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A multiscale approach towards mesostructured porous material design

A multiscale approach towards mesostructured porous material design

Objective

"MULTIMAT addresses (1) the industrial and societal need for affordable materials that have a highly defined and large porosity together with the required (mechanical, chemical and/or thermal) robustness for application in thermal insulation, catalysts, fuel cells and oil spill remediation and (2) the scientific need to better understand the mechanisms underlying the assembly of small building blocks into larger structures that are ordered hierarchally across multiple scales (""multiscale assembly""). Together this will contribute to achieving MULTIMAT's future aim: Understanding and ultimately steering the bottom-up construction of materials with complex hierarchical structures.

MULTIMAT will train a next generation of scientists (13 ESRs) able to master this complex design-and-assembly process.

The MULTIMAT research activities include 1) the design and synthesis of building blocks with tailor made shapes and sizes, 2) their (co)-assembly into ordered structures with predefined mesoscale organisation, 3) the in-situ analysis of the development of morphology of structure during these processes, 4) the simulation of the structure formation from the molecular to the mesoscale level and the prediction of related physical properties, 5) the evaluation and testing of the properties and performance in selected technological applications.

MULTIMAT brings together leading scientists from all relevant disciplines, and a large number of industrial partners, multinationals as well as SMEs. This strong involvement of industry clearly demonstrates the need for researchers educated in steering colloidal self-organisation. Direct outcomes of the project will include novel building blocks, (super-)porous materials with outstanding properties and novel tools for in situ imaging and molecular modelling.
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Address

Groene Loper 3
5612 Ae Eindhoven

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 805 138,36

Participants (8)

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UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 510 748,56

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 527 318,64

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER NEUE MATERIALIEN GEMEINNUETZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 263 659,32

AKZO NOBEL PULP AND PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 263 659,32

SEPAREX SAS

France

NANOLYTICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 128 069,58

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 676045

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2016

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 294 386,02

  • EU contribution

    € 3 294 386,02

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands