FAME - Functionalised Advanced Materials and Engineering of Hybrids and Ceramics
funding type European Comission
programme FP6-NMP
acronym/
reference
FAME
alternative reference 500159
research group(s) 1 - inorganic functional nanomaterials and organic-inorganic hybrids;
department Chemistry (DQ)
execution dates 2004-10-01 - 2008-09-30 ( 48 Months )
abstract/
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FAME will assemble, structure, integrate and expand a world class-team exhibiting a critical mass of researchers in multifunctional Hybrids and Ceramics remaining at the forefront of this emerging and strategically important family of materials technologies for tomorrow. Today the hybrids and ceramics communities are too fragmented to face up to the international competition.
Breakthroughs for smart and novel functions in these new materials will be developed leading to miniaturisation of devices, reduced use of raw materials, lower weight and less energy demand for operation. FAME will be used as a tool to create a virtual European Multifunctional Materials Institute having a legal organisational and financial structure. This goal will be achieved through:
A) a Joint Programme of Integration leading to the implementation of the Institute.
B) a Joint Programme of Research consisting of planning and execution Research Projects offering multidisciplinary interaction between chemists, physicists, biologists, theoreticians, materials scientists and engineers.
C) a Joint Programme of Spreading of Excellence involving a new European Master Programme in Multifunctional Materials including distance-learning. Raising Public Participation and Awareness will be strongly taken into account.
D) FAME, which assembles 18 partners, will be based on a strong management structure under a Governing Council and through operational boards: Durable Integration, Science & Research Processes, Spreading of Excellence, Management and Coordination Team.

The University of Bordeaux 1 will be the financial and administrative coordinator. About 190 researchers and 60 PhD students in 7 countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, UK, Portugal, Israel) are involved in FAME. Provision is made for a few more research partners later. So far, 30 industrial companies have manifested their interest to participate to the FAME research and educational actions.
coordinator
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João Rocha
ciceco status Partner
proponent institution Université Bordeaux 1
partner institution(s) CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE; France; CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS; Spain; FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.; Germany; INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE; France; MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN; Germany; MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUR KOHLENFORSCHUNG; Germany; TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT; Germany; THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM; Israel; THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL; United Kingdom; THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD; United Kingdom; THE UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREWS; United Kingdom; UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO; Portugal; UNIVERSITAT AUGSBURG; Germany; UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN; Belgium; UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE; Belgium; UNIVERSITY COMPLUTENSE MADRID; Spain; UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL; United Kingdom
industrial partner(s) no
international partner(s) yes
total budget 26.721.527€
ciceco budget 247.649€
project code 3.89.28
link http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/74339_en.html
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