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A multiscale approach towards mesostructured porous material design

Objective

"MULTIMAT addresses (1) the industrial and societal need for affordable materials that have a highly defined and large porosity together with the required (mechanical, chemical and/or thermal) robustness for application in thermal insulation, catalysts, fuel cells and oil spill remediation and (2) the scientific need to better understand the mechanisms underlying the assembly of small building blocks into larger structures that are ordered hierarchally across multiple scales (""multiscale assembly""). Together this will contribute to achieving MULTIMAT's future aim: Understanding and ultimately steering the bottom-up construction of materials with complex hierarchical structures.

MULTIMAT will train a next generation of scientists (13 ESRs) able to master this complex design-and-assembly process.

The MULTIMAT research activities include 1) the design and synthesis of building blocks with tailor made shapes and sizes, 2) their (co)-assembly into ordered structures with predefined mesoscale organisation, 3) the in-situ analysis of the development of morphology of structure during these processes, 4) the simulation of the structure formation from the molecular to the mesoscale level and the prediction of related physical properties, 5) the evaluation and testing of the properties and performance in selected technological applications.

MULTIMAT brings together leading scientists from all relevant disciplines, and a large number of industrial partners, multinationals as well as SMEs. This strong involvement of industry clearly demonstrates the need for researchers educated in steering colloidal self-organisation. Direct outcomes of the project will include novel building blocks, (super-)porous materials with outstanding properties and novel tools for in situ imaging and molecular modelling.
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Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 751 935,38

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER NEUE MATERIALIEN GEMEINNUETZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Campus D2 2
66123 Saarbruecken
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Nouryon PULP AND PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
.
445 80 Bohus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEPAREX SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Jacques Monod 5
54250 Champigneulles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NANOLYTICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 149 322,21
Address
Am Muhlenberg 11
14476 Potsdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 30 667,47
Address
Universitatsstrasse 10
78464 Konstanz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments