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workpackages

WP1 Nanofluidics

Objectives:

  1. Gain fundamental understanding of flow in nanoconfinement on scales from nm to μm
  2. Explore novel measurement techniques for nanoscale and single molecule characterization
  3. Apply knowledge to design applications (energy production and storage, filtration, lab-on-a-chip...).

Description: WP1 comprises the following ESR research/training projects:

WP2 Multiscale Modelling

Objectives:

i) Develop advanced hybrid methods for efficient modelling of transport at the nanoscale

ii) Explore phenomena on scales from nm to μm: water structuring, dielectric response, electrolyte dynamics, electrokinetic & acoustoelectric flow ...

iii) Actively collaborate with experimental projects (WP1 and WP3).

Description: WP2 comprises the following ESR research/training projects:

WP3 Macromolecules and thermodynamic gradients

Objectives:

  1. Experimentally & theoretically study complex nanoscale phenomena involving macromolecules, polymers, heterogeneous systems and phoretic effects
  2. Design novel nanofluidic applications, e.g., particle steering and deposition, diffusiophoresis methods, personal care / household products...

Description: WP3 comprises the following ESR research/training projects:

WP4 Training

Objectives:

  1. Launch a unique training program based on research excellence, innovation, supervision quality, exploiting the network potential and intersectorial collaboration
  2. Create and monitor individual ESR Career development plans
  3. Coordinate training activities, secondments and events.

Description: Training comprises the following major modes: Regular PhD courses, Training through research, Network- wide Training (Advanced Training Modules, Transferable Skills Courses, Events, Secondments)

WP5 Dissemination & Outreach

Objectives:

  1. Dissemination of research results
  2. Organization of new dissemination modes: NANOTRANS conference, summer school, workshops and other events
  3. Communication of science to general public

Description: Dissemination of results is an integral part of scientific research – all NANOTRANS PIs have strong track records of high-impact publications and/or patents and product development. We will pay special attention to communicating science to a broad public audience through several mechanisms (e.g. public lectures, school visits, open days, web page, popular science articles, press release...).

WP6 Network management

Objectives:

  1. Setting up NANOTRANS
  2. Coordinating and quality monitoring of all activities
  3. Financial management
  4. Data management
  5. Reporting to EU
  6. Promoting inter-sectorial dialogue
  7. Risk Management and Contingency Plans
  8. Monitoring equal opportunities practises