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Novel conducting polymer composites for applications in medicine

Objective

The goal of the PolyMed project is to develop a lasting collaboration between top class research teams in Europe and the US/Canada that fosters progress in the broad area of organic bioelectronics through progress in materials science. This will be realized via a cross-European, trans-continental network. Such a network is required as materials science is a discipline that has emerged first from a convergence of chemistry and physics, but has also recently embraced biological sciences, gaining cues from biological processes for design of novel materials. The PolyMed network will be a key driver for materials science through rapid identification and development of novel applications for existing and new materials, and will advance technological processes by building in enhanced capabilities in devices made from these materials; for example for sensing biological events or indeed acting as surrogates in case of biological dysfunction, i.e. in prosthetics. The combined expertise in PolyMed is essential to achieve a transformative impact.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 63 000
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)

Participants (2)

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES MINES DE SAINT-ETIENNE
France
EU contribution
€ 29 400
Address
Cours Fauriel 158
42023 Saint Etienne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roisin Owens (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 29 400
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Pezzella (Dr.)