The Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid – ICMM, an institute of the Spanish National Research Council, invited Professor Allain to give a research seminar this summer in their seminar series Nanostructures, Surfaces and Coatings. His talk titled¬†Irradiation-driven nanosynthesis: harnessing and manipulating nature’s self-organized systems at the nanoscale¬†addressed the nanopatterning of III-V semiconductors and SI.