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Surface Electrochemical Reactivity in Electrocatalysis: A combined Theoretical and Experimental Approach

Objective

The aim of ELCAT is to train a new generation of young researchers in experimental and theoretical research methods in electrocatalysis. The scientific objectives are to address the problem of achieving specific reactivity in electrochemical transformations and to establish predictive tools based on quantum chemical calculations and computational modelling. The electrocatalytic properties of nanostructured metal and metal-oxide interfaces will be investigated using state of the art instrumental and experimental techniques. Four important electrochemical reactions have been chosen for their general importance in energy production, environmental control and clean chemicals production. Industrial participation in the Network will provide an understanding of the technological applications of electrocatalysis. The training objectives are to provide the young researchers with scientific skills as well as leadership qualifications to enable them to become established as independent researcherers in new areas thus providing an attractive vision for their research careers For this to be achieved, ELCAT will provide training by interdisciplinary research involving several laboratories, exchanges between laboratories having complementary expertise and instrumentation, participation in workshops and conferences and training by courses arranged by the Network in both scientific issues and complementary skills. This project is timely due to the present confluence of theoretical and instrumental research techniques of unprecedented power, such as new computational methods, a new understanding of electron transfer reactions at the nanoscale and advanced in-situ spectroscopies and Scanning Probe Microscopies. There are new industrial requirements derived from important societal issues resulting in an urgent need for a new generation of trained young researchers with a modern background in experimental and theoretical techniques for applications in electrocatalysis.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry/electrocatalysis

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 580 629
Administrative Contact
Ludde Edgren (Dr.)

Participants (8)

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 436 022
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Colin Cooper (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 436 623
Address
Campus De San Vicente Raspeig
03690 Alicante
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juan Miguel Feliu Martinez (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 363 509
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lian Olsthoorn-Tieleman (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 364 261
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rainer Jerg (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 293 740
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robert Fekete (Mr.)
USTAV FYZIKALNI CHEMIE J. HEYROVSKEHO AV CR, v. v. i.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 303 318
Address
Dolejskova 2155/3
182 23 Praha
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Petr Krtil (Dr.)
PERMASCAND AB

Participation ended

Sweden
Address
Na
84010 Ljungaverk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars-åke Näslund (Dr.)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 357 106
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alan Herbert (Mr.)