15-17 September 2021
University of Freiburg, Germany 


Join the 4th edition of the NanoScientific Forum Europe 2021 –

the platform for nanoscience and SPM research in Europe!


NSFE 2021

will be hosted by Dr. Thorsten Hugel and Dr. Bizan Balzer from 

the Institute of Physical Chemistry, University Freiburg -

We are proud to invite researchers from all fields of Scanning Probe Microscopy to the fourth edition of the NanoScientific Forum Europe – NSFE 2021!




About NSFE 2021

NSFE series is an open European AFM User Forum focusing on sharing and exchanging the cutting-edge research for both materials and life science disciplines using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). 


The 4th NSFE 2021, similar to the NSFE 2020, will further focus on nanoscale functional materials, such as organics, organic/inorganic hybrid semiconductors, nano- and biomaterials, as well as the development of novel nanometrology methods.


Conference Topics


  • ​Nanophotonics, nanoelectronics and photovoltaic applications

  • Semiconductive materials: organic, inorganic and hybrid 

  • Nanomaterials and Biotechnology

  • Electrochemistry for Material Science

  • Overcoming barriers in AFM


  • Nanomechanical and Electrical Characterization

  • Characterization of soft materials in liquid environment

  • Advanced Imaging 

  • High resolution imaging

Special Session

  • Nanotribology via Scanning Probe Microscopy and its Applications


An exciting agenda is planned for 2.5 days:

  • Live online lectures by renowned AFM researchers

  • Online instrument workshops on Park Systems AFMs, including basic and advanced measuring techniques as well as tips and tricks, how to obtain stunning AFM data

  • E-poster session and image contest with amazing prizes!

  • Virtual Evening Program


Video impressions from the NSFE 2019

 11-13 September 2019, University of Bologna, Italy

Conference venue: 


World Wide Web


With kind support of

Institute of Physical Chemistry

University Freiburg

Conference Contact: 

Conference Organizer: Justyna Sliwa