Welcome to FNS2023 

Frontiers of Nanomechanical Systems (FNS) is a workshop series with the purpose to bring together the international community engaged in fundamental research on vibrations of nano- and micro- electromechanical systems (NEMS & MEMS). The workshop intends to promote the cross-fertilization of ideas and stimulate international interactions in this rapidly growing area. 

Nano and micromechanical resonators are unique platforms for fundamental science and fill in the gap between the microscopic world of molecular vibrations and the world of macroscopic vibrational systems. The research frontiers they open lie at the interface between quantum & classical nonlinear dynamics and extend from condensed matter physics to statistical physics, many-body physics far from thermal equilibrium, and nanotechnology. At the same time, owing to their small size and ultra-low mass, they offer new opportunities in terms of functionality and sensitivity, and thus are expected to enable new breakthroughs in sensing, communications, and computing both in classical and quantum regimes.

After three successful FNS series in 2017 in the Italian Alpes, 2019 in Palm Springs California, and the 2021 online event organized by ICFO, the 4th FNS workshop will be held at the Art Centre Delft, close to the TU Delft campus, in the Netherlands, from June 6-9, 2023. TU Delft is one of the leading technical universities in Europe with several groups active in different areas of nanomechanical systems including optomechanics, bio-nanoscience, 2D materials, novel sensing methodologies, nonlinear dynamics, and quantum technologies. The local organizing committee of FNS2023 are research groups from Mechanical Engineering faculty and Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at TU Delft. 

In FNS2023 we aim at putting together an exciting scientific program by inviting renowned scientists working in the cross-fields of nanomechanics to communicate their recent findings and exchange experience. The 4-day program of FNS2023 will include invited talks, contributed talks, poster sessions, and discussions on the recent advancements in nanomechanical systems. The workshop expects to attract up to 150 people from all over the world, and especially welcomes graduate students and postdocs to be its active participants.

Conference Chairs

Farbod Alijani Peter Steeneken Herre van der Zant

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