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FunGLASS: Centre for functional and surface-functionalized glasses.

EU contribution: EUR 310 332,25

Objective: The scope of the project is the upgrade of existing Centre of excellence for ceramics, glass, and cement, to an internationally recognized Centre for functional and surface-functionalized glasses. The new Centre will be specialized to cutting edge research in the area of glasses with special functional properties (luminescence, electric), and to functionalization of conventional glasses with the aim of modification of their properties, and adding new functionalities. These would comprise reflection, and anti-reflection coatings for solar energy production and optoelectronic applications, increase of glass strength, enhancing the corrosion and leaching resistance of commercially produced glasses, self cleaning/antibacterial coatings of glasses for medical applications, including modification/enhancement of bioactivity. The research topics would include also utilization of waste materials for production of glasses and glass-ceramic materials with high added value.The project will be aimed at establishment of the Centre as a joint venture of all participating institutions, creation and formalizing the coordination and management structures, upgrading the research infrastructure, expansion of personal capacity of the existing center to the level facilitating achievement of the critical mass for R&D activities, with special attention paid to hiring high quality researchers and engineers from abroad, in order to create creative international environment, and formation of close ties with regional and European glass industries for efficient knowledge transfer.

Participants:

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG

Germany

EU contribution: EUR 49 375

Germany

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA

Germany

EU contribution: EUR 61 875

Germany

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU contribution: EUR 87 723,75

Spain

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU contribution: EUR 38 771

Italy

Record Number:

Project completion date : 2016-06-01 12:00:00

Major organization : TRENCIANSKA UNIVERZITA ALEXANDRA DUBCEKA V TRENCINE

Address : Studentska 2

911 50 Trencin

Country :Slovakia

Email : pr@tnuni.sk

Url : http://tnuni.sk/

Financier : European Union (EU),

Financier address : European Union (EU)

Rue de la Loi 200/Wetstraat 200,

B-1049 Bruxelles/Brussels,

Belgium

Tel: 32-2-2999696, 2993085

Fax: 32-2-2961749

Url: ec.europa.eu/

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