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Paramagnetic Species in Catalysis Research. A Unified Approach Towards Heterogeneous, Homogeneous and Enzyme Catalysis

Objective

PARACAT aims at educating a group of young researchers to implement methods for cutting edge research in the field of catalysis, comprehensively exploring for the first time the role of open-shell species, an innovative area at the intersections between chemistry, physics and biology. The programme puts strong emphasis on ethics and social reflections by combining the scientific expertise of (bio)chemists, (bio)physicists and industrial partners with the input of an ethicist to form a new generation of scientists capable to take up appropriate societal responsibilities as experts in their field. PARACAT is set up by a consortium formed by 5 academic beneficiaries flanked by 1 research institute, 3 industrial organizations and 2 academic institutions as partners, collaborating in the research and training activities to offer 10 early-stage-researchers the possibility of being awarded with double doctoral degrees in two different European countries. The overall PARACAT programme will address the role of paramagnetism in catalysis with a focus on a knowledge-based bottom-up approach, integrating homogeneous, heterogeneous and bio-catalysis with the objective of 1) designing new catalysts based on earth abundant and safe elements; 2) discovery of new and more sustainable reaction pathways for the activation of small molecules and selective oxidations by learning from nature; 3) enabling new routes for polymerization and de-polymerization reactions. The training programme overcomes barriers between traditional disciplines providing top level tuition on topics spanning from advanced spectroscopic methods, synthesis and property characterization, to quantum chemical modelling, and on a full set of complementary skills .The goal is therefore to build a chain of knowledge whereby fundamental understanding is translated into practical applications by the synergistic interaction between academic and industrial partners, in an ethical and social dimension.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EJD - European Joint Doctorates

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 512 640
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 501 809,76
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

BIOPOLIS SL
Spain
Address
Calle Catedratico Agustin Escardino 9
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Basell Poliolefine Italia srl
Italy
Address
Via Pontaccio 10
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BRUKER BIOSPIN GMBH
Germany
Address
Am Silberstreifen
76287 Rheinstetten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations