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Design and Fabrication of Functional Surfaces with Controllable Wettability, Adhesion and Reflectivity

Objective

The project “Design and Fabrication of Functional Surfaces with Controllable Wettability, Adhesion and Reflectivity (FabSurfWAR)” focuses on the staff exchange between the partners of EU and Asia, and the development of key enabling techniques of designing and generating micro/nano surface topology with better control of bacterial growth, adhesion, friction and other tribological properties for potential applications from surgical tools, biomedical devices, to turbine blades and agricultural machines. It meets the objectives and requirements of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), by establishing multiple bridges between European and Asian institutions.

The ultimate goal of FabSurfWar is to set up a long-term international and inter-sector collaboration consortium through research and innovation staff exchanges between nine world-recognised institutions in the cutting-edge research area of micro/nano surface engineering with promising applications in scientific and engineering sectors. The synergistic methodologies achieved by FabsurfWAR will serve as the building blocks of the micro/nano functional surface design, fabrication, measurement, characterisation and scale up application, and thus enhance the leading position of the consortium for the scientific and technological progresses in functional surfaces and potential applications.

This project is divided into six inter-related work packages: (1) Setup of knowledge base and road mapping; (2) Surface metrology and modelling; (3) Fabrication and characterisation of functional surfaces; (4) Functional surface devices and applications; (5) Dissemination and exploitation, and (6) Project management. The work packages integrate all activities that will lead to the accomplishment of all the project objectives within 48 months.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/topology

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 207 000

Participants (6)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 184 500
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 184 500
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 148 500
Address
Ammerlaender Heerstrasse 114-118
26129 Oldenburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TTY-SAATIO

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Paseo Manuel De Lardizabal 15
20018 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (4)

Tianjin University
China
Address
Weijin Road 92
300072 Tianjin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Changchun University of Science and Technology
China
Address
Weixing Road 7089
130022 Changchun
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JILIN UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Qianjin Street 2699
130012 Changchun
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA PAHANG
Malaysia
Address
Lebuhraya Tun Razak Gambang
26300 Kuantan Pahang
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments