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A European Training Network for Functional Hybrid Coatings by Molecular Layer Deposition

A European Training Network for Functional Hybrid Coatings by Molecular Layer Deposition

Objective

HYCOAT is the first ETN at the intersection of chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering dealing with the synthesis and applications of hybrid coatings grown by molecular layer deposition (MLD). With self-limiting binary reactions, MLD is the ideal ultra-thin film deposition technique, offering unique advantages for growing uniform, conformal hybrid films providing precise and flexible control over the film thickness and chemical composition at molecular scale. This new field of MLD is pioneered at nanoscience laboratories across Europe. HYCOAT provides a European approach to facilitate an interdisciplinary and multi-environment (Universities, Research Centers, SMEs & Large industries) platform for training a new generation of MLD researchers. A coordinated effort of 10 beneficiaries and 16 partner organizations from 7 European countries (Belgium, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway and Spain), HYCOAT targets the development of novel precursor chemistries, processes, characterisation and modelling of MLD and the demonstration of hybrid coatings in four key high impact fields of application relevant for European industries, in packaging, biomedical, electronics and batteries. Understanding and engineering of hybrid coatings by MLD is essential for its wide range of applications and the interaction with European high-tech industry is ensured through the active participation of 10 industries, 2 university hospitals and a synchrotron facility. Training will take place through research projects, courses and workshops, with the emphasis on self-directed, hands-on, collaborative learning. This European knowledge alliance with an inter- and trans-disciplinary mobility and an intense collaboration between the private and public entities is needed to equip the next generation of researchers and extrapolate Europe’s current pioneering role in the science of MLD towards a leadership in economic and societal impact of innovations enabled by MLD.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Address

Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 501 120

Participants (9)

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HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 538 290,72

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 269 145,36

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 572 550,48

Asociacion - Centro de Investigacion Cooperativa en Nanociencias - CIC NANOGUNE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 495 745,92

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 265 674,60

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 560

RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 501 120

Partners (16)

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ASM MICROCHEMISTRY OY

OSLO UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUS HF

PICOSUN OY

EUROPLASMA

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

COATING TECHNOLOGIES SL

UMICORE

UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT

MEYER BURGER (NETHERLANDS) BV

SYNCHROTRON SOLEIL SOCIETE CIVILE

Sempa Systems

Nordic Institute of Dental Materials

BENEQ OY

SOLVAY SA

TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE

Harvard Medical School

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 765378

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 898 797,84

  • EU contribution

    € 3 898 797,84

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium