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DEFect NETwork materials science and engineering

Objective

Porous coordination network materials, also known as Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs), are at the cutting edge of molecular materials science. DEFNET, “DEFect NETwork materials science and engineering”, is the first European Training Network (ETN) at the intersection of chemistry, physics and engineering aimed at structural and functional complexity of MOFs. It provides a unique interdisciplinary training platform for early stage researchers and combines the expertise of the academic and the non-academic sector for fundamental development and industrial application and technology transfer aspects. The research and the training program in materials synthesis, characterization, computational modelling and application is accomplished in a coordinated effort involving 8 academic and 8 industrial partners from 6 European countries. DEFNET will particularly investigate defects, disorder and correlated phenomena in MOFs and related materials. The understanding and the intentional modification of defect structures of porous coordination networks is essential for advanced controlling their properties in catalysis, gas capture and separation beyond existing materials limitations. Benchmarking will be done against selected zeolite materials, which are very well established for large scale industrial applications. It is anticipated that superior functionalities of defect engineered MOFs will be identified which cannot be achieved by employing other porous materials.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96

Participants (10)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 751 680
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUBOTHERM GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Konrad-zuse-strasse 4
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOFTWARE FOR CHEMISTRY & MATERIALS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
De Boelelaan 1083
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERGAKADEMIE FREIBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Akademiestrasse 6
09599 Freiberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (7)

Evonik Industries AG
Germany
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMPANIA ESPANOLA DE PETROLEOS SA
Spain
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 259 A Torre Cepsa
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOLVAY SA
Belgium
Address
Rue De Ransbeek 310
1120 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLARIANT PRODUKTE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Germany
Address
Bruningstrasse 50
65929 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LINDE AG
Germany
Address
Klosterhofstrasse 1
80331 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
British American Tobacco
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Other
DIAMOND LIGHT SOURCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Diamond House Harwell Science & Innovation Campus Chilton
0X11 0DE Didcot
Activity type
Other