CNRS Thematic School


Fréjus (Var, France), November 30th-December 5th, 2014

«  This scientific school is organized in the frame of the European CNRS network (GDR 2503) « Thermal Nanoscience and Nanoengineering » by its pillar "Advanced Thermal Metrologies". It is also supported by the European Project FP7-NMP-2013-LARGE-7 QuantiHeat dedicated to Quantitative Thermal Metrology at nanoscale. It is open to all scientists and inividuals interested in this topic.  »


Many thermal engineering problems require the development of quantitative experimental methods at micro/nanoscales. Regarding applications, scientific and commercial activities of many industries such as semiconductor electronics, aerospace, information and communication technologies are implicitly and seriously limited by thermal effects. Many micro- and nanosystems such as MEMS/NEMS, new recovery or energy conversion devices (e.g. thermoelectric ones), etc. being currently considered in these areas were first developed from technologies of microelectronics (thin film technologies, micro and nanopatterning ...) and raise similar problems: they increasingly need means to provide materials with revolutionary physical properties, which also require the development of new metrologies especially dedicated to nanoscale. Only the understanding and control of these effects will allow a precise modelling of heat transfer in next-generation systems and the prediction of their thermal behaviors. They are essential for the improvement of the designs, quality and safety systems. In this context, the goal of this school is to gather and disseminate knowledge addressing thermal metrology at very small scales, and the issue of thermal management in various applications involving materials, objects and nanostructured systems, such as nanoporous nanocomposite materials including polymers and micro and nanoelectronic systems.

Link to the CNRS scientific schools website (French version).


Topics adressed (Click to see the Detailed Programme) :

  • Optical techniques
  • Electrical techniques
  • Nanoindentation and SPM techniques for mechanical characterization- Polymer materials
  • SPM techniques for thermophysical characterization
  • Metrology
  • Modeling in support for the interpretation and for the analysis of Measurement

Scientific Committee: S. Gomès (CETHIL-CNRS Lyon, France), B. Hay (LNE, France), N. Trannoy (GRESPI- Univ. Reims, France),  G. Tessier (Univ. Paris-Descartes, France), C. Sotomayor (ICN, Spain), J. Weaver (Univ. Glasgow, UK), P. Klapetek (CMI, Czech Republic) and S. Volz (EM2C- EC-Paris, France).

Organization Committee: S. Gomès, S. Rault and P.-O. Chapuis (CETHIL-CNRS Lyon, France).


 Register to the Scientific School (before 15 October): 

  1. Pre-registration on line: once your pre-registration is validated, you will receive an email asking you to finalise your registration and the payment.

  2. Only for CNRS employee / CNRS joint research unit : complementary form to be completed and to be sent

To notice: your registration will be effective upon receipt of the payment.


 Registration fees (including accommodation and full board): 


Academic 500€ excl. VAT
Student 350€ excl. VAT
Industrial 700€ excl. VAT
CNRS employees / lecturers / Quantiheat participants Free of charge


Practical information: 


The scientific school will take place at:

La Villa Clythia - CAES du CNRS
2754, rue Henri Giraud
83600 Fréjus
Tel : +33 (0) 4 94 83 66 06
Fax : +33 (0) 4 94 95 67 22
French website:


Access : (see access map)

  • By railways : TGV to Saint Raphaël (3 km – 2 miles from Fréjus) 
  • By roads : Michelin road maps n° 84 and n° 245. A8 leave Fréjus, head for Cannes (N7 and N98).
  • By plane : Nice (70 km – 45 miles), Toulon (90 km – 55 miles), Marseille (140 km – 85 miles)     

From the airport to Villa Clythia:

- Bus Varlib N°3003 from the airport to Fréjus/St Raphaël: see schedule. Once arrived at Saint-Raphaël train station: shuttle organized for people who have informed the organisators (see table attached).

A free shuttle service is provided for people registered on the table attached at 15:30 / 16:00 / 18:30.


From the St Raphaël train station to Villa Clythia

- free shuttle service is provided for people registered on the table attached.

- Or Schedule of the Agglo bus n°3

- Or Taxi

Contact for more information: 

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