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A multiscale approach towards mesostructured porous material design

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Project "MULTIMAT" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: GROENE LOPER 3
postcode: 5612 AE

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙293˙103 €
 EC max contribution 3˙293˙103 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.1. (Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-ITN-ETN
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-03-01   to  2020-02-29


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
3    STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET SE (STOCKHOLM) participant 527˙318.00
4    UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT NL (UTRECHT) participant 510˙748.00
6    Nouryon PULP AND PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS AB SE (BOHUS) participant 263˙659.00
8    NANOLYTICS GMBH DE (POTSDAM) participant 149˙322.00
9    UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ DE (KONSTANZ) participant 30˙667.00
10    SEPAREX SAS FR (CHAMPIGNEULLES) participant 0.00


 Project objective

'MULTIMAT addresses (1) the industrial and societal need for affordable materials that have a highly defined and large porosity together with the required (mechanical, chemical and/or thermal) robustness for application in thermal insulation, catalysts, fuel cells and oil spill remediation and (2) the scientific need to better understand the mechanisms underlying the assembly of small building blocks into larger structures that are ordered hierarchally across multiple scales ('multiscale assembly'). Together this will contribute to achieving MULTIMAT's future aim: Understanding and ultimately steering the bottom-up construction of materials with complex hierarchical structures.

MULTIMAT will train a next generation of scientists (13 ESRs) able to master this complex design-and-assembly process.

The MULTIMAT research activities include 1) the design and synthesis of building blocks with tailor made shapes and sizes, 2) their (co)-assembly into ordered structures with predefined mesoscale organisation, 3) the in-situ analysis of the development of morphology of structure during these processes, 4) the simulation of the structure formation from the molecular to the mesoscale level and the prediction of related physical properties, 5) the evaluation and testing of the properties and performance in selected technological applications.

MULTIMAT brings together leading scientists from all relevant disciplines, and a large number of industrial partners, multinationals as well as SMEs. This strong involvement of industry clearly demonstrates the need for researchers educated in steering colloidal self-organisation. Direct outcomes of the project will include novel building blocks, (super-)porous materials with outstanding properties and novel tools for in situ imaging and molecular modelling. '


List of deliverables.
Call for applicants Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-09-06 17:44:08
List of selected ESRs Documents, reports 2019-09-06 17:44:08
Joint review papers Documents, reports 2019-09-06 17:44:08

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of MULTIMAT deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Peter Kunnas, Sebastian Rzadkiewicz, Mohammad-Amin Moradi, Joseph Patterson, Nico Sommerdijk, Niels de Jonge
Challenges in Observing the Formation of Colloidal, Self-Assembled Monolayers with In Situ Electron Microscopy in Liquid
published pages: 55-56, ISSN: 1431-9276, DOI: 10.1017/s1431927618016008
Microscopy and Microanalysis 25/S1 2020-04-24
2019 Alessandro Ianiro, Hanglong Wu, Mark M. J. van Rijt, M. Paula Vena, Arthur D. A. Keizer, A. Catarina C. Esteves, Remco Tuinier, Heiner Friedrich, Nico A. J. M. Sommerdijk, Joseph P. Patterson
Liquid–liquid phase separation during amphiphilic self-assembly
published pages: 320-328, ISSN: 1755-4330, DOI: 10.1038/s41557-019-0210-4
Nature Chemistry 11/4 2020-04-24
2019 Xufeng Xu, Helmut Cölfen
Binary Colloidal Nanoparticles with a Large Size Ratio in Analytical Ultracentrifugation
published pages: 1799-1803, ISSN: 1439-4235, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201900299
ChemPhysChem 20/14 2020-04-24
2019 Samuel J. Fretz, Caroline Janson, Walter Rosas-Arbelaez, Anders E. C. Palmqvist
Influence of Iron Salt Anions on Formation and Oxygen Reduction Activity of Fe/N-Doped Mesoporous Carbon Fuel Cell Catalysts
published pages: 17662-17671, ISSN: 2470-1343, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.9b01803
ACS Omega 4/18 2020-04-24
2019 Luis Valencia, Vishnu Arumughan, Blanca Jalvo, Hanna J. Maria, Sabu Thomas, Aji P. Mathew
Nanolignocellulose Extracted from Environmentally Undesired Prosopis juliflora
published pages: 4330-4338, ISSN: 2470-1343, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.8b02685
ACS Omega 4/2 2020-04-24
2019 Gerardo Campos-Villalobos, Flor R. Siperstein, Alessandro Patti
Transferable coarse-grained MARTINI model for methacrylate-based copolymers
published pages: 186-198, ISSN: 2058-9689, DOI: 10.1039/c8me00064f
Molecular Systems Design & Engineering 4/1 2020-04-24
2020 Gerardo Campos-Villalobos, Flor R. Siperstein, Arvin Charles, Alessandro Patti
Solvent-induced morphological transitions in methacrylate-based block-copolymer aggregates
published pages: 133-140, ISSN: 0021-9797, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2020.03.067
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 572 2020-04-24
2019 Luis Valencia, Susanna Monti, Sugam Kumar, Chuantao Zhu, Peng Liu, Shun Yu, Aji P. Mathew
Nanocellulose/graphene oxide layered membranes: elucidating their behaviour during filtration of water and metal ions in real time
published pages: 22413-22422, ISSN: 2040-3364, DOI: 10.1039/c9nr07116d
Nanoscale 11/46 2020-04-24
2019 Luis Valencia, Emma M. Nomena, Aji P. Mathew, Krassimir P. Velikov
Biobased Cellulose Nanofibril–Oil Composite Films for Active Edible Barriers
published pages: 16040-16047, ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b02649
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11/17 2020-04-24
2019 Hanglong Wu, Alessandro Ianiro, Mark M. J. van Rijt, Arthur D. A. Keizer, A. Catarina C. Esteves, Remco Tuinier, Heiner Friedrich, Nico. A.J.M. Sommerdijk, Joseph P. Patterson
In-Situ Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy of Beam-Sensitive Materials
published pages: 63-64, ISSN: 1431-9276, DOI: 10.1017/s1431927618016045
Microscopy and Microanalysis 25/S1 2020-04-24
2019 Luis Valencia, Walter Rosas, Andrea Aguilar-Sanchez, Aji P. Mathew, Anders E.C. Palmqvist
Bio-based Micro-/Meso-/Macroporous Hybrid Foams with Ultrahigh Zeolite Loadings for Selective Capture of Carbon Dioxide
published pages: 40424-40431, ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b11399
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11/43 2020-04-24
2019 M-A. Moradi, D. Eren, S. Rzadkievics, A. Keizer, M. M. J van Rijt, P. H. H. Bomans, H. Friedrich, N. A. J. M. Sommerdijk, J. P. Patterson
Formation of Hierarchical Hybrid Silica-Polymer Using Quantitative Cryo- Electron Tomography
published pages: 59-60, ISSN: 1431-9276, DOI: 10.1017/s1431927618016021
Microscopy and Microanalysis 25/S1 2020-04-24
2019 Pierre Munier, Varvara Apostolopoulou-Kalkavoura, Michael Persson, Lennart Bergström
Strong silica-nanocellulose anisotropic composite foams combine low thermal conductivity and low moisture uptake
published pages: , ISSN: 0969-0239, DOI: 10.1007/s10570-019-02912-0
Cellulose 2020-04-24
2018 Konstantin Kriechbaum, Pierre Munier, Varvara Apostolopoulou-Kalkavoura, Nathalie Lavoine
Analysis of the Porous Architecture and Properties of Anisotropic Nanocellulose Foams: A Novel Approach to Assess the Quality of Cellulose Nanofibrils (CNFs)
published pages: 11959-11967, ISSN: 2168-0485, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b02278
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 6/9 2019-09-06
2018 Simone Dussi, Massimiliano Chiappini, Marjolein Dijkstra
On the stability and finite-size effects of a columnar phase in single-component systems of hard-rod-like particles
published pages: 2792-2805, ISSN: 0026-8976, DOI: 10.1080/00268976.2018.1471231
Molecular Physics 116/21-22 2019-09-06
2018 Bernd Uder, Haibin Gao, Peter Kunnas, Niels de Jonge, Uwe Hartmann
Low-force spectroscopy on graphene membranes by scanning tunneling microscopy
published pages: 2148-2153, ISSN: 2040-3364, DOI: 10.1039/c7nr07300c
Nanoscale 10/4 2019-09-06
2019 G. Hahn, P. Kunnas, N. de Jonge, R. Kempe
General synthesis of primary amines via reductive amination employing a reusable nickel catalyst
published pages: 71-77, ISSN: 2520-1158, DOI: 10.1038/s41929-018-0202-6
Nature Catalysis 2/1 2019-09-06
2018 Luis Valencia, Sugam Kumar, Blanca Jalvo, Andreas Mautner, German Salazar-Alvarez, Aji P. Mathew
Fully bio-based zwitterionic membranes with superior antifouling and antibacterial properties prepared via surface-initiated free-radical polymerization of poly(cysteine methacrylate)
published pages: 16361-16370, ISSN: 2050-7488, DOI: 10.1039/c8ta06095a
Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6/34 2019-09-06
2019 Teng Li, Hanglong Wu, Johannes Ihli, Zhiqiang Ma, Frank Krumeich, Paul H. H. Bomans, Nico A. J. M. Sommerdijk, Heiner Friedrich, Joseph P. Patterson, Jeroen A. van Bokhoven
Cryo-TEM and electron tomography reveal leaching-induced pore formation in ZSM-5 zeolite
published pages: 1442-1446, ISSN: 2050-7488, DOI: 10.1039/c8ta10696g
Journal of Materials Chemistry A 7/4 2019-09-06

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