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A European Training Network for Functional Hybrid Coatings by Molecular Layer Deposition

Objective

HYCOAT is the first ETN at the intersection of chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering dealing with the synthesis and applications of hybrid coatings grown by molecular layer deposition (MLD). With self-limiting binary reactions, MLD is the ideal ultra-thin film deposition technique, offering unique advantages for growing uniform, conformal hybrid films providing precise and flexible control over the film thickness and chemical composition at molecular scale. This new field of MLD is pioneered at nanoscience laboratories across Europe. HYCOAT provides a European approach to facilitate an interdisciplinary and multi-environment (Universities, Research Centers, SMEs & Large industries) platform for training a new generation of MLD researchers. A coordinated effort of 10 beneficiaries and 16 partner organizations from 7 European countries (Belgium, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway and Spain), HYCOAT targets the development of novel precursor chemistries, processes, characterisation and modelling of MLD and the demonstration of hybrid coatings in four key high impact fields of application relevant for European industries, in packaging, biomedical, electronics and batteries. Understanding and engineering of hybrid coatings by MLD is essential for its wide range of applications and the interaction with European high-tech industry is ensured through the active participation of 10 industries, 2 university hospitals and a synchrotron facility. Training will take place through research projects, courses and workshops, with the emphasis on self-directed, hands-on, collaborative learning. This European knowledge alliance with an inter- and trans-disciplinary mobility and an intense collaboration between the private and public entities is needed to equip the next generation of researchers and extrapolate Europe’s current pioneering role in the science of MLD towards a leadership in economic and societal impact of innovations enabled by MLD.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 501 120

Participants (9)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 538 290,72
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 269 145,36
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 572 550,48
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Asociacion - Centro de Investigacion Cooperativa en Nanociencias - CIC NANOGUNE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Tolosa Hiribidea 76
20018 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 265 674,60
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 501 120
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (16)

ASM MICROCHEMISTRY OY
Finland
Address
Vaino Auerin Katu 12 A
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OSLO UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUS HF
Norway
Address
Kirkeveien 166 Tarnbygget
0450 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PICOSUN OY
Finland
Address
Tietotie 3
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPLASMA NV
Belgium
Address
Industriepark De Bruwaan 15
9700 Oudenaarde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
United States
Address
North Emmet Street 1001 Office Of Sponsored Programs
22904 4195 Charlottesville
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COATING TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
Address
Av De Tolosa 76 Donostia S
20018 Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UMICORE
Belgium
Address
Rue Du Marais 31
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT
Belgium
Address
Martelarenlaan 42
3500 Hasselt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEYER BURGER (NETHERLANDS) BV
Netherlands
Address
Luchthavenweg 10
5657 EB Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNCHROTRON SOLEIL SOCIETE CIVILE
France
Address
L Orme Des Merisiers
91190 Saint Aubin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Sempa Systems
Germany
Address

Dresden
Activity type
Other
Nordic Institute of Dental Materials
Norway
Address
Sognsveien 70A
855 Oslo
Activity type
Other
BENEQ OY
Finland
Address
Olarinluoma 9
02200 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOLVAY SA
Belgium
Address
Rue De Ransbeek 310
1120 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV
Belgium
Address
Bourgetlaan 60
1140 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Harvard Medical School
United States
Address
Massachusetts Avenue 1350
02138 Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments