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Mannheim, 13 July, 2018

Park Systems, the world’s leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopes (AFM) is proud to award the Park Systems AFM Scholarships to two new young scientists from Europe:

1st Prize goes to Nasim Bosh from HFU Furtwangen, Campus Tuttlingen, Germany

2nd Prize goes to Florina Serdean from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Park AFM Scholarship Awards are open to undergraduate or postdoctoral students. Through this program, Park Systems has offered assistance to many researchers who qualify as Park AFM Scholars by matching them with one of thousands of nanoscience shared user facilities to perform their research using Park AFMs.

Nasim Bosh
Nasim Bosh at her Park NX10AFM
“We apply the Atomic Force Microscopy technology to characterize the nano-mechanical properties of thin layers in micro and nano-scale and to determine ways to strengthen or combine materials to optimization the mechanical properties and fatigue strength of metallic components,”comments the 1st prize winner, Nasim Bosh. Nasim is a PhD student in Material Science at Hochschule Furtwangen (HFU). Her research project is a part of the cooperation program between University of Freiburg (IMTEK) and Hochschule Furtwangen (HFU) and focuses on developing new hybrid materials with specific properties as the surface coating on metals.
The second Park AFM Scholar, Florina Serdean, investigates the characterization of niobium nitride thin films using a XE-70 AFM from Park Systems. “The results of our studies conducted by using Atomic Force Microscope from Park Systems allow us to establish the niobium nitride thin films which have superior properties with respect to adhesion and tribology,” explains Florina.
Florina Serdean
Florina Serdean at her Park XE-70 AFM
 Park Systems is proud to support such talented rising stars in the AFM research and wishes both scholars further outstanding scientific achievements.

About Park AFM Scholarship:

Park Systems invites all researchers worldwide to apply to become Park AFM Scholars and receive a research scholarship. As progress for nanotechnology research and development advances at an unprecedented rate, universities worldwide offer degrees in fields working with nanotechnology. Park Systems, world-leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopes, is offering a $500 USD monetary scholarship to promote the education of future scientists and engineers in a number of nanoscience research areas that require advanced nanoscale microscopy for sample analysis and observation and to promote shared research findings and methodologies amongst their peers.

To apply for Park AFM Scholarship click here.

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