The 1st Nano Olympiad competition for university students at undergraduate or PhD levels will be held in Tehran, Iran from 1-9th April 2018, preceded by intensive online training and mentoring for the teams, who will submit a report on their topic (by 15th March 2018), related to the theme for this year which is Water and Sanitation.

The European Commission (via the EU NanoSafety Cluster) is holding a first round competition to determine the teams that will go forward to represent Europe.

Application must be made by 17th November 2017, by submitting your CV and a letter of motivation saying why you would like to participate, using the following link:

Following the closing date for applications, the applicants will be organised into teams and assigned a presentation topic to work on, as the pre-selection activity. These virtual teams will then present to the European organising committee (via a webinar) on Friday 15th December, following which the final teams will be announced, and their details forwarded to the international organising committee for early January 2018, when the mentoring and online training begins.


If you have any queries, please contact Prof. Iseult Lynch (i.lynch @ or Dr. Andrea Haase (Andrea.Haase @


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