Dec. 18, 2018

Park Systems AFM Scholarship Awards

The Winner of the 2nd Round of Park AFM Scholarship Europe Announced!

  • Fátima Linares Ordóñez at her Park NX20 AFM Fátima Linares Ordóñez at her Park NX20 AFM

Park Systems, the technological leader in atomic force microscopy (AFM) solutions for academia and industry sectors, is proud to award for the second time this year an European young scientist the Park Systems AFM Scholarship!

Congratulations to Dr. Fátima Linares Ordóñez from Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Granada, Spain for her great scientific achievements in the field of Atomic Force Microscopy.

Park AFM Scholarship Awards are open to undergraduate or postdoctoral students. Through this program, Park Systems has offered assistance to many researchers around the world 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.

Fatima’s research project “DNA molecules containing sequential metal-mediated base pairs for applications in nanoscience” aims to develop new materials on a nanometric scale using synthetic DNA molecules and modifying them in order to enrich them with the electrical conductivity properties.

For the type of materials, which we develop and which are based on the DNA molecule, the use of the Atomic Force Microscope is essential to characterize and evaluate the properties of these materials at the nanoscale. Park AFM is an essential tool in our work, easy to use and adapted to the requirements of investigated materials. Specifically, we work with the PARK NX20, a versatile system with a very intuitive software. In addition, we have the necessary modules to carry out measurements of conductivity, electrostatic force, magnetic and nanomechanical properties that complete the characterization of the samples’ topography.”

Read more about the results in the Chemical Science publication:!divAbstract

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 the Park AFM Scholarship visit:


Park Systems Europe GmbH
Janderstrasse 5
68199 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 490896-50
Telefax: +49 621 490896-66

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