Positions

ESR1
POSITION OCCUPIED
Host POLITO
Joint inter-sectorial supervision nLIGHT
Duration 36M
Approx. Start date June 2015
Work package WP1
Project Title Design, processing and characterisation of glass fibres and coatings for health care industries
Objectives Development of innovative glass based fibres for biomedical applications
Expected Results Synthesis of coated optically active core-bioactive clad fibres with improved spectroscopic properties used as sensors
Planned secondment
Host, timing (length) and purpose
nLIGHT, M12(1), M36(1) Processing of nanoparticles containing fibres and characterisation of the new glass fibres
COLOR, M19(1) chemical synthesis of new rare-earth containing nanoparticles
UR1, M23(1) micro and nanostructural characterisation of optimised coatings
DIAFIR, M34(1) Design & production of the fibre optic displacement sensor
ESR2
POSITION OCCUPIED
Host POLITO
Joint inter-sectorial supervision ELEMENT
Duration 36M
Approx. Start date June 2015
Work package WP2
Project Title Design, processing and characterisation of innovative smart coatings for harsh environment
Objectives Development of innovative low cost glass based sensors for chemicals for advanced composites in harsh environments
Expected Results Production of smart GRP with new and cost-effective glass based chemical sensors embedded
Planned secondment
Host, timing (length) and purpose
NANOFORCE M12(1) integration of the sensing inside the GRP
ELEMENT M18(1), M30(1), M38(1) test in realistic in service conditions
nLIGHT M22( 0.5) characterisation of specialty glass fibres
UR1 M26(1) test of optical sensor device
ESR3
POSITION OCCUPIED
Host POLITO
Joint inter-sectorial supervision SUNFIRE
Duration 36M
Approx. Start date June 2015
Work package WP2
Project Title Design, synthesis and characterisation of glass and ceramic based materials for SOEC technologies
Objectives Design and production of new glass sealant compositions and processing of protective coatings for metal interconnect (in oxygen rich air) to be applied during SOEC stack assembly; their effects will be studied in subsequent long term test
Expected Results New glass-based sealants and protective coatings will contribute to assembly SOEC short stacks with improved durability and performance, thus limiting high corrosion rates expected in SOEC operation
Planned secondment
Host, timing (length) and purpose
SUNFIRE, M12(3), M36(3) participation on recent developments of glass-based sealants and protective ceramic spinel coatings; cell development for SOEC
ERLANGEN, M18(1) EPD deposition of protective spinel coating
NANOFORCE, M24(1) optimisation of joining of advanced materials for SOEC
ESR4
POSITION OCCUPIED
Host ERLANGEN
Joint inter-sectorial supervision COLOR
Duration 36M
Approx. Start date June 2015
Work package WP1
Project Title Design, processing and characterisation of mesoporous glass containing coatings with therapeutic ion release capability
Objectives Development of advanced multifunctional coatings with bioactive character and antibacterial capability by controlled ion release
Expected Results A family of inorganic coatings incorporating ion doped mesoporous bioactive glasses with tailored degradation behaviour will be available which will have been characterised in terms of bioactivity and antibacterial effects
Planned secondment
Host, timing (length) and purpose
COLOR, M18(2) pptimisation of chemical composition of coatings
POLITO, M34(1) antibacterial investigation of selected coatings and study of new strategy to improve adhesion
BACTIGUARD, M38(2) test in realistic in service conditions
ESR5
POSITION OCCUPIED
Host ERLANGEN
Joint inter-sectorial supervision SASIL
Duration 36M
Approx. Start date June 2015
Work package WP3
Project Title Novel geopolymers incorporating silicate waste
Objectives Development of mechanically competent, chemical resistant and tough geopolymers incorporating non-hazardous silicate waste
Expected Results A family of geopolymer matrix composites hosting silicate waste particulates will be available which will have been characterised in terms of mechanical properties, degradation behaviour in different environments
Planned secondment
Host, timing (length) and purpose
IPM, M20(1) mechanical characterisation of geopolymers
UNIPD, M24(1) mechanical comparison of geopolymers and glass-ceramics
SASIL, M37(2) development of lightweight panel prototypes from geopolymer-bound glass foam granules
ESR6
POSITION OCCUPIED
Host UR1
Joint inter-sectorial supervision NANOFORCE
Duration 36M
Approx. Start date June 2015
Work package WP2
Project Title Synthesis and characterization of new glasses and glass-ceramics materials for thermoelectricity
Objectives Synthesis and characterization of new glasses and glass-ceramics materials for thermoelectricity
Expected Results Development of new material having the potential to reach values of ZT > 1.5 which could be mass produced through conventional low-cost glass-making process
Planned secondment
Host, timing (length) and purpose
NANOFORCE, M24(1.5) thermoelectric characterisation of glasses and SPS processing of tellurides
ETL, M30(1) produce multiphysics model of the TE device, explore/model materials tuning potential
DIAFIR, M36(1.5) production of thermoelectric devices
ESR7
POSITION OCCUPIED
Host UNIPD
Joint inter-sectorial supervision SASIL
Duration 36M
Approx. Start date June 2015
Work package WP3
Project Title Development of low cost waste-derived sintered glass-ceramics for energy saving and recovery
Objectives Development and characterization of dense and porous glass-ceramics derived from mixtures of inorganic waste: a) dense and (core-shell) porous sinter-crystallized glass-ceramics proppants for the oil and gas industry; b) foamed granules and/or panels at lab scale (direct foaming of glass foam panels, binding of glass foam granules with geopolymers, direct obtainment of geopolymer foams)
Expected Results Development of low-cost and strong glass-ceramic proppants from a sintering approach; development of low cost inorganic foams, for thermal and acoustic insulation
Planned secondment
Host, timing (length) and purpose
ERLANGEN, M18(2) obtainment of glass-ceramic foams from inorganic waste
POLITO, M26(1) study of pollutant stabilisation
ELEMENT, M30(1) acid resistance of glass-ceramics proppants
SASIL, M37(4) manufacturing of glass-based foam prototypes in pilot plant
ESR8
POSITION OCCUPIED
Host IPM
Joint inter-sectorial supervision NANOFORCE
Duration 36M
Approx. Start date June 2015
Work package WP2
Project Title The role of bi/material interface in integrity of layered metal/ceramic
Objectives Design and characterisation of SOEC components focusing on the role of bi-material interface in integrity of layered metal/ceramic, glass/ceramics materials
Expected Results Criteria for thermo-mechanical stability evaluations of cell components with interconnects, parameters optimisation and verification
Planned secondment
Host, timing (length) and purpose
NANOFORCE, M18(2) SPS processing and joining of advanced materials for SOFC/SOEC
POLITO, M26(1.5) SOEC materials evaluation
SUNFIRE, M36(1) SOEC materials evaluation in relevant condition
ESR9
POSITION OCCUPIED
Host IPM
Joint inter-sectorial supervision SASIL
Duration 36M
Approx. Start date June 2015
Work package WP3
Project Title Properties of geopolymers incorporating waste
Objectives Design and characterisation of new ceramic and composite materials from waste. Evaluation of their response at mechanical loading, other application properties
Expected Results New ceramic and composite materials on the geopolymer basis having properties useful for possible applications, data on mechanical and thermal stability
Planned secondment
Host, timing (length) and purpose
ERLANGEN, M12(2) fabrication of glass-ceramic foams from inorganic waste
SASIL, M34(2) design and fabrication of geopolymers from inorganic waste on pilot plan
ESR10
POSITION OCCUPIED
Host ELEMENT
Joint inter-sectorial supervision IPM
Duration 36M
Approx. Start date June 2015
Work package WP2
Project Title Development of an analytical/numerical methodology to relate the corrosion rates with the change of coating effectiveness for a product life span
Objectives To develop analytical and/or numerical methodologies that will enable the prediction of the service life of coated GRP composites through data collected by smart sensors (developed within the project by ESR2) and knowledge of the petrochemical and oil & gas service operating conditions
Expected Results Validated analytical and/or numerical methods for predicting the degree of ageing in GRP composites subjected to petrochemical environmental conditions. Experimental results (generated within the project by ESR11) will be used for the validation process of the predictive methodology
Planned secondment
Host, timing (length) and purpose
IPM, M15(2), M33(1) micromechanics of composites. Modelling
POLITO, M30(2) chemical sensors set up. Micro- and nano-structural characterisation of aged coatings
ESR11
POSITION OCCUPIED
Host ELEMENT
Joint inter-sectorial supervision POLITO
Duration 36M
Approx. Start date October 2015
Work package WP2
Project Title Optimising smart coating materials for harsh (i.e. acidic, H2S, CO2) petrochemical environments
Objectives To generate representative experimental data from a variety of developed coatings that will be used as the basis to validate the methodologies developed by ESR10
Expected Results Development of suitable test procedures enabling repeatable and representative test results to be generated. Generate a database through accelerated ageing experiments in petrochemical environments on different coatings and sensor designs. Verification of these results will be via a mechanical test programme (incl. tensile, flexure, glass transition temperature, analytical (FTIR, TGA, microscopy etc.) to assess the sensitivity of the developed sensors to various degrees of ageing. The wear of coatings will be assessed, and its effect on the rate of ageing of the GRP material
Planned secondment
Host, timing (length) and purpose
COLOR, M15(2) hybrid coating evaluation and characterisation
POLITO, M26(2) study of the optical sensing devices in smart coating. Micro- and nano-structural characterisation of coatings.
ESR12
POSITION OCCUPIED
Host COLOR
Joint inter-sectorial supervision ERLANGEN
Duration 36M
Approx. Start date June 2015
Work package WP1
Project Title Development and characterization of nanostructured hybrid materials (ceramic/polymer) and coatings
Objectives Preparation of new hybrid ceramers coatings comprising aqueous suspensions of titanium dioxide and/or zirconium oxide in combination with other metals. Study and development of new “polymeric glass” silicate and polysilicate based in composition with sodium and lithium hydroxides and silver doped with improved antibacterial behaviour.
Expected Results Stable antibacterial and/or super-hydrophobic coatings for metals. Identification of the colouring conditions for coatings
Planned secondment
Host, timing (length) and purpose
ERLANGEN, M18(1) characterisation of nanostructured materials
POLITO, M30(1) optimisation of deposition methods and adhesion of coatings
ELEMENT M34(1) wear resistance tests; BACTIGUARD, M38(2) test in realistic in service conditions
ESR13
POSITION OCCUPIED
Host NANOFORCE
Joint inter-sectorial supervision UR1
Duration 36M
Approx. Start date June 2015
Work package WP2
Project Title Development and processing of nanostructured materials, including thermoelectrics
Objectives To develop processing routes for nanostructured silicide and sulphide thermoelectric materials
Expected Results The development of synthesis routes for nanoscale, single phase powders of doped silicide and sulphide thermoelectric materials. This is challenging because of the tendency of fine powders to form detrimental oxide layers. Develop processing routes for densification of powders avoiding significant grain growth. Some of the materials have layered and highly anisotropic properties. Develop hot forging techniques in SPS to produce scalable processing routes for textured thermoelectric materials. Develop materials that can operate up to 500C with zT of >1.5.
Planned secondment
Host, timing (length) and purpose
UR1, M15(1) produce glass frits for SPS processing
POLITO, M 30(1) oxidation protective coating for TE silicides (T up to 500°C)
ETL, M33(2) design and fabrication of demonstrator TE device
ESR14
POSITION OCCUPIED
Host NANOFORCE
Joint inter-sectorial supervision POLITO
Duration 36M
Approx. Start date June 2015
Work package WP1 and WP2
Project Title Processing of novel glasses, ceramics and composites by SPS
Objectives To use the rapid heating/cooling rates and pressures of SPS to produce new materials, including non-equilibrium composites
Expected Results The development of new SPS die designs to enable rapid heating/cooling rates and high pressures (up to 500MPa). The rapid heating combined with high pressure will enable the densification of nanostructured materials. Understanding of the effects of pressure and heating/cooling rate of the kinetics of densification and grain growth. Extend this work to the densification of non-equilibrium composites. The project will generate new composites with antibacterial properties, nanostructured thermoelectrics, encapsulation materials.
Planned secondment
Host, timing (length) and purpose
UNIPD, M12(1) preparation of novel precursors for SPS processing
IPM, M24(2) evaluate the mechanical properties of nanocomposites
POLITO, M36(1) antibacterial properties evaluation
ESR15
POSITION OCCUPIED
Host ETL
Joint inter-sectorial supervision POLITO
Duration 36M
Approx. Start date June 2015
Work package WP2
Project Title Modelling and constructing devices, including innovative joining of high temperature TE devices
Objectives Develop the techniques necessary to fabricate novel telluride based glasses, sulphide and silicide thermoelectric devices
Expected Results The fabrication of a thermoelectric device involves several critical steps: accurate machining of legs; passivation and electroding; electroding of insulating base plates; positioning of legs; joining to insulating base plate; encapsulation. The challenge with new materials is to identify appropriate solders and brazes. The coefficients of expansion of the n- and p-type legs may be quite different, which makes the choice of the joining technique and materials more critical. The silicide and sulphide materials are particularly prone to oxidation at high temperatures. This project will focus on the development of new and effective encapsulation materials and design approaches.
Planned secondment
Host, timing (length) and purpose
POLITO, M18(2) develop joining/coating technology for TE segments
NANOFORCE, M24(1.5) evaluate protective coatings for TEs
UR1, M30(1) preparation of samples for prototype devices
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