Reinforcement of research potential of the Department of Materials Engineering in the field of processing and characterization of nanostructured materials

Acronym: DEMATEN
Title: Reinforcement of research potential of the Department of Materials Engineering in the field of processing and characterization of nanostructured materials
Status: Active
Funding Organization: European Union

REGPOT

NCSR D

Role:

Partner
Leader in charge: E. Mosxopoulou
Start Date: 1st May 2008
Duration: 36 months
Project

Website:

http://www.tf.uns.ac.rs/dematen/index.html
Summary The research activities at DEMATEN are focused on processing and characterization of nanostructured materials: nanopowders, nanotubes, nanofilms, nanocomposites. The objectives of the proposed project are the reinforcement of research potential of DEMATEN and strengthening partnerships among centres of excellence established in the EU’s convergence region, the Member States and the Western Balkan Countries (WBC). This will be realized by:
    • improving networking and exchanging of know-how and experience among the countries concerned through trans-national two-way secondments of research staff;
    • sending young scientists in the EU centres for training or 6 to carry out specific research experiments;
    • reinforcing the human potential of DEMATEN (and three research centres from the EU’s convergence region) by hiring new young researchers;
    • upgrading and renewal of S&T research equipment and v) organising of workshops and conference.

Achievement of these goals should enable the research group of DEMATEN to become expert and competent in the challenging field of nanomaterials and nanotechnology, to reinforce the WBC research potential and to contribute to sustainable research development by reinforcing S&T potential. The proposed project explores the synthesis, characterization and processing of nanostructured materials as well as their integration into novel technologies. Realization of the project would facilitate integration of DEMATEN into the European research area as an appropriate partner in fundamental as well as applied research projects.