This is an application for financial event support from the NANO2021 programme. We shall organize the bi-annual Cluster-Surface Interaction (CSI) Workshop in the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim during 18.6.-21.6.2018 (https://www.ntnu.edu/web/csi18). CSI 2018 is the latest in a series of topical international conferences on atomic clusters on surfaces, which began in its present form in 2010 at Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. The CSI Workshop is the principle venue for discussion of results in the area of cluster-beam deposition on surfaces, including the properties and performance of materials and devices prepared by this method, other nanoparticle synthesis methods, and associated theoretical modelling. Thanks to its high visibility in the research field as the prime meeting to discuss the cluster-beam methods, we consider this task of organizing the meeting at NTNU as a great honour. We have 31 invited speakers and we expect close to 100 participants.
The workshop will be organized by Professor Jaakko Akola (Department of Physics, PI) and Assoc. Prof. Maria Benelmekki (Department of Materials Science) at NTNU. Prof. Akola is the coordinator of a related H2020 project “CritCat” (www.critcat.eu) on rational design of catalytic nanoparticles based on computer simulations and machine learning, while Prof. Benelmekki is carrying experimental research on cluster-beam methods at NTNU for bioimaging and single molecule biosensing.