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DOCtoral training programme in Functional Advanced Materials: Towards a Better Future

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Training for excellence in functional advanced materials

To tackle climate change, experts and researchers need to work together to create the necessary innovation. The EU-funded DOCFAM-PLUS project will bring together seven partner organisations, following the success of the DOCFAM project. The overall goal today is to train 26 doctoral researchers on functional, advanced materials and their use for smart nanomedicine, low-cost sustainable electronics and green stable energy. To do so, DOCFAM-PLUS will run several research projects that will improve the researchers' capabilities and their overall cooperation, all while helping combat some of the most pressing societal problems in Europe.


DOCFAM+ (DOCtoral training programme in Functional Advanced Materials: Towards a Better Future) is a new excellent doctoral programme for the recruitment of 26 excellent doctoral researchers led by CSIC through ICMAB. It builds on the success and positive outcomes from the original DOCFAM programme by providing a new dimension through highly interdisciplinary and intersectoral research while fulfilling all the principles of Open Science and maintaining the highest research quality standards. The new programme includes the participation of 6 implementing partner organisations: ALBA Synchrotron Lightsource (ALBA-CELLS), Catalan Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (ICN2), Catalonia Energy Research Institute (IREC), High Energy Physics Institute (IFAE), the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM-CSIC) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

DOCFAM+ involves a wide variety of research projects & hosting supervisors within the functional advanced materials sector, targeting three main applications in alignment with major European societal challenges: Clean & Secure Energy, Smart Nanomedicine and Sustainable & Low-Cost Electronics. It goes one step further by strengthening the collaborative approach of DOCFAM while enhancing the potential and future career perspectives of recruited fellows and consolidating the excellence and outstanding track-record of participating entities. The frontier research programme will be complemented with advanced training aspects through an integrating holistic approach to the training of doctoral fellows through a combination of research-oriented and demanding soft skills, in alignment with excellence in HR policies, the European Charter for Researchers & the Code of Conduct. The international & intersectoral aspects of the programme are boosted by the collaboration with several associated partner organisations, including start-ups, universities, research & technology organisations and synchrotron installations.


Net EU contribution
€ 2 620 800,00
28006 Madrid

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