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Biomimetic Approaches of Natural Functional Surfaces with hierarchical micro & nano structure and the extreme Wettability

Objective

Proposal Full title: Biomimetic Approaches of Natural Functional Surfaces with hierarchical micro & nano structure and the extreme Wettability (Acronym: BioApproNFS Wett)

Abstract:

In the natural world, plants and animals have evolved over time to best adapt to the environment. They interact very effectively with the surrounding environment by exchanging energies and mass flow across their cuticles making use of specific micro structures and functions to achieve the perfect energy balance.

The proposed international research staff exchange programme of “BioApproNFS Wett” brings together five leading universities from four different countries to collaborate in the research area of biomimetic approaches of natural functional surfaces and the extreme wettability. The aim of the proposed programme is to facilitate research staff exchange between the leading institutions in biomimetics so that complementary and synergistic skills can be acquired as per the needs and skills offered by the respective partners. These can then be exploited in the future through initiatives as part of the international joint laboratory that will be established through this project. The programme will have major benefits for early staged researchers from high education institutes and also the industrial companies from both Europe and China. Through research collaboration and staff exchanges, the state-of-the-art technologies of studying biomimetics (or bionics), such as micro scaled fabrication, functional nanoparticle coating, hierarchical micro & nano structure, and surface wettability will be studied and/or applied. Major programmes of the research staff exchanges include research visits, training for early staged researchers, and organising regular open research seminars, workshops and conferences. The dissemination and exploitation will be based on joint research publications and open seminars where the industrial community will be actively encouraged to attend.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 128 100

Participants (5)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON

Participation ended

France
Address
20 Avenue Albert Einstein
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francoise Martin (Ms.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 25 200
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Malhoa (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Queensgate
HD1 3DH Huddersfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Denise Ogden (Ms.)
LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 39 900
Address
Rodney Street 2 Egerton Court
L3 5UX Liverpool

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ian Pennington (Mr.)
DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUR TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 27 300
Address
Korschtalstrasse 26
73770 Denkendorf

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stegmaier Thomas (Dr.)