French Innovation Week: Immersion in the Nanoworld

French Innovation Week: Immersion in the Nanoworld

With Carole Fauquet, CINaM, Marseille | in English


Monday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Free admission
54 W. Chicago Avenue


Online registration is closed but walk-ins are welcome. Merci !

The word "nano" has become a popular trend in the sciencesphere over the last twenty-five years, but why?

Take your ruler, shrink it down to around one-billionth of its size, and then you can start to understand the size of the nanometer scale. Once you get to the atomic scale, the properties of matter change from those of bulk materials. 

Over the last few decades, a whole nano field of science has emerged, with researchers dedicated to discovering new applications for these tiny particles. But, while research and production have increased, the expected industrial revolution hasn't happened overnight. 

So, why do nanos excite researchers? What are their applications? And are they hazardous to human health? Dr. Carole Fauquet will share some of the most exciting examples of uses of nanos in the fields of technology, mechanics, energy, biology, medicine, and more to answer these questions. Join us and learn why you sometimes have to work small to think big. 

Lecture in English followed by Q&A with the audience and a reception with wine and cheese.

This program is part of the French Innovation Week 2018 organized by the French Consulate in Chicago, the Embassy of France in the United StatesBusiness France, the French American Chamber of Commerce and the Lycée Français de Chicago


Carole Fauquet earned her PhD in Materials Science from the Sorbonne in 1992 (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris). After studying everything from the interaction of conjugated polymers and oligomers with metals to surface topography to chemical bonds with x-ray spectroscopy, she joined the X-Tip team at the Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CINaM) in 2009. The team's work led to the development of a Shear Force Microscope, and they now focus their expertise on the domain of fibered X-ray sensors. Dr. Fauquet's latest endeavor is a six-month stint at the Argonne National Laboratory to couple Scanning Tunneling Microscopy with X-ray Excited Optical Luminescence.

*Banner artwork by starsandspirals.

 French Innovation Week 2018

May, 7 at 6:30 p.m. - Immersion in the Nanoworld

May, 9 at 6:30 p.m. - Sound Identity and Branding

May, 10 at 6:30 p.m. - Climate Change and Viral Emergence