Friday, 06 February 2015 02:00

Futurium interviews ICREA Professor Clivia Sotomayor

Futurium is the online platform launched by the European Commission to facilitate a broad reflection on future European policies.

Launched by the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission it aims to facilitate a broad reflection on future European policies. It combines the informal character of social networks with the methodological approach of foresights to engage stakeholders in the co-creation of futures and policy ideas that matter to them.

Recently this platform interviewed ICREA Professor Clivia Sotomayor, leader of the ICN2 Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group (P2N). She described how the future will develop for in the field of nanophononics applied to semiconductors. In particular, she emphasized the applications in the energy and information processing sectors. She also introduced the main challenges of the field and explained how policies could help in overcoming them. The project MERGING is a good example of how advances in the control of phonons can lead to useful applications and a benefit for the society.

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