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Discovering the Materials of Tomorrow | Webinar 1 - Introduction to Future Materials

Event information

Date & location

From 3:00pm to 4:00pm CET

Online via Zoom


Sami Hietala, Senior University Lecturer

Department of Chemistry Helsingin yliopisto


Join us on Zoom on 20 March. Meeting passcode: 466827

Join us to embark on a journey of exploration and discovery guided by the academic experts behind Una Europa’s Future Materials Focus Area. Let’s come together to envision more sustainable futures built using the materials of tomorrow!

Registration is not required - simply join the Zoom call on the specified dates to get involved!

The first session of our webinar series kicks off with an exploration of Una Europa's Future Materials Focus Area. The term “Future Materials” refers to any material expected to be developed or become prominent in the future. Such materials may be the product of innovations in sustainability, possess advanced or novel properties, or offer advantages to specific applications over currently available materials.

The webinar features Professor Marlena Gryl, a distinguished academic at Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie and Chair of Una Europa's Future Materials Focus Area. Professor Gryl will offer insights into materials research at Uniwersytet Jagielloński and presenting her pioneering work titled "Exploring Future Materials through Quantum Crystallography".

Joining her is Dr. Ewelina Lipiec, also from Uniwersytet Jagielloński, who will share her expertise on "Mind the gap! Plasmonic nanocavity for trapping local molecular rearrangements in selected biomaterials".

About the 'Discovering the Materials of Tomorrow' Webinar Series

Discover Una Europa's Future Materials Focus Area with the 'Discovering the Materials of Tomorrow' Webinar Series

Standing at the intersection of science, technology and innovation, Una Europa's Future Materials Focus Area presents a webinar series dedicated to exploring solutions to global challenges through a multidisciplinary lens. The series will tackle issues including energy, the environment, and medical global challenges, bridging the gap between science, and society.

These interactive webinars provide a platform for participants to engage with experts from across Una Europa’s 11 partner universities, together delving into the latest research findings and asking necessary questions. The series encourages the exchange of ideas and the cultivation of novel approaches to tackle complex problems.

Embracing open knowledge sharing and adapting to emerging technologies are fundamental aspects driving these webinars. As a participant, you have the chance to be part of discussions on novel developments in Future Materials, contributing to a collective pool of knowledge across diverse disciplines.

Upcoming webinars in the series

Mark your calendars or download this Outlook Calendar Invitation for upcoming webinar dates:

The 'Discovering the Materials of Tomorrow' webinar series is part of the activities of the Una Europa Future Materials Focus Area initiated under the Una.Futura project.