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Hierarchical Self Assembly of Polymeric Soft Systems

Objective

"The production of the next generation of functional soft systems and materials capable of meeting the current and future demands of society in a sustainable manner will require both new technologies and highly trained scientists. Supramolecular chemistry provides a powerful approach to develop new self-assembled materials with emerging properties, such as healability, recyclability and facile processability. The SASSYPOL ITN will train the next generation of European scientists with the skills necessary to overcome such future demands and simultaneously develop new strategies for the preparation of hierarchically self-assembled polymeric soft systems, which greatly impact important fields such as biomedicine, energy, composite materials and sensing. The ITN unites many leading experts in the areas of supramolecular and polymer chemistry with partners from the industrial sector. Expertise of all partners encompasses the general areas of non-covalent chemistry, with individual research competencies focusing on a number of specific themes including liquid crystalline materials, hydrogen-bonded supramolecules, molecular systems based on host-guest interactions, and advanced modeling and characterisation techniques of complex polymeric and self-assembled materials. The complementarity and diversity realised in synthesis, analysis, and applications is crucial for successful research and training in this area. A number of partners from the private sector will extend the fellows’ training beyond that of traditional academic settings −they will have the critical role of bridging fundamental science with application and commercialisation of the results. Indeed, SupraPolix (a SME), one of SASSYPOL’s industrial full partners is a perfect example of the commercialisation of cutting-edge science initially developed at an academic laboratory. Our activities will thus possess both breadth and quality that can only be achieved through an interdisciplinary pan-European effort."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 148 141
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 245 237,95
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enrico Dalcanale (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 478 122,90
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laurent Nelissen (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 230 201,62
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oscar Lopez Lorente (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 288 576,62
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David A Leigh (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE FRIBOURG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 265 035,75
Address
Avenue De L Europe 20
1700 Fribourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas F M Kilbinger (Prof.)
ELANTAS ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 212 155,25
Address
Via Strada Antolini 1
43044 Collecchio Pr Lemignano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Caterina Grassi (Mrs.)
SUPRAPOLIX BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 240 381,47
Address
Horsten 1 Mmp 1.29
5612 AX Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anton W Bosman (Dr.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 225 588,88
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gelinde Riese (Mrs.)
ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET DECHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE LA VILLE DEPARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 259 468,67
Address
Rue Vauquelin 10
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
François Fuseau