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Hierarchical Assembly in Controllable Matrices

Objective

The mission of HIERARCHY is to train and educate young scientist in the rapidly developing field of nanosciences, in particular hierarchical self-assembly. The training programme educates early stage and experienced researches in many aspects of this highly interdisciplinary field, such as theory, materials chemistry and biochemistry, advanced characterisation techniques, physics and commercial device development. In addition, the training programme will address non-scientific issues, important for the career development of young scientists, e.g. communication and presentation skills, IPR and entrepreneurial skills, ethical issues, language enhancement and cultural awareness. The training takes place on a Network level and also locally at the host institutions. HIERARCHY’s training programme will deliver versatile individuals with a broad scientific knowledge, ready to pursue a successful career in the European industry or academia. The interdisciplinary research training is centralised around the novel concept of hierarchical assembly in controllable matrices. This concept exploits liquid crystalline media as controllable matrices for programmed self-organisation, which goes far beyond the possibilities of currently employed techniques. A liquid crystal matrix in combination with a variety of simultaneously or sequentially applied external stimuli will yield a unique toolbox to build functional macroscopic structures with nanometer control. Leading European laboratories in soft condensed matter and solid state matter will work towards new paradigms in nanosciences. HIERARCHY’s intention towards application of the designed structures, illustrated by the presence of three industrial partners in the consortium, is an important step towards commercialisation of nanosciences in Europe. With Europe’s desire to become the major player in the area of nanosciences, valorisation of developed technology is a key lesson for Europe’s new generation of nanoscientists.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/liquid crystal

Call for proposal

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

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 107 317
Administrative Contact
Harry Rullmann (Mr.)

Participants (9)

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 695 489
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jadran Lenarcic (Prof.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 668 353
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Möller (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 386 096
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul (P.M.L.O.) Scholte (Dr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 494 527
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bernarda Golob Hribar (Ms.)
Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie
Germany
EU contribution
€ 602 353
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephan Herminghaus (Prof.)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 173 226
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Keur (Mr.)
BALDER OPTOELEKTRONSKI ELEMENTI INMERILNA TEHNIKA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 145 580
Address
Teslova Ulica 30
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bojan Marin (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 191 948
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jules Beekwilder (Dr.)
MERCK CHEMICALS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 184 068
Address
Alfred Gelder Street - Wilberforce Court
HU1 1UY Hull
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Owain Parri (Dr.)