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FUnctional Nitrides for Energy Applications

Objective

The FUNEA vision is to develop an integrated and multidisciplinary research and training programme in the field of inorganic nitrides for energy applications. In terms of fundamental research, the FUNEA aims to advance the state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of inorganic nitrides and mixed nitride-anion systems by achieving the ability to synthesise, manipulate, characterize, understand and model binary and ternary nitrides and oxonitrides with functional properties. By this a breakthrough in the nitride chemistry will be achieved steering in a new era for materials with advanced functionality and exceptional levels of performance. In terms of technological applications, the FUNEA focuses on the energetic applications of novel nitride-based materials with this addressing the main needs of the 21st century. To meet this vision, eight European academic research groups with complementary expertise in the synthesis, processing and characterization of materials and five industrial partners, each of whom have made a commitment to study these new functional nitrides, have decided to create a network of scientific cooperation with the following goals: (i) to create an interdisciplinary approach to the synthesis, processing and characterization of novel nitrides for energy applications, (ii) to train high-quality young researchers, experienced in the interdisciplinary science of the nitrides. These young professionals will lead the field forward and onward to its bright future in the European science and technology. Specifically, FUNEA aims to train 11 ESRs and 2 ERs with an overall target of 40% women researchers, and (iii) to establish a European network of scientists in academic institutes and industry in the field of inorganic nitrides, that will continue to grow and enhance European competitiveness over the next years.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 472 286,88
Administrative Contact
Ralf Riedel (Prof.)

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITE MONTPELLIER 2 SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES

Participation ended

France
Address
Place Eugene Bataillon 2
34095 Montpellier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Michel Portefaix (Dr.)
USTAV ANORGANICKEJ CHEMIE SLOVENSKA AKADEMIA VIED (Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences)
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 436 049,64
Address
Dubravska Cesta 9
845 36 Bratislava Karlova Ves
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Pavol Sajgalik (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 255 824,02
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gian Domenico Soraru (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 255 824,02
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guido Ardizzon (Prof.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 261 759,42
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
James Shen (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 236 143,08
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marcus Urban (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
EU contribution
€ 262 071,82
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Michel Portefaix (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 071,82
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anne Fagon (Ms.)
FAURECIA EMISSIONS CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 203 799,96
Address
Biberbachstrasse 9 9
86154 Augsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helmut Wieser (Dr.)
MDA ILERI TEKNOLOJI SERAMIKLERI SANAYI TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 207 715,96
Address
Organize Sanayi Bolgesi Teknoloji
26110 Eskisehir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hasan Mandal (Prof.)
AZ ELECTRONIC MATERIALS (GERMANY) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 203 799,96
Address
Rheingaustrasse 190-196
65203 Wiesbaden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Pinzka