Funded by the European Union



Supervisory Board (SB)

The highest organ in the project and takes all essential decisions. The SB will be chaired by the project coordinator (PC) and is composed by one representative of each beneficiary, 2 representatives of the partner organizations that will change every 2 years, and 2 representatives of ESRs, each having one vote. The SB will be responsible for the strategic decisions and high level monitoring of research and training activities. SB will meet once a year with an increased frequency whenever required.


  • Mauro Gemmi

    Project Coordinator
  • +4 members

    to be decided at the first meeting

Management Support Team (MST)

Composed by two members of the IIT Projects Office, it will give support to the PC for the administrative and financial management of the project.


  • Giulia Zunino

    Project manager
  • Federica Dallan

External advisory board (EAB)

To reinforce the supervision scheme, a multidisciplinary EAB, composed of reputable experts in  NanED’s main disciplines will additionally provide guidance on scientific priorities, providing recommendations both during the definition and the monitoring of ESRs’ projects and attending the yearly progress meetings.


  • Paul Midgley

    One of the inventors of precession ED and director of the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, Cambridge University, UK

  • Sven Hovmölle

    Pioneer of 3D ED and Gjønnes medal 2020 of the IUCr
  • Liberato Manna

    chief of the materials science department of IIT worldwide recognized expert in nanochemistry

ESR Committee (ESC)

All ESRs will be represented in the ESC. ESC elects the ESR representative in the other committees. Through them it will report the integration at host institution and general progress of fellows to SB. It will also inform the SB on any issue concerning the implementation of individual research project. The ESC will also foster permanent communication among ESRs and will provide a tool to exchange experiences, clarify questions, identify common demands and potential complaints. The ESC regularly meet (online/on-site) every 2 months to discuss scientific issues, contributions to the research and training programme and ideas concerning ESRs CDPs.


  • All ESR's

Research & Training Committee (R&T)

Chaired by the work package 5 (WP5) leader and participated by the 4 scientific WPs leaders (WP1-4), by one representative of the partner organizations and one ESR delegated by the ESC. R&T will supervise the fulfilments of the task objectives related to each work package. It will coordinate, through the WPs leaders, the execution of the deliverables and milestones and be in contact with the SB to report any incident or changes.


  • Philippe Boullay

    Chair, WP5 leader
  • Mauro Gemmi

    WP1 leader
  • Jan Pieter Abrahams

    WP2 leader
  • Lukas Palatinus

    WP3 leader
  • Tatiana Gorelik

    WP4 leader
  • 2 members

    to be elected

Communication Outreach and Dissemination Committee (COD)

Chaired by the WP6 leader and participated by another beneficiary, one partner organization and 2 ESR representative. It will be responsible of scheduling, monitoring and evaluating  NanED’s communication, outreach and dissemination activities. It will coordinate and monitor the dissemination communication and exploitation plan.


  • Xiaodong Zou

    Chair, WP6 leader
  • 4 members

    To be elected

Standardization Committee (SC)

Chaired by one of the beneficiaries (elected during the first SB meeting) and participated by the WP1 leader, by the IUCr scientist in charge and by the 3 ESRs that will do a secondment at IUCr. It will be the organ responsible for gathering all the information from the beneficiaries necessary for inserting into the cif file format all the specifications for crystal structures solved and refined with 3D ED.


  • Mauro Gemmi

    WP1 Leader
  • Brian McMahon (IUCr)

  • 3 ESRs

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska Curie grant agreement No 956099.