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Plant-inspired materials and surfaces

Obiettivo

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.

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H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Coordinatore

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
Indirizzo
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 117 665,62

Partecipanti (3)

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

Partner (9)

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

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