MNE is a major annual international conference, devoted to micro and nano fabrication and manufacturing, held in a European country every September. The Conference brings together engineers and scientists from across the world to discuss recent progress and future trends in the fabrication, manufacturing, operation and application of micro and nano-structures and devices. Applications in electronics, photonics, electromechanics, environment and life sciences are also discussed.
MNE 2013 will be the 39th conference in a series that was started in Cambridge in 1975 and which was held most recently in Athens (2008), Ghent (2009), Genoa (2010), Berlin (2011) and Toulouse (2012). In September 2013 MNE will return to the UK after 10 years. The organising committee are pleased to announce that the conference will be held at Imperial College London. Judging on previous years, it is estimated that the conference will attract 500-800 participants.
Welcome to London
London is for good reason a major destination for visitors. It has many internationally renowned museums and galleries, together with a history that stretches back to Roman times. There is a vibrant cultural scene that caters for all tastes. London has a large and diverse range of academic institutions, 4 of which appear in the Times Higher Education Supplement’s top 100 world universities. There is an extensive public transport system and the South Kensington area is linked directly to Heathrow via the Piccadilly Line of the Underground railway network. In September, the weather in London is pleasant, although there is always the possibility of rain.
Conference at a glance
The conference will open with the Welcome Reception, held on Monday 16 September starting at 7:00 PM.
The conference Registration Desk will be open from 7:00 PM on Monday, and from 8:00 AM onwards on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The Technical Programme sessions will be held from Tuesday 17 September through to Thursday 19 September, with the meeting closing at the end of the afternoon.
Oral presentations are organised in four parallel sessions, Tuesday to Thursday, starting at 8.30 AM.
Posters can be set-up at the start of the conference, Monday, 16 September, from 7:00 PM, and can be left through the duration of the conference, until 3:40 PM on Thursday, 19 September. Posters are organised in two Poster Sessions, 4:50 PM – 6:20 PM Tuesday 17 September, and 4:50 PM – 6:20 PM, Wednesday 18 September.
The Exhibition opens at the Welcome Reception, and closes on Thursday, 19 September at 3:40 PM.
Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided at the conference.
The Conference Dinner takes place on Wednesday the 18 September from 7:00 PM onwards at the Science Museum, London. The Museum is adjacent to Imperial College London.