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Soft Matter Composites - An approach to nanoscale functional materials

Objective

The proposed network of excellence aims to establish a knowledge base for an intelligent design of functional andnanoscale soft matter composites. It will do so in overcoming the present 2 fold fragmentation of this extremely important field for the development of new materials at the interface of non-living and living matter where the delicate self-organizing principles of polymeric, amphiphilic and colloidal matter are ubiquitous. At present the field is fragmented along the disciplinary lines of theoretical and experimental physics, computer simulation, chemistry and applied biology. On the other hand we are witnessing another fragmentation following the material structures themselves in terms of polymers, colloids, surfactants, membranes and biopolymers. The overriding concern ofSoftComp is to overcome this 2-fold fragmentation in the creation of a virtual interdisciplinary research centre dealing jointly with the manifold of soft matter materials. This unleashes a range of exciting and intelligently designed hybrid materials and structures. The network unites the very best European research groups from the traditionally separated soft matter fields. It furthermore connects these academic groups with a sizeable fraction of Europe's most important industry dealing with such materials. All participants have already a track record in collaboration between disciplines ensuring the success of Soft Comp. By working on both materials and disciplinary axes of fragmentation, the leading researchers represented by Soft Comp will create an integrated team that is enabled to activate the European potential in soft matter composite materials and to disseminate excellence in extensive training and knowledge transfer schemes.'

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Address
Leo-brandt-str.
52428 Juelich
Germany

Participants (29)

A. MICKIEWICZ UNIVERSITY
Poland
Address
Ul. H. Wieniawskiego 1
Poznan
BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Carl-bosch-str. 38
Ludwigshafen
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3 Rue Michel Ange
Paris
DANMARK TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK)
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelunds Vej 1
Kgs. Lyngby
DOW BENELUX B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Herbert H. Dowweg 5
Terneuzen
ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET CHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE PARIS
France
Address
10 Rue Vauquelin
Paris
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS
Greece
Address
Road To Voutes (Vasilika Vouton)
Heraklion
GEORG-AUGUST UNIVERSITÄT GÖTTINGEN, STIFTUNG DES ÖFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
Göttingen
HEINRICH-HEINE UNIVERSITÄT DÜSSELDORF
Germany
Address
Universitätstrasse 1
Düsseldorf
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Road
London
INSTITUT CURIE
France
Address
26 Rue D'ulm
Paris
JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITÄT
Germany
Address
Saarstrasse 21
Mainz
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven
RHODIA OPERATIONS
France
Address
40 Rue De La Haie Coq
Aubervilliers
RHODIA S.A.
France
Address
26, Quai Alphonse Le Gallo
Boulogne
SCHLUMBERGER CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
High Cross, Madingley Road
Cambridge
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh
UNILEVER UK CENTRAL RESOURCES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Unilever House, Blackfriars
London
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAÍS VASCO / EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
Address
Barrio Sarriena S/n
Leioa (Bizkaia)
UNIVERSIDADE DE VIGO
Spain
Address
Campus Universitario
Vigo
UNIVERSITE DE FRIBOURG
Switzerland
Address
Avenue De L'europe 20
Fribourg
UNIVERSITY OF COLOGNE
Germany
Address
Albertus-magnus-platz
Köln
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerloolaan 1
Enschede
UNIVERSITÀ DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 2
Roma
UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
Place De L'université, 1
Louvain-la-neuve
UTRECHT UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
Utrecht
WEIZMANN LNSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
Address
Herzel Street 2
Rehovot