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 the excellent facilities, it allows structural investigations, analysis and synthesis of materials, using photon, electron, neutron, and ion based techniques.

The member states are Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia but the consortium is open to further interested countries to join.

The specific scope of CERIC is to offer researchers an integrated service to access synchrotron light and other microscopic probes for analysis and modification techniques for materials characterization and preparation, structural investigations and imaging in Life Sciences, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Cultural Heritage, Enviroment and Materials Sciences along with their various technological and industrial outcomes ranging from energy to biomedical and of interest to most manufacturing industries.

CERIC’s mission is to bring the integrated service to world-level quality thus to contribute to the attractiveness of the European Research Area and to stimulate a beneficial impact on the scientific and economic development of the entire region, and to foster a vivid interchange between scientists and technicians and to attract scientists from other regions. See more at http://www.c-eric.eu.



Croatia - new member of CERIC-ERIC

Croatia has officially become a 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 the 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 call for proposals

We offer access to nearly 50 instruments and two support laboratories, a mobility support for two users per proposal and awards for high quality open access publications.

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

As per se, there will be two deadlines:

- 1st September, 17hs CET submission of proposals for pre-evaluation with later option to improve your proposal

- 2nd October, 17hs CET final submission of proposals (recommended only for users who are experts in all the proposed techniques).