ESMI

European Soft Matter Infrastructure

 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 61 1854
Fax: +49 2461 61 2118

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 9˙701˙189 €
 EC contributo 7˙800˙000 €
 Programma FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research infrastructures
 Code Call FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1
 Funding Scheme CP-CSA-Infra
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-01-01   -   2015-12-31

 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 61 1854
Fax: +49 2461 61 2118

DE (JUELICH) coordinator 2˙783˙077.50
2    FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

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

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Zinovia
Cognome: Papatheodorou
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 2810 391522
Fax: +30 2810 391555

EL (HERAKLION) participant 756˙331.60
3    KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

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

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Tine
Cognome: Heylen
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 16 32 65 20
Fax: +32 16 32 65 15

BE (LEUVEN) participant 581˙874.25
4    LUNDS UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: Paradisgatan 5c
city: LUND
postcode: 22100

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Tomislava
Cognome: Andric
Email: send email
Telefono: +46 46 222 8156

SE (LUND) participant 533˙925.10
5    UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

 Organization address address: PRINSSTRAAT 13
city: ANTWERPEN
postcode: 2000

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Anne
Cognome: Adams
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 3 265 30 28
Fax: +32 3 265 30 11

BE (ANTWERPEN) participant 442˙993.62
6    PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

 Organization address address: Villigen
city: VILLIGEN PSI
postcode: 5232

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Irene
Cognome: Walthert
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 56 310 2664
Fax: +41 56 310 2717

CH (VILLIGEN PSI) participant 442˙674.38
7    UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA

 Organization address address: BARRIO SARRIENA S N
city: LEIOA
postcode: 48940

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Charo
Cognome: Sanchez
Email: send email
Telefono: 34946012142
Fax: 34946013550

ES (LEIOA) participant 407˙247.90
8    UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

 Organization address address: EDMUND-SIEMERS-ALLEE 1
city: HAMBURG
postcode: 20146

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jens
Cognome: Bricke
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 40 42838 2880
Fax: +49 40 42838 2892

DE (HAMBURG) participant 373˙393.03
9    THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

 Organization address address: OLD COLLEGE, SOUTH BRIDGE
city: EDINBURGH
postcode: EH8 9YL

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Angela
Cognome: Noble
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 131 650 9024
Fax: +44 131 651 4028

UK (EDINBURGH) participant 335˙249.50
10    UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

 Organization address address: DRIENERLOLAAN 5
city: ENSCHEDE
postcode: 7522 NB

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Wim
Cognome: Briels
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 53 489 2947
Fax: +31 53 489 2799

NL (ENSCHEDE) participant 290˙184.38
11    ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA EN BIOMATERIALES

 Organization address address: PASEO MIRAMON PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE SAN SEBASTIAN EDIFICIO EMPRESARIAL C 182
city: SAN SEBASTIAN
postcode: 20009

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Alfonso
Cognome: Egaña
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 943005300
Fax: +34 943005301

ES (SAN SEBASTIAN) participant 228˙205.90
12    UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO

 Organization address address: LG CAMPUS LAGOAS MARCOSENDE
city: VIGO PONTEVEDRA
postcode: 36310

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Anxo
Cognome: Moreira González
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 986 812052
Fax: +34 986 813919

ES (VIGO PONTEVEDRA) participant 164˙152.56
13    VISITECH INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

 Organization address address: "UNIT 92 SILVERBRIAR, SUNDERLAND ENTERPRISE PARK (EAST)"
city: SUNDERLAND
postcode: SR5 2TQ

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Steven
Cognome: Coleman
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 191 516 6255
Fax: +44 191 516 6258

UK (SUNDERLAND) participant 156˙550.00
14    UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

 Organization address address: WOODHOUSE LANE
city: LEEDS
postcode: LS2 9JT

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Olmsted
Email: send email
Telefono: +44113 343 3830
Fax: +44 113 343 3846

UK (LEEDS) participant 140˙630.00
15    LS INSTRUMENTS AG

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

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Andreas
Cognome: Voelker
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 26 422 2429
Fax: 41264224073

CH (FREIBURG) participant 69˙662.67
16    UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU

 Organization address address: ul. Henryka Wieniawskiego 1
city: POZNAN
postcode: 61712

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Stefan
Cognome: Jurga
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 61 829 5290
Fax: +48 61 829 5290

PL (POZNAN) participant 46˙010.00
17    MALVERN INSTRUMENTS LTD

 Organization address address: GROVEWOOD ROAD
city: MALVERN
postcode: WR14 1XZ

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Samiul
Cognome: Amin
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1684 581136
Fax: +44 1684 892789

UK (MALVERN) participant 23˙929.56
18    BIOLIN SCIENTIFIC OY

 Organization address address: HOYLAAMOTIE 7
city: HELSINKI
postcode: 380

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Sanna
Cognome: Rantanen
Email: send email
Telefono: +358 9 5497 3300
Fax: +358 9 5497 3333

FI (HELSINKI) participant 23˙908.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The central objective of this ESMI proposal is to create a top-level interdisciplinary research infrastructure available to a broad European materials research community. This is of crucial importance to the EU in view of the European strategy for nanosciences and nanotechnology and its implementation report that identifies “a lack of leading interdisciplinary infrastructures”. ESMI offers the most important experimental and synthesis techniques and combines world-class infrastructures with cutting edge scientific expertise through a sophisticated networking programme. The anticipated JRA will further improve the existing infrastructure. Computer simulations being of increasing importance for the understanding and prediction of complex materials, ESMI offers access to simulation groups and their advanced tools. The availability of such an infrastructure will provide soft matter scientists with a broad choice of techniques to address their scientific objectives. It will result in a quantum leap in research opportunities and assure that European scientists have a world-class collaborative capability for their frontier research. ESMI will strongly contribute to a fundamental understanding, allowing the development of new, tailored smart materials. ESMI follows the FP6 experience of the NoE SoftComp. A key feature developed within SoftComp is the highly successful Research Platforms offered to its members, anticipating the spirit of the EU Integrated Infrastructure Initiative. ESMI will promote the SoftComp experience to the European materials community, reflecting the EU recommendations that FP6 collaborative projects “may well lead to new European infrastructures”. Together with a platform for disseminating the results and educating a new generation of young soft matter scientists, ESMI represents an important added value to the European Research Area in nanoscience, nanotechnology and materials science'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Nanotechnology is booming, yet world-class experimental and theoretical tools are sparsely distributed, thus limiting their use. A large European consortium is pulling together resources and offering free access and scientific support.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

The EU is aggressively pursuing research and technology development in the growing field of nanosciences and nanotechnology. Of crucial importance to materials research is a coordinated network of leading infrastructures. The EU-funded 'European soft matter infrastructure' (ESMI) project was conceived to provide free access to the most important experimental and synthetic techniques, simulation capabilities and world-class infrastructures. Enhanced networking, together with training of young soft matter scientists and dissemination of important results, will improve the coherence and capabilities of research for novel, tailored smart materials.

The EMSI infrastructure consists of an experimental platform, a synthesis platform, and a theory and simulation platform. The first covers spectroscopy, microscopy, scattering methods and rheology. The second deals with inorganic and organic nanoparticles and polymers. The third covers high performance computing, algorithms and codes.

Partners developed new experimental techniques to measure dilational viscosities in two dimensions via a rotating diaphragm trough. Scientists developed the first version of a computer-controlled Helmholtz coil system and developed a prototype used for time-resolved transmission measurements in the investigation of magnetic field-driven rotational motion of ellipsoidal magnetic particles. A variety of tailored systems were synthesised, including a functional hydrogel for potential use as a scaffold in tissue engineering.

During the first project period, there were more than 120 proposals clearly indicating the interest in and need for such an infrastructure. Theoretical support for analysis of experimental data is provided to users by qualified ESMI scientists. ESMI has provided a complete toolbox for soft matter scientists leading to a significant increase in their productivity. In addition, during the first reporting period alone, the consortium organised seven schools and lab courses, as well as five meetings and conferences.

EMSI is making a significant contribution to research and technology development in the field of soft matter related to the nanosciences and to nanotechnology. Tools and training will no doubt have an important impact on the competitiveness of EU scientists and on the evolution of an entire sector of the economy.

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