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Complex RhEologies in Earth dynamics and industrial Processes

Objective

The CREEP Innovative Training Network is a training and career development platform for early stage researchers (ESRs) in Geodynamics, Mineral Physics, Seismology, Fluid Mechanics, and Materials Sciences. It aims to structure the collaboration in research and doctoral training between 10 leading academic centers in Earth Sciences in Europe: the CNRS (FR), represented by Geosciences Montpellier and the FAST Orsay, the universities of Bristol, Durham and UCL (UK), Munster and Mainz (DE), Roma TRE (IT) and Utrecht (NL), and as a partner organization: ETH (CH), and 11 partner organizations whose activity encompasses a variety of industrial applications of rheology: oil (Baker Hughes, Schlumberger) and chemical industries (AkzoNobel), glass (Schott) and steel (APERAM) producers, and high-technology SMEs (Rockfield, IGEM, GMuG, MP Strumenti, Geospatial Research, Reykjavik Geothermal).
CREEP will provide training to 16 early stage researchers (among which 2 will be self-funded by partner ETH) via a structured program of cross-disciplinary collaborative research, specialized short courses, and workshops. This experience-based training is centered on research projects leading to a PhD that focus on the complex mechanical behavior of Earth materials and its implications for geodynamic and industrial processes. These research projects cover a large spectra of applications from the study of the deformation of the Earth surface (earthquakes) and deep layers to geothermal and petroleum exploration and industrial processes. Through them, the ESRs will acquire skills in experimentation, modelling of deformation at various space and time scales, and seismology. CREEP will also provide the ESRs: (1) essential career-management skills via courses and practical activities aimed to develop their organizational, management and networking skills and (2) experience and understanding of the impact of research for the private sector via secondments in the industrial partners.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology/seismology
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics/fluid mechanics
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/petroleum
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/hydrocarbons
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/plasma physics

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 051 502,40

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Saarstrasse 21
55122 Mainz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Ostiense 159
00154 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (12)

ETH Zurich
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCHOTT AG
Germany
Address
Hattenbergstrasse 10
55122 Mainz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
APERAM R&D
France
Address

Luxembourg
Activity type
Other
ROCKFIELD
United Kingdom
Address

Rockfield
Activity type
Other
Institut für Innovation, Transfer and Beratung GmbH
Germany
Address

Bingen
Activity type
Other
Baker Hughes
Netherlands
Address

Rotterdam
Activity type
Other
NOURYON INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Velperweg 76
6824 BM Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Gesellschaft für Materialprüfung und Geophysik GmbH
Germany
Address

Bad Nauheim
Activity type
Other
M. Penatti Strumenti srl.
Italy
Address

Bussero
Activity type
Other
Reykjavik Geothermal
Iceland
Address

Reykjavik
Activity type
Other
Schlumberger
France
Address

Clamart
Activity type
Other
Geospatial Research Ltd
United Kingdom
Address

Durham
Activity type
Other