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Design of novel high performance catalysts and biosensors based on deposited mass-selected clusters assisted by computational theoretical screening

Objective

"The main S&T objective of CATSENSE is to design novel high performance catalysts and biosensors by a new interactive approach combining i. the production of mono and bi-metallic gas-phase clusters of controlled homogeneity, ii. the extensive characterisation of their morphology, structure (ex and in situ) and optical properties, iii. theoretical modelling and screening, and iv. catalytic and biosensing laboratory tests. Prototypes of the most promising catalyst and biosensor will be tested in realistic operative conditions through intense collaboration with our industrial partners.
Biosensing and Catalysis applications are of paramount importance in Europe nowadays and are directly related to core issues of the Renewed Lisbon strategy, i.e, Health and Environment, respectively. Combining these technologies in a new supra-discipline of cluster-based nanotechnology will allow CATSENSE to contribute to the challenges that nanotechnology is now facing in Europe: a poor commercialisation track record of new discoveries and a shortage of adequately trained professionals. The training program will deliver nanotechnology experts corresponding to the need of the job market through a multi-level interdisciplinary and intersectorial network. The balanced program combines local expert training by academia and industrial partners, a network-wide secondment scheme, and a dense seminar, workshop and school schedule."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/biosensing

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 006 295,40
Administrative Contact
Sofie Heroes (Ms.)

Participants (6)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 842 325,44
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 296 239,47
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ib Chorkendorff (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 500 595,90
Address
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gianfranco Pacchioni (Prof.)
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 503 075,75
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lea Pais (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 500 595,90
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paolo Milani (Prof.)
TEER COATINGS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 289 016,62
Address
West Stone House West Stone Berry Hill Industrial Estate
WR9 9AS Droitwich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kevin Cooke (Dr.)