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Integrated self-assembled SWITCHable systems and materials: towards responsive organic electronics – a multi-site innovative training action

Objective

iSwitch will offer top-level multi-disciplinary and supra-sectorial training to a pool of talented young researchers, involving contributions from different scientific and technological fields such as, supramolecular chemistry, materials, nanoscience, physics and engineering. iSwitch’s appointees will be trained through lecture courses, dedicated international schools and workshops, topical conferences, secondments to other consortium nodes and an ambitious and carefully planned research activities benefiting from the expertise of world-leading senior PIs and of younger but well-established PIs with outstanding track records in training and research. Additionally, iSwitch will generate new ground-breaking S&T knowledge needed to obtain efficient and fast switching in supramolecular electro- and opto-active materials as a response to external stimuli. This will be accomplished via controlled self-assembly of multicomponent architectures incorporating molecular switches, for fabricating responsive and multifunctional optoelectronic supramolecular devices. We are particularly interested in developing nano- and macro-scale switchable transistors and light-emitting devices as new solutions to (nanoscale) multifunctional organic-based logics.
The specific training and research objectives are:
- Design and synthesis of a (macro)molecular toolbox including electroactive and responsive systems as well as semiconducting and metallic nanostructures
- Controlled interfaces of switches on (non)planar surfaces
- Self-assembly of multicomponent systems into multifunctional architectures and materials
- Multiscale structural, optical and electrical characterization of systems including Scanning Probe studies and time-resolved spectroscopy
- Fabrication and characterization of switchable devices, i.e., transistors for “logics” and light-emitting devices for photonics, and related applications (optical illumination, optical filtering/landscaping, optical sensors, photovoltaics, etc.)

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/optical sensors
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
67081 Strasbourg
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 547 624,65

Participants (10)

BASF SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 238 936,80
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE MONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Place Du Parc 20
7000 Mons
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCRIBA NANOTECNOLOGIE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 505 871,87
Address
Via Di Corticella 183/8
40128 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (3)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
A.P.E. RESEARCH SRL
Italy
Address
Basovizza Ss 14 Km 163,5 Area Di Ricerca
34012 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)