CERIC will be a distributed research facility, set up as an ERIC, by a group of proposing countries (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia) and open to other interested countries.

The specific scope of this ERIC will concern the offer as an integrated service to external researchers of the access to synchrotron light and other microscopic probes for analytical and modification techniques notably for materials preparation and characterization, structural investigations and imaging in Life Sciences, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Cultural Heritage, Enviroment and Materials Sciences and to their various technological and industrial outcomes ranging from energy to biomedical and of interest to most manufacturing industries.

CERIC’s mission will be to bring the integrated service to world-level quality thus contributing to the attractiveness of the European Research Area and stimulating a beneficial impact on the scientific and economic development of the entire region, also helping to introduce a strong interchange between scientists and technicians and attraction of scientists from other regions.




Croatia new member of CERIC-ERIC

Croatia has officially become full member of CERIC-ERIC, with the approval of the General Assembly of CERIC.

The Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb has been appointed as the Representing Entity of Croatia in CERIC-ERIC, and the RBI Accelerator Laboratory as Croatian Partner Facility.

The Institute, which had been  favourably evaluated by the International Scientific and Technical Committee (ISTAC) of CERIC, has successfully participated in the scientific activities of the Consortium  since its set - up in 2014, by offering its ion beam techniques for materials' modification and characterization to the CERIC users' community, in complementarity with the other techniques available in the other CERIC Partner Facilities in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania and Slovenia.

The Croatian Ministry of Science and Education has designated Dr. Tome Antičić, State Secretary, and Dr. Milko Jakšić, Head of the Department of Experimental Physics at the RBI, as the Croatian delegates to the CERIC-ERIC General Assembly.

Prof. Carlo Rizzuto – chair of the CERIC General Assembly, Dr. Jana Kolar – CERIC Executive Director, and the other CERIC governing bodies welcomed with great enthusiasm this new entry to the distributed research infrastructure and expressed their best wishes for long and fruitful cooperation.

CERIC-ERIC is a distributed multidisciplinary Research Infrastructure open for basic and applied users in the fields of Materials, Biomaterials and Nanotechnology. With a single entry point to excellent facilities, it allows structural investigation, analysis and synthesis of materials, using photon, electron, neutron, and ion based techniques.


CERIC-ERIC is calling for proposals

We offer access to nearly 50 instruments and two support laboratories, as well as the opportunity of getting support for mobility for two users and awards for high quality open access publications.

Submit your proposal here: https://vuo.elettra.trieste.it/

As usual, there will be two deadlines:

- 1st September, 17hs CET to have a pre-evaluation and the possibility to improve your proposal

- 2nd October, 17hs CET recommended only for expert users of all the techniques requested.