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Plant-inspired materials and surfaces

Objetivo

Modern polymeric materials and surfaces are a corner-stone of Europe’s economy and research activities. Materials with novel properties are therefore of great interest. Nature provides us with a rich pool of multifunctional materials that can act as concept generators for synthetic materials. The uppermost layer of plant leaves and flower petals, the cuticle, is a smart polymer composite which a variety of functions, ranging from controlled regulation of water permeability, to the formation of structural colour and sticky or non-friction surfaces. The overall aims of PlaMatSu are (1) to address the challenge of creating new functional polymeric materials and surfaces by studying structure formation and function-property relationships in cuticles and (2) to educate the next generation of scientists who have the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge for turning scientific results into innovation.
To reach its aims PlaMatSu will:
- train 9 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) at PhD level in a network of multi-disciplinary labs composed of biologists, physicists, and chemists. The expertise of the supervisors includes evolution and plant biology, responsive polymeric materials, polymer chemistry, surface sciences, optical properties of materials and polymer physics.
- provide ESRs with training in technology transfer, innovation, management, writing, interactions with the public, and intellectual property rights via a set of dedicated workshops.
- offer to each ESR secondments in academia, and most importantly, in private companies. Through latter ESRs will be exposed to the research and development environments of top companies in the chemical, food, polymer processing and scientific services industry.
New bio-inspired materials offer great potential for knowledge creation and innovation. After having completed the research and doctoral program proposed by PlaMatSu, ESRs will be ready to embark on a career in academia or industry.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Coordinador

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
Dirección
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 117 665,62

Participantes (3)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 819 863,64
Dirección
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 747 649,44
Dirección
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE FRIBOURG
Suiza
Aportación de la UE
€ 663 066,90
Dirección
Avenue De L Europe 20
1700 Fribourg
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Socios (9)

BASF SE
Alemania
Dirección
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VDI TECHNOLOGIEZENTRUM GMBH
Alemania
Dirección
Vdi-platz 1
40468 Duesseldorf
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Wikimedia CH
Suiza
Dirección
Rue Voltaire 1
1006 Lausanne
Tipo de actividad
Other
fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG
Alemania
Dirección
Klaus-fischer-straße 1
72178 Waldachtal
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Mars Chocolate UK Ltd
United Kingdom
Dirección
3D Dundee Road
SL1 4LG Slough
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Dr. Tillwich GmbH Werner Stehr
Alemania
Dirección

Horb Am Neckar
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Alemania
Dirección
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
Estados Unidos
Dirección
Butterfield Terrace 70
01003 Amherst
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOKIA R&D (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Dirección
90 Long Acre Covent Garden
WC2E 9RZ London
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)