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European Research Training Network of “New Materials: Innovative Concepts for their Fabrication, Integration and Characterization”

Objective

The multi-site European initial training network – “ENHANCE” – “New Materials: Innovative Concepts for their Fabrication, Integration and Characterization” will be established to deal with the mid and long term issues of concern to the European industry encompassing the whole spectrum of functional materials for microelectronics, nano-electronics, data storage, photovoltaic, with emphasis on emerging nano-technologies. This network consisting of 3 academic groups from chemistry 1 from physics, 3 from Material Science and Engineering and 1 industrial partners from 6 different countries of Germany, Finland, Netherlands, Italy, Denmark and Austria. Despite the exceptional importance of thin film processing of many new materials and their integration in emerging nanotechnologies, there is no systematic interdisciplinary training of students in the traditional courses of chemistry, materials science and engineering. ENHANCE aims to close this gap by combining the classical knowledge of chemistry, materials science, physics and engineering i.e. the knowledge of precursor molecules, materials properties, study of physical phenomena, to electronic devices and circuit integration. The training of ENHANCE fellows will be based on a structured 3 year academic curriculum, including, generic skills workshops and on-site research training at the state of the art laboratories, facilities under clean room conditions and a training at the industrial laboratories. This will provide the young scientists with necessary in-depth knowledge in materials synthesis and thin film processing as well as experimental skills in operating the instruments and analytical skills in different materials characterization techniques. The training concludes with European doctoral examination and will be reviewed by external experts in the field and their remarks will be addressed during the final disputation.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 706 214,31
Administrative Contact
Harish Parala (Dr.)

Participants (7)

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 484 120,01
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gelinde Riese (Ms.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 557 935,69
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katariina Vainio-Mattila (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 518 143,18
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tiny(M.J.M.) Verbruggen (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 355 441,30
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leif Højslet Christensen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 293 738,98
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Armando Gennaro (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 493 377,98
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heinz Wanzenboeck (Dr.)
AIXTRON AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 288 737,28
Address
Kackertstrasse 15-17
52072 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Heuken (Prof.)