NAMIS international Autumn school

“Micro & nano systems engineering:
from fundamentals to industrial applications”

October 2nd -6th,  2017

IMTEK/University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany


Organized and supported  by:


Other sponsors

Core-To-Core program of JSPS

Organizers and helpers


Prof. Jûrgen RUEHE (School Chair)
Dr. Oswald PRUCKER
Prof. Oliver PAUL


Dr. Alain BOSSEBOEUF (CNRS, NAMIS network coordinator)


Dear NAMIS members,

Following the sucessful 10th NAMIS school held  in 2016 in IIS/The University of Tokyo (Japan), it is our great pleasure to invite you to participate to the 11th NAMIS school in IMPEK/University of Freiburg (Germany).

School Flyer (Pdf)

This school is open to PhD students, Post-docs, Young researchers and lecturers from NAMIS (Nano & Micro Systems) international network. We request to the representatives of each NAMIS partner to nominate up to four attendees per institution. If places are not completely filled, more nominations per institution will be considered.

High level lectures on fundamental MEMS research and innovative applications as well as hands-on courses on selected subjects, lab tours and companies visits are being prepared. They will be completed by poster sessions, networking and social events.

Except transportation cost from your home country to the school location, accommodation, lunches and some of the dinners will be provided by IMTEK to attendees. This may be summarized as follows:

  1. Airfare+ travel expenses between your country and the school location will be paid by the home laboratory of the attendees.
  2. IMTEK will be in charge of accommodation of attendees from sunday October the 2nd night (check-in) to Saturday, October the 6th morning (check-out).
  3. Lunches from monday october the 2nd to friday october the 6th and dinners Monday the 2nd, Wednesday the 4th and Friday the 6th  will be offered by IMTEK.
  4. IMTEK will be responsible for lectures, practical works and visits.

Lecturers will be provided the same meals as participants but will have to pay for their accommodation.

We recommend to future participants of  the 11th NAMIS  school 2017 to read carefully the following information.

Important information for all attendees

Core/school period

From Monday October the 2nd to Friday October the 6th, 2017.

Namis school 2017 Program

Draft of program overview

List of lectures (Not yet available)

NAMIS school 2017 Registration

Registration of participants to the NAMIS school 2017 must have the agreement of their institute/laboratory. Registration form must be carefully filled and sent by e-mail to Prof. Jürgen RÜHE (ruehe[a], Dr. Oswald PRUCKER (prucker[a] and Dr. Alain BOSSEBOEUF (alain.bosseboeuf[a]

Registration form (.doc)


The NAMIS school will be held in IMTEK, department of Microsystem engineering,  University of Freiburg ( IMTEK is located in Freiburg- the green city- at the southwest of Germany right at the border to France and Switzerland at the foot of the Black Forest (see map). The city is known for its mild climate and its devotion to sustainability. It is located in Freiburg city (Fribourg-en-Brisgau) (see map)

Address: IMTEK, Department of microsystem engineering, Georges-Köhler-Allee 102
D-79110 Freiburg

Access information.

Access map (Pdf)

Access by plane: To be completed

Access by train: To be completed

Access by bus:To be completed

Access by road: To be completed

Local transportation: To be completed

Note for the lecturers

Lectures should be designed for attendees having very variable background and expertise in the field of Nano and Micro Systems.

As in previous NAMIS schools, we expect the lecturers to provide files of their lecture slides. Slides will be preferably collected before the school for printing and distribution during the school.

Mandatory tasks for NAMIS school attendees

Before the school, all attendees (except lecturers) are requested to prepare and print a poster (A0 size 118.9 cmx84.1 cm portrait shape) on their research work as well as a  2 min flash presentation. Attendees must bring their printed poster and display their poster the 1st day. For the 2 minutes presentation, please prepare 2 slides in lanscape shape with the following size in Powerpoint: Width: 25.4 cm Height:19.05 cm and convert it in Pdf format.  These slides should include information about the attendee and a summary of its poster.

You will have to send the files of your poster and of your flash presentation befote the school. (More instructions will come later)

The attendees must bring at the NAMIS school a printed version of their poster (A0 format portrait shape).

Awards will be delivered to the best posters.

Practical information

This will be a autumn school with frienly atmosphere, so casual wear is appropriate. (Suit and ties are not requested).


On arrival in Germany (Shengen space), you must show a valid passport establishing your identity and the passport must be valid for six monthes or more. Please check as soon as possible the web site or your local embassy/consulate to confirm whether you need a visa to enter Germany.

An official invitation letter and an accommodation booking certificate will be sent to registered students and lecturers who need them.


The currency in Euro (€). Exchange rates can be found for example in the multilingual website

It is recommended to change your currency at the airport.

Accommodation during the school

Accommodation will be provided by IMTEK at To be completed . Please stay at the designated accommodation during the core period.

Accomodation is in shared rooms (X persons/room). Shared rooms for xx people (xx men, xx women) have been reserved.

Rooms are equipped with to be completed. XXXX are not provided, so bring missing toileteries.  Internet connection : to be completed.

IMTEK will be in charge of the accommodation expenses for attendees  Make sure you return the keys!!. For arrival before October the 1st and/or departures after October the 7th , attendees will have to book and pay extra accommodation by themselves. In other words, NAMIS school will not cover your accommodation before October the 1st and after October the 7th.

For lecturers:

Please find below a list of recommended hotels in Freiburg

To be completed

Accomodation before october the 1st and after october the 7th

For arrivals before October the 1st and departures after October the 7 th, attendees will have to book and pay an hotel room or other accomodation as well as meals by themselves. Some useful websites for hotel booking are provided beneath and a list of hotels in Freiburg can be found above.

Meals during the school

All lunches and coffee breaks will be offered to attendees and lecturers. Please specify your dietary requirements on the registration form and at lunch place. Get-together, casual dinner and a final banquet dinner will be also offered by IMTEK monday, wednesday and friday evening. Tuesday, and thursday are free evening.

Accompanying persons

Accommodation and meals of accompanying persons of attendees will not be taken in charge by organizers.

internet access during the school

Internet access will be allowed only to lecturers during lectures. Internet access will be provided to attendees during coffee breaks and at accommodation place.


School Chair : Prof. Jürgen RÜHE      ruehe[a]

NAMIS network: Alain BOSSEBOEUF alain.bosseboeuf[a] (C2N/CNRS-Univ. Paris Sud-Univ. Paris Saclay)

Travel assistance

For more information on transportation or hotels please contact to be completed

Travel and sightseeing in  freiburg area

Tourist information: (official website)

Freiburg map (Pdf)

Freiburg surroundings map (Pdf)

Hotels in city center and near Campus

See above recommended hotels otherwise you can consult: or


Voltage: 230 V 50Hz, Plug: F type . Bring a plug adapter if necessary (see

Useful links

IMTEK- university of Freiburg:

Note: Information on the 11th NAMIS school in IMTEK-university of Freiburg will be updated when new information will be available, please consult regularly this page.