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Design of novel high performance catalysts and biosensors based on deposited mass-selected clusters assisted by computational theoretical screening

Design of novel high performance catalysts and biosensors based on deposited mass-selected clusters assisted by computational theoretical screening

Objective

"The main S&T objective of CATSENSE is to design novel high performance catalysts and biosensors by a new interactive approach combining i. the production of mono and bi-metallic gas-phase clusters of controlled homogeneity, ii. the extensive characterisation of their morphology, structure (ex and in situ) and optical properties, iii. theoretical modelling and screening, and iv. catalytic and biosensing laboratory tests. Prototypes of the most promising catalyst and biosensor will be tested in realistic operative conditions through intense collaboration with our industrial partners.
Biosensing and Catalysis applications are of paramount importance in Europe nowadays and are directly related to core issues of the Renewed Lisbon strategy, i.e, Health and Environment, respectively. Combining these technologies in a new supra-discipline of cluster-based nanotechnology will allow CATSENSE to contribute to the challenges that nanotechnology is now facing in Europe: a poor commercialisation track record of new discoveries and a shortage of adequately trained professionals. The training program will deliver nanotechnology experts corresponding to the need of the job market through a multi-level interdisciplinary and intersectorial network. The balanced program combines local expert training by academia and industrial partners, a network-wide secondment scheme, and a dense seminar, workshop and school schedule."

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Address

Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 006 295,40

Administrative Contact

Sofie Heroes (Ms.)

Participants (6)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 842 325,44

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 296 239,47

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 500 595,90

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 503 075,75

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 500 595,90

Teer Coatings Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 289 016,62

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 607417

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 938 144,54

  • EU contribution

    € 3 938 144,54

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium