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Hybrid Models for Tailoring Nano-Architectures of polymers

Objective

The large scale production of commodity polymers is increasingly shifting overseas. Europe still plays a major role in polymer processing and product development, but the competition with the US and Asia requires distinctive efforts to sustain this leadership. Thus, it is decisive for European researchers and companies to design innovative, specialised commodities and optimise current production strategies. NANOPOLY’s main scientific objective is to further create, exchange and spread-out such know-how systematically within a European network in order to make this progress available and exploitable for European industries and coming generations of researchers. NANOPOLY will be unique in combining the strengths of applied mathematics/software engineering on the one hand and macro-molecular chemistry/reaction engineering on the other hand. These two sets of competences are currently rather unrelated but represent an important source of innovation for creating new models and associated software tools that permit new rational designs of polymer materials. NANOPOLY’s main training objective is the education of a new generation of researchers who are able to bridge the still significant gap between the two mentioned sets of competences. The job market urgently calls for researchers with suchlike sophisticated knowledge and interdisciplinary training. These prospects will make participation in the network a rewarding career option. Through superior training, intense cooperation, and outreach the network will build-up an exeptional multi-disciplinary, European-based community that is able to achieve the crucial transfer of knowledge between the associated fields and thus permit major innovation in improving technological processes that allow tailoring nano-architectures of polymers to specific requirements.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 717 760
Administrative Contact
Jessica Holldack (Ms.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 251 487
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mafalda Marques Moreira Soeiro (Ms.)
USTAV MAKROMOLEKULARNI CHEMIE AV CRVVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 326 634
Address
Heyrovsky Sq 2
162 06 Praha 6
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hana Nadenikova (Ms.)
BASF SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 169 878
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Roeper (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 390 446
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jo Lansbergen (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 240 489
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Charo Sanchez (Ms.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 217 085
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Massimo Morbidelli (Prof.)
Dr. M. Wulkow Computing in Technology GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 192 904
Address
Oldenburger Str. 200
26180 Rastede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Wulkow (Dr.)
STICHTING DUTCH POLYMER INSTITUTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 196 023
Address
John F Kennedylaan 2
5600 AX Eindhoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Stamhuis (Dr.)