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Field driven materials for functions, dissipation, and mimicking Pavlovian adaptation

Objective

During the recent years, biological materials have extensively inspired materials scientists towards new properties, e.g., for composites, photonics, and wetting. The future grand challenge is to mimic biological active materials towards new properties that commonly have not been connected with man-made materials. Due to the biological complexity, conceptually new approaches are needed in materials science. In the project DRIVEN, field-driven dissipative out-of-equilibrium self-assemblies are developed in the colloidal and molecular scale. In the proposal, instead of using chemical fuels to drive dissipative self-assemblies, which is ubiquitous in Nature, imposed fields are here used to drive the system out-of-equilibrium towards new assemblies and functions. The project show steps with growing risks towards highly ambitious new materials mimicking aspects from active biological materials.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

ERC-2016-ADG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant

Host institution

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 499 999

Beneficiaries (1)

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 2 499 999
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments