Collaborative Research Projects

The key objective and long-term vision of Collaborative Research Centre 1411 is the targeted design of particulate products by rigorous optimisation based on predictive structure-property and process-structure functions. With a broad consortium of researchers with expertise in synthesis, self-assembly, characterisation, modelling, simulation and optimization, we set out to target this challenge in all its aspects.

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Bionic seeks to identify concepts from the natural world and transfer them to solve technological problems. In this consortium, funded by the State of Bavaria (Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz) different bionic approaches are pursued to develop sustainable approaches for greener materials.

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Funded as a FET-OPEN project by the European Union, POSEIDON sets out to develop a new strategy for on-chip light sources. The consortium will develop a bottom-up approach towards multi-scale, on chip self-assembly of active colloids based on low cost colloid technology. For the first time this encompasses the entire process chain of computer-aided design, controlled synthesis, hierarchical assembly, optoelectronic integration and device fabrication.

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Small plastic particles, known as microplastic have been detected ubiquitously in various ecosystems around the globe where they are bioavailable for a broad range of organisms may negatively affect ecosystems and consequently society and economy. The LimnoPlast project, funded as an integrated training network by the European Union, devotes its research and training program to microplastic in Europe’s freshwater ecosystems. LimnoPlast challenges traditional barriers between disciplines and sectors and combines environmental, technical and social sciences in order to tackle the problem from its sources to potential solutions.

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