EJD-FUNMAT - European Joint Doctorate in Functional Materials Research
funding type European Comission
programme H2020-EU.1.3.1.
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EJD-FUNMAT
alternative reference 641640
research group(s) 1 - inorganic functional nanomaterials and organic-inorganic hybrids;
department Physics (DF)
execution dates 2015-06-01 - 2019-05-31 ( 48 Months )
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EJD-FunMat is a European Joint Doctoral programme in the field of functional materials research.
EJD-FunMat is embedded in an existing research network, with previous experience in co-tutelle doctorates , but the project will add new major elements, with the strategic aim of becoming a permanent reference European Joint Doctoral School in Materials Science and beyond.
The key innovative aspects of the programme are:
- Research in PhD clusters: The 15 PhD projects are grouped into 6 thematic clusters: Photocatalysis, Transparent Conductors, Lead-Free Piezoelectrics, Photonics, Cellulose-based Polymers, Bone Tissue Engineering. Each cluster has 3-4 academic, and several industry partners, thus forming a small-scale collaborative project. This concept will (i) will be a practical training in interdisciplinary teamwork for the PhD candidates and (ii) provide a critical mass of researchers with the potential to achieve breakthrough research and innovation, compared to individual PhD projects. Additional, locally funded PhD projects will be added to the clusters.
- Industry partner for each PhD: All PhD candidates will spend time in industry research laboratories, and will interact with industry throughout their project.
- Joint supervision rules centered on a series of common Deliverables for all PhD candidates, to be achieved during the PhD project
- Training in eco-design and life-cycle analysis of materials: topics such as critical raw materials and materials recycling have become crucial issues
- Training in project and risk management
- Training in industrial intelligence, entrepreneurship and innovation skills
- Development of a sustainable framework for a joint PhD School. This strategic goal is based on 4 components:
- scientific excellence
- development of a legal framework for exploiting the research results
- joint rules for co-tutelle PhDs, and joint PhD diplomas
- attracting additional funding for PhD scholarships, during and after the project

coordinator
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Luís António Ferreira Martins Dias Carlos
ciceco status Partner
proponent institution UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
partner institution(s)

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DARMSTADT
Germany

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany

LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Luxembourg

international partner(s) yes
total budget 3.779.225€
ciceco budget 476.713€
project code 3.89.206
link http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/197246_en.html
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