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Colloidal Nanomaterials for Smart Applications

Objective

"The COMPASS project unites key players in Europe and the US with the aim to advance the field of colloidal nanocrystal (NC) synthesis and assembly and their exploitation in photonics, sensing, energy conversion and medicine. COMPASS aims to (i) develop colloidal NCs with desired properties by controlling their size, shape and composition, and to demonstrate routes allowing for large production volumes with nearly identical size and shape; (ii) develop approaches for NC self-assembly in ordered superlattices constituting NC solids with novel properties; (iii) understand the optoelectronic properties of novel NC-based materials by advanced optical and scanning probe spectroscopy methods, and explore pathways for their implementation in light emission, sensing, energy conversion and medicine; (iv) establish a consolidated network between leading EU and US institutes to provide a stimulating international environment for talented young researchers; (v) advance the level of R&D in Europe and the US and foster technology transfer and dissemination; (vii) raise the awareness of the general public on the prospects of NC materials in future technologies. Young scientists will be formed by ""training by research"" in long term stays at host labs and by lecture series held in the network that cover specific research topics, technology transfer and management/communication skills, leading to an interdisciplinary and international formation. The exchange will consolidate existing initial links between some of the lead scientists in COMPASS and establish a long lasting network that will have strong impact on science and education with significant repercussions in industry. The work plan is divided in 5 strongly linked workpackages that deal with Management, NC Fabrication, Self Assembly and Surface Functionalization, Photonics and Optoelectronics, and Energy Conversion. COMPASS will be guided by an executive board that consists of the coordinator and the lead PIs of the partners."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/energy conversion
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/optoelectronics
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 324 000

Participants (3)

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 207 000
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 103 500
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (3)

TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
United States
Address
Amsterdam Avenue 1210 Room
10027 7003 New York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CORNELL UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Pine Tree Road 373
14850 Ithaca Ny
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments