12th NAMIS international Autumn school

Micro and nano engineered systems for augmented humanity”

September 10th -14th,  2018

University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Organized and supported  by:

University of Washington and CNRS


Core-To-Core program of JSPS

Organizers and helpers

University of Washington:

Prof. Karl F. BÖHRINGER (School Chair)
Dr. Michael T. KHBEIS


Dr. Alain BOSSEBOEUF (CNRS, NAMIS network coordinator)


Dear NAMIS members,

Following the sucessful 11th NAMIS school held  in 2017 in IMTEK/University of Freiburg (Germany), it is our great pleasure to invite you to participate to the 12th NAMIS school in University of Washington (Seattle, USA).

School Flyer (NA)

This school is open to PhD students, Post-docs, Young researchers and lecturers from laboratories/institutions belonging or invited by partners of 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 University of Washington 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. University of Washington will be in charge of accommodation of attendees from sunday, September the 9th night (check-in) to saturday, September the 15th morning (check-out).
  3. Lunches from monday September the 10th to friday September the 14th and at least 3 dinners are expected to be covered by University of Washington.
  4. University of Washington 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 12th NAMIS  school 2018 to  carefully read the following information.

Important information for all attendees

Core/school period

From Monday September the 10th to Friday September the 14th, 2018.

Namis school 2018 Program

Program overview (Not yet available)

Final course book (not yet available). An USB key with course book will be distributed to all participants.

NAMIS school 2018 Registration

To make easier budget management, each participant will have to pay a registration fee:  195 US$ before June the 15th and 245 US$ thereafter. An invoice will be provided. Information on possible payment methods will be provided here as soon as available.

Registration of participants to the NAMIS school 2018 must have the agreement of their institute/laboratory. Registration form is downloadable from the links given below. It must be carefully filled and sent by e-mail to Prof. Karl F. BÖHRINGER  (karlb[a], Jevne Branden MICHEAU-CUNNINGHAM (jevne[a] and Dr. Alain BOSSEBOEUF (alain.bosseboeuf[a]

Registration form for attendees (.doc)

Registration form for lecturers (.doc)


The NAMIS school will be held at The Institute for Nano-engineered Systems (NanoES) of University of Washington ( University of Washington is located in Seattle at the northwest coast of USA close to the border of USA and Canada (map of seattle city and of surroundings can be found here).


The Institute for Nano-engineered Systems–University of Washington

3946 W Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

The lectures will be given in NanoES building (official abbreviation NAN) in classroom number 181.

map of Seattle campus (!/nanoes)

Access information.

Getting from the airport to the University of Washington

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) is located approximately 20 miles south of the University of Washington and 15 miles south of Downtown Seattle. It is approximately 30 minutes by bus, shuttle, taxi, car or Link light-rail. Visitors have several options for ground transportation from the airport to the University of Washington which is located in the University District (U-district) area.

Detailed information on transportation options are given in a Pdf file than can be downloaded here.

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 to make them available during the school, and after the school (on a NAMIS site webpage protected by a password provided to attendees).  If possible slides will be 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 (1-2 slides). Attendees must bring their printed poster and display their poster the 1st day. For the 2 minutes presentation, please prepare 1-2 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.
Please send the powerpoint file of your flash presentation to xxx[a] and name the file firstname-lastname.pptx . Example: joe-dalton.pptx.

Also please send your poster file converted into Pdf format to alain.bosseboeuf[a] It will be put on NAMIS website after the school on a protected page (access by password provided to school attendees)

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

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). Check weather conditions in Seattle before coming to bring suitable clothes and shoes.


On arrival in USA, 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 USA.

International travellers who do not need a visa nevertheless need a travel authorization in USA. It must be obtained a few weeks before going to USA by the use of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) (see or a local access to ESTA in your country).

An official invitation letter and/or an accommodation booking certificate will be sent to registered students and lecturers who need them. If this is your case please request such invitation letter as soon as possible.


The currency is US $. Exchange rates can be found for example in the multilingual website

It is recommended to change your currency at the airport as you will not have easy access to a bank or a money changer during the school.

Accommodation during the school

Accommodation will be provided by University of Washington in to be completed. Participants should NOT book a place there on their own, this will be done by school organizers. Please stay at the designated accommodation during the core period.

Available toiletteries in provided accomodation: To be completed

Internet connection: To be completed

Adress to be completed

Access information: To be completed

University of Washington will be in charge of the accommodation expenses for attendees  Make sure you return the keys!!. For arrival before September the 9th and/or departures after September the 15th , attendees will have to book and pay extra accommodation by themselves. In other words, NAMIS school will not cover your accommodation before September the 9st and after September the 15th.

For lecturers:

Recommended hotels: To be completed

Accomodation before september the 9th and after September the 15th

For arrivals before September the 9th and departures after September the 15th, attendees will have to book and pay an hotel room or other accomodation as well as meals by themselves.

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 University of Washington Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening. Tuesday and Thursday will be 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

It is recommended to limit Internet connexions during lectures to avoid disturbances. Internet access will be provided to attendees during coffee breaks and at accommodation place.


School Chair : Prof. Karl F. BÖHRINGER      karlb[a]

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

Travel assistance

For more information on aqccomodation or travel please contact please contact To be completed

Travel and sightseeing in  Seattle area

Tourist information: (official website)

Seattle map and of surroundings can be downloaded here

Hotels in city center and near Campus

To be completed


Voltage: 110 V 60Hz, Plug: Type A and B  (see Bring a suitable plug adapter if necessary.

Useful links

To be completed

Note: Information on the 12th NAMIS school in university of Washington, Seattle campus will be updated when new information will be available, please consult regularly this page.