7. Nano materials

In the EU research programme Horizon 2020, materials are regarded as a prerequisite to solve grand challenges such as health, energy, etc. Advanced, high tech or value added materials play a crucial role as a driver for innovation in many industrial domains because they create new options throughout the entire production chain.

 

This innovation may create either similar functionality against lower costs, or entirely new functionality against initially acceptable costs. We are learning to build new materials starting from particles, molecules and atoms. This often leads to a wealth of options for innovative products.

There are still countless undiscovered applications. It is essential to conduct further research in this respect to better organise the material structure. The challenge to materials technology is to better understand the relation between elementary building blocks (atoms, molecules, particles) and product properties and to use this information to better purposely organise the material structure by processing.

TC07_Dortmans

Theme coordinator
Dr. ir. L.J.M.G. Dortmans (TNO)

This theme contains the following programmes:

7A Supramolecular and bio-inspired materials
7B Multilayered and artificial materials

We are beginning to be able to build new materials starting from particles, molecules and atoms. This sometimes leads to unexpected and unpredictable properties, but often also leads to a wealth of options for innovative products. However, there are still countless undiscovered applications. It is essential to conduct further research in this respect to better organise the material structure. To achieve this, it is important to investigate the relation between material structure and properties during the entire production chain.

Contact at the programme office for theme 7:  Margot Beukers

Programmes

  • 7A Supramolecular and bio-inspired materials
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  • 7B Multilayered and artificial materials
    7B Multilayered and artificial materials Read more