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DYNAmics and STructural analYsis of 2D materials

Project description

Greece expands capacity for cutting-edge research in 2D nanomaterials characterisation

Since graphene was discovered less than two decades ago, progress in the field of 2D nanomaterials has been exponential. These materials are now widely used in applications including biosensors, drug delivery, imaging and tissue engineering. The EU-funded DYNASTY project will partner the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) in Crete, Greece with two leading European research teams at the forefront of nanomaterials research. The project will increase FORTH’s scientific output on the investigation of the dynamics and structure of 2D materials. This will elevate the Foundation’s global reptation and enhance its ability to attract young scientists in nanomaterials science and technology research and development.


DYNASTY’s primary objective is to build in the European South East, and in particular in the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) in Crete, a significant pole of attraction for nanomaterials researchers and scientists. This will be accomplished through joint research activities and partnering with two well-established European research teams, which are in the forefront of nanomaterials research. The activities will contribute in scientific production that will motivate and attract young scientists in nanomaterials (e.g. 2D materials) science and technology. The partners include: (a) the University of Antwerp (UA) with strong expertise in advanced Electron Microscopy for Materials Science and in Condensed Matter Theory (the EMAT and CMT groups, respectively), which are both part of the UA NANOlab Center of Excellence (Belgium) (b) and the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA- University of Toulouse), with deep expertise in advanced spectroscopic characterization techniques of 2D materials. The activities involve training through cross-lab visits, workshops, short courses, joint conferences, and well-designed communication activities to attract young scientists at FORTH. All teams will provide their expertise and collaborate to build advanced Imaging and Spectroscopy expertise at FORTH (combining non-linear and time-resolved optical spectroscopies) that will provide precise fine structural analysis of 2D materials and their heterostructures. By the end of the three-year project, FORTH will gain advanced skills in nanomaterials characterization and knowhow in nanoelectronic devices fabrication. As a result, DYNASTY will create a collaborative platform for widening experimental networks among nanomaterials labs in Europe, enabling local teams to produce excellent interdisciplinary nanoscience, currently lacking in Greece.


Net EU contribution
€ 896 250,00
70013 Irakleio

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Activity type
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Total cost
€ 896 250,00

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