SOMATAI

Soft Matter at Aqueous Interfaces

 Coordinatore FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH 

 Organization address address: Leo-Brandt-Strasse
city: JUELICH
postcode: 52425

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Gelinde
Cognome: Riese
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 2461 611854
Fax: +49 2461 612118

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 3˙562˙776 €
 EC contributo 3˙562˙776 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
 Funding Scheme MC-ITN
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-10-01   -   2016-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

 Organization address address: Leo-Brandt-Strasse
city: JUELICH
postcode: 52425

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Gelinde
Cognome: Riese
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 2461 611854
Fax: +49 2461 612118

DE (JUELICH) coordinator 586˙706.84
2    FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

 Organization address address: N PLASTIRA STR 100
city: HERAKLION
postcode: 70013

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Zinovia
Cognome: Papatheodorou
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 2810 391522
Fax: 303810000000

EL (HERAKLION) participant 444˙137.76
3    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ludovic
Cognome: Hamon
Email: send email
Telefono: 33142349417

FR (PARIS) participant 255˙948.66
4    COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

 Organization address address: RUE LEBLANC 25
city: PARIS 15
postcode: 75015

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jean-Christophe
Cognome: Coste
Email: send email
Telefono: 33169089097

FR (PARIS 15) participant 255˙948.66
5    MAX PLANCK INSTITUT FUR EISENFORSCHUNG GMBH

 Organization address address: MAX PLANCK STRASSE 1
city: DUSSELDORF
postcode: 40237

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Birgit
Cognome: Neumann
Email: send email
Telefono: 492117000000
Fax: 492117000000

DE (DUSSELDORF) participant 238˙568.88
6    DSM Innovation Center B.V.

 Organization address address: Mauritslaan 49
city: Urmond
postcode: 6129EL

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Remco
Cognome: Tuinier
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 46 4763484

NL (Urmond) participant 236˙861.46
7    NIZO FOOD RESEARCH BV

 Organization address address: KERNHEMSEWEG 2
city: EDE GLD
postcode: 6718 ZB

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Hans
Cognome: Tromp
Email: send email
Telefono: +31318 659691
Fax: 31318650400

NL (EDE GLD) participant 236˙861.46
8    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

 Organization address address: DEN DOLECH 2
city: EINDHOVEN
postcode: 5612 AZ

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Ilja
Cognome: Voets
Email: send email
Telefono: 31402475074

NL (EINDHOVEN) participant 236˙861.46
9    UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

 Organization address address: Heidelberglaan 8
city: UTRECHT
postcode: 3584 CS

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Pieter
Cognome: Thijssen
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 30 253 3065
Fax: +31 30 2531645

NL (UTRECHT) participant 236˙861.46
10    LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR POLYMERFORSCHUNG DRESDEN EV

 Organization address address: HOHE STRASSE 6
city: DRESDEN
postcode: 1069

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Sandra
Cognome: Martinka
Email: send email
Telefono: 493515000000
Fax: 49351500000000

DE (DRESDEN) participant 222˙068.88
11    LS INSTRUMENTS AG

 Organization address address: PASSAGE DU CARDINAL 1
city: FREIBURG
postcode: 1700

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Andreas Charles
Cognome: Voelker
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 26 422 2429

CH (FREIBURG) participant 213˙622.87
12    EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH

 Organization address address: Raemistrasse 101
city: ZUERICH
postcode: 8092

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Jan
Cognome: Vermant
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 44 633 33 55

CH (ZUERICH) participant 164˙057.96
13    GERMAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO

 Organization address address: AL TAGAMOA AL KHAMES
city: NEW CAIRO CITY

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ahmad
Cognome: Helmy
Email: send email
Telefono: +202 275899908

EG (NEW CAIRO CITY) participant 157˙490.52
14    KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

 Organization address address: Oude Markt 13
city: LEUVEN
postcode: 3000

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Sofie
Cognome: Heroes
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 16 329979
Fax: +32 16 326515

BE (LEUVEN) participant 76˙780.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Soft nanotechnology is generally considered as a field that will have a major impact on technological developments in near future. However, the fundamental understanding of the wealth of new structures lacks far behind, despite supporting activity from material science. Such an understanding is indispensable for sustainable growth of this important research domain and its applications. A physics-oriented interdisciplinary education is urgently needed to guide young researchers to the point where they can tackle the relevant fundamental questions. SOMATAI is set up to provide just such training by combining two distinct scientific fields: Soft matter science is a well established interdisciplinary field for the bulk investigation of polymers, colloids, and liquid crystals with response amplitude and time to external stimuli as a function of soft matter structure being of special interest. The second highly relevant field is interface science, since nano-structured materials contain a huge area of internal interfaces which have an essential impact on material properties. The application of the soft matter approach to interfaces promises new and deeper understanding of interfacial phenomena. Interfaces of a water phase to a solid, liquid or gaseous second phase are of special interest and a focal point of SOMATAI. Such interfaces are highly relevant to products from European industry (food, cosmetics, paints) and processes (washing, coating, water purification). They have an outstanding importance from a scientific point of view due to specific interactions at such interfaces. This carefully planned teaching and research programme in a network of 10 leading academic partners, 1 large scale companies, 2 SMEs, and 4 top-level associated partners from Germany, Taiwan and the USA will ensure that young researchers are given an excellent training in a pioneering research domain of high scientific and technological relevance, where Europe can take a leading position.'

Descrizione progetto (Article)

The emerging field of soft matter at aqueous interfaces spans the range from biological systems to potential technological applications. Yet, few young researchers have the necessary depth of understanding to tackle the subject's fundamental questions.

Funded by the EU, the project http://somatai.eu (SOMATAI) (Soft matter at aqueous interfaces) aims to provide the necessary physics-oriented interdisciplinary training. The 13-member consortium targets 492 person-months of initial training to 13 early-stage researchers (ESRs) and 1 experienced researcher. The four-year undertaking concludes in September 2016.

Training is based on three pillars. Beyond their training by research the fellows are exposed to different perspectives via a system of inter-sectorial secondments. Furthermore, the project offers a series of special training events and a system of exchanges to train the fellows on a broad variety of techniques. The programme is complemented by a large deal of transferable skills training.

During the first reporting period, SOMATAI delivered 195.25 person-months of training, or approximately 80% of the anticipated amount. The discrepancy was due to recruitment difficulties. For the same reason only 4 of the planned 14 research secondments and only 4 of the planned 10 special training events could be implemented.

Training has focused on the fellows becoming familiar with the required techniques and methods and their work has already yielded new scientific insights. They include new concepts for adsorption of anti-freeze proteins to ice surfaces, the development of super-resolution microscopy and a new measuring technique to determine particle dynamics in thin films. Analytical theory and simulation tools were also developed to better understand the properties of charged particles at interfaces.

SOMATAI also hosted a 10-day summer school for 40 student participants from inside and from outside the network. The lecture programme on the subject of the network was complemented by a number of research presentations, by renowned scientists in the field, including. G. Ertl, Nobel laureate 2007.

With its unique combination of training approaches SOMATAI has helped to equip young researchers in the field with the necessary skills. In the second reporting period their training will be completed and exciting scientific results are expected in an emerging field of research.

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