The PicoGeo team finally meets in person again!

After its second year of project implementation, the SiC nano for PicoGeo consortium team finally met at the end of November to present the project’s progress in developing a silicon carbide optical nano-strainmeters for geoscience.

The meeting took place at the Bologna section of the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems (IMM), a department of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).

This location was the setting for intense days of presentations and discussions. The first day was dedicated to the state of the art of the project, analyzing the progress of the work packages in which it is articulated. OOn the second day, project coordinator Francesco La Via held an enlightening webinar seminar in collaboration with Alberto Roncaglia, both from CNR-IMM. The event, presented under the full title of Development of silicon carbide optical nano-strainmeters for geoscience: the SiC nano for PicoGeo project, aimed to show project findings to a wide range audience, including various researchers from the Bologna Unit of CNR and UNIBO students. 

Finally, the most important event of the two-day meeting was the clean room visit. With its 500m2 of laboratories, the structure is the most significant Italian publicly funded facility for silicon micro-machining. Here, the various stages of silicon processing of the SiC nano for PicoGeo project are implemented.

It was a great opportunity for partners to experience such a delicate step in the project life cycle!