Rational design of hybrid organic-inorganic interfaces: the next step towards advanced functional materials
funding type European Comission
programme COST Actions
alternative reference MP1202
research group(s) G1 - Inorganic Functional Nanomaterials and Organic-Inorganic Hybrids;
department Physics (DF)
execution dates 2012-12-10 - 2016-12-09 ( 48 Months )

Hybrid organic-inorganic (HOI) materials synthesized using soft inorganic chemistry allow a combination of organic and inorganic units at molecular/nanoscale level, thereby opening access to a wide spectrum of multifunctionality not possible with traditional concepts of materials science. These innovative multifunctional materials will have a major impact in many application domains (optics, electronics, mechanics, protective coatings, catalysis, and sensors). The nanostructure, degree of organization and properties of such materials do not only depend on the chemical nature and the synergies between their nano-units, but they also strongly rely on the interface they share. As a consequence, this research network will carry out detailed investigations of the design, control, and dynamics of HOI interfaces. Key actions for this COST Action are:
a) improved characterization methods of interfaces,
b) innovative computational approaches, and simulation of the interaction processes,
c) in situ studies of dynamic aspects controlling the formation of this interface,
d) role of the interface for process optimisation, devices, and applications.
The research programme of this COST Action fits perfectly with the technological requirements for hybrid materials identified by European industry defined by the European Technology Platform SusChem. The COST Action will contribute to enhance the position of European industry R&D, through creation of patents and industry collaborations

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Luís António Ferreira Martins Dias Carlos
ciceco status Partner
proponent institution Centre national de la recherche scientifique
partner institution(s)

Materials Chemistry Group, University Salzburg
Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN), Université Catholique de Louvain
Theoretical Physical Chemistry group (TPC), Dept of Chemistry, University Liege
Open Laboratory on Experimental Mechanics of Micro and Nanomaterials (OLEM), Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
Department for Chemistry and biochemistry, physiology and pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, Sofia University
Laboratory for physical chemistry of aquatic systems, Ru_er Boškovi_ Institute, Zagreb
Czech Republic
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
Laboratory of Fibre and Cellulose Technology, Åbo Akademi University
Nanomagnetism and Spintronics Group, Aalto University
Laboratory of Materials Chemistry and Chemical Analysis, University of Turku
Institute for Condensed Matter Chemistry Bordeaux (ICMCB), CNRS / University Bordeaux
Institute of Molecular Sciences (ISM), University Bordeaux
Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie (IECB), University Bordeaux
Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Materials of Strasbourg (IPCMS), University Strasbourg
Institute of Analytical Sciences & Physical-chemistry for Environment & Materials (IPREM), University Pau
Institute Charles Gerhardt Montpellier (ICGM), University Montpellier
Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche et d’Ingénierie des Matériaux (CIRIMAT), CNRS / University Toulouse
Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, University Clermond-Ferrand
Laboratoire Chimie de la Matière Condensée (LCMC), University Pierre et Maris Curie, Paris
Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research (ISC), Wuerzburg
Laboratory of Supramolecular & Materials Chemistry, University Potsdam
Polyonic Liquids Group, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam
Physical Chemistry Group, Dept. Of Chemistry, University Konstanz
Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Heraklion
NANO group, Center of Materials Technology & Photonics (CEMATEP), Technical Educational Institute (T.E.I), Heraklion
NanoMaterials and Manufacturing Processes Laboratory (NanoMaMa Lab), T.E.I. of Western Macedonia, Kozani
Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, University of Thessaloniki
Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Crete
Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN), Trinity College, Dublin
Department of Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento
Institute of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Urbino
Materials Science and Nanotechnology Lab (LMNT), University Sassari
Department of Material Science, University of. Milano-Bicocca
Department of Chemistry, University of Torino
X-ray Spectroscopy Laboratory, Istituto di Struttura della Materia, Rome
Nanophysics Group, Dept of Physics, University of Pisa
Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials, National Research Council, Portici (NA)

Sol-Gel Chemistry Group, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Vilnius University
Bioinspired Materials and Interfaces Group, Eindhoven University
SINTEF Materials and Chemistry Division, Trondheim
Institute of Physics, University Chestochowa
Photophysics Department, Szewalski Institute, Polish Academy of Science, Gdansk
Centre for Research in Ceramic and Composite Materials (CICECO), University Aveiro
Chemistry Center of Vila Real (CQ-VR), Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real
Nanostructured Materials Laboratory, Institute for Non-Ferrous And Rare Metals, Pantelimon
Center for Catalysis and Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemistry, University Belgrade
Department for Condensed Matter Physics, Jozef Stefan Institute
Laboratory for Chemistry of Materials, Ljubljana
Institute for Materials Science Barcelona (ICMAB), CSIC
Multifunctional Materials Group, Dept of Chemistry, University Jaume
Nanostructured Hybrid, Biohybrid & Porous Materials Group, Institute for Materials Science Madrid (ICMM), CSIC, Madrid
Institute of Physical Chemistry "Rocasolano", Madrid
IMDEA Nanociencia, Madrid
Department of Chemistry, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala
Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University
EMPA (Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt), Dübendorf
Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Technologies Laboratory, Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI), Manno
Advanced Composites and Polymer Processing Laboratory (AC2PL), Sabanci University
Department of Chemical Engineering, Selcuk University
Materials Institute, Marmara Research Centre, Gebze
Functional Nanomaterials Lab, Marmara/Istanbul
United Kingdom
Laboratory for Inorganic Colloidal Nanocrystals and Applications, Department of Physics, Southampton University
Biomaterials Group, Imperial College, London
Adaptive and Intelligent Materials Lab, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge

international partner(s) yes
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