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Centre for functional and surface-functionalized glasses

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 664440

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2016

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.a.

  • Overall budget:

    € 310 332,25

  • EU contribution

    € 310 332,25

Coordinated by:

TRENCIANSKA UNIVERZITA ALEXANDRA DUBCEKA V TRENCINE

Slovakia

Objective

The scope of the project is the upgrade of existing Centre of excellence for ceramics, glass, and cement, to an internationally recognized Centre for functional and surface-functionalized glasses. The new Centre will be specialized to cutting edge research in the area of glasses with special functional properties (luminescence, electric), and to functionalization of conventional glasses with the aim of modification of their properties, and adding new functionalities. These would comprise reflection, and anti-reflection coatings for solar energy production and optoelectronic applications, increase of glass strength, enhancing the corrosion and leaching resistance of commercially produced glasses, self cleaning/antibacterial coatings of glasses for medical applications, including modification/enhancement of bioactivity. The research topics would include also utilization of waste materials for production of glasses and glass-ceramic materials with high added value.
The project will be aimed at establishment of the Centre as a joint venture of all participating institutions, creation and formalizing the coordination and management structures, upgrading the research infrastructure, expansion of personal capacity of the existing center to the level facilitating achievement of the critical mass for R&D activities, with special attention paid to hiring high quality researchers and engineers from abroad, in order to create creative international environment, and formation of close ties with regional and European glass industries for efficient knowledge transfer.

Coordinator

TRENCIANSKA UNIVERZITA ALEXANDRA DUBCEKA V TRENCINE

Address

Studentska 2
91150 Trencin

Slovakia

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 72 587,50

Participants (4)

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 49 375

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 61 875

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 87 723,75

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 38 771

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 664440

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2016

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.a.

  • Overall budget:

    € 310 332,25

  • EU contribution

    € 310 332,25

Coordinated by:

TRENCIANSKA UNIVERZITA ALEXANDRA DUBCEKA V TRENCINE

Slovakia