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"MOLECULAR-SCALE ELECTRONICS: Concepts, Contacts and Stability ""MOLESCO"""

Objective

"The MOLESCO network will create a unique training and research environment to develop a pool of young researchers capable of achieving breakthroughs aimed at realising the immense potential of molecular electronics. In part this will involve the major challenges of design and fabrication of molecular-scale devices. To deliver this step-change in capability, MOLESCO will coordinate the activities of internationally-leading scientists from six different countries. MOLESCO has secured the participation of nine private sector partners, including one of Europe’s leading industrial electronics-research laboratories (IBM Research–Zurich) as a full partner. A highly-integrated approach to the experimental and theoretical aspects of molecular-scale electronics will deliver the fundamental knowledge and new fabrication strategies needed to underpin future nanotechnologies targeted for electronics applications. MOLESCO represents a highly interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration between teams with an extensive portfolio of skills, including molecular synthesis, fabrication of molecular junctions, imaging of molecular junctions with atomic resolution, measurements of charge transport, and electronic structure and transport calculations. Training will be delivered in a series of high-priority actions primarily aimed at providing the researchers with an outstanding career development platform. The network has a strong focus on interdisciplinary training; it is built on several well-established and fruitful collaborations between the partners and seeks to bridge an existing educational gap in the European Research Arena. The development of complementary skills (presentation, management, technology transfer, IP protection, outreach and intersectoral training) will be implemented throughout the lifetime of the project. Specialist professional training in dissemination and outreach will be delivered by our Associate Partner BLP, a professional media production company."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 966 098,60
Administrative Contact
Wendy Harle (Ms.)

Participants (9)

IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 261 515,77
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Catherine Trachsel (Mrs.)
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 222 068,88
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dirk Guldi (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 525 231,50
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Wandlowski (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 285 056,62
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Taylor (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 526 331,50
Address
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michel Calame (Dr.)
FUNDACION IMDEA NANOCIENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 455 563,25
Address
Calle Faraday 9 Ciudad Universitaria De Cantoblanco
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Jesús Villa (Dr.)
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 284 579,47
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lone Ladegaard Laursen (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 236 861,45
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose Van Vugt (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET REGENSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 222 068,88
Address
Universitatsstrasse 31
93053 Regensburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Johanna Kronberger