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Fundaments and Principles for Measurement and Characterization of 21st Century Science and Engineering Surfaces

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 228117

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2009

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-IDEAS-ERC

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 895 152,20

  • EU contribution

    € 1 895 152,20

Hosted by:

UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD

United Kingdom

Objective

This proposed project explores fundaments and principles for surface measurement and characterization for ultra/nano-precision non-Euclidean geometry and deterministic surfaces, which are vital for making possible key areas of 21st century science - pure and applied, engineering and bio-engineering. The research will explore an original integrated measurement and characterization system with two major aspects: (1) Characterization: to develop radical new thinking as to what are the fundamental building blocks of a texture-characterization system and apply that thinking to non-Euclidean and deterministic surfaces. It will explore necessary and sufficient mathematical operations and principles, surface decomposition models, distortion-free representation of texture etc. (2) Measurement: to investigate principles and enabling optical methods to on-line/in-line measurement for ultra/nano-precision non-Euclidean geometry and deterministic surfaces. The fruits of this research project will significantly facilitate surface-manufacturing control and functional performance of surfaces applied in 21st Century Science and Engineering over a wide set of sectors. Examples are surfaces used in optics and target shells in high-power laser-energy systems, optics in new earth/space-based large telescopes (e.g. the 42 m E-ELT telescope), interfaces in fluid-dynamics (energy-efficient jet engines, aircraft fuselages and wings), long-life human-joint implants, microelectronics and MEMS/NEMS devices in nanotechnology applications. The capability to perform surface quantitative measurements and characterization on the above key components does not exist today. This confronts the state-of-the-art in surface-measurement science with regard to new surface characteristics (structured or patterned surfaces), extremity of size (1 m - 2 m), ultra precision (1 in 10^9), quality, complexity of shape (non-Euclidean geometry), or combinations of these aspects.
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Principal Investigator

Xiangqian Jiang (Prof.)

Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD

Address

Queensgate
Hd1 3dh Huddersfield

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 895 152,20

Principal Investigator

Xiangqian Jiang (Prof.)

Administrative Contact

Denise Ogden (Ms.)

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 895 152,20

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 228117

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2009

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-IDEAS-ERC

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 895 152,20

  • EU contribution

    € 1 895 152,20

Hosted by:

UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD

United Kingdom