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NOAH: Network of Functional Molecular Containers with Controlled Switchable Abilities
Thesis director Bruno Therrien
   
Abstract NOAH deals with the education of early-stage researchers (ESRs) in a multidisciplinary chemical research program
within the area of functional molecular containers, encapsulation processes and their applications with the possibility
to end up with a PhD degree. The proposed training network aims to bring in a great variety of scientific attributes to
10 selected ESRs, ranging from the experimental organic and inorganic synthesis to computational chemistry. Photoand
electro-chemistry, MS/gas-phase chemistry, X-ray diffraction and optical spectroscopy techniques will be also
included in the scientific formation and development of the recruited ESRs. The trainees will also receive education
in complementary and transferable skills through attendance to local and network-wide dedicated training seminars
(e.g. dissemination, communication, organization, governance, ethics…). The training program includes the exposure
of the ESRs to chemical research carried out in the non-academic sector or in a technological centre by means of
full recruitment or short stage secondments in one of the three chemical European companies or the technological
centre operating at very different levels: one large company, Covestro, two SMEs, Mind the Byte and Biolitec and one
technological centre Leitat. ESRs will also gain insight in the transfer process of knowledge from academia to industry
and other complementary soft-skills. The proposed ETN constitutes an ideal framework to acquaint ESRs, in a modest
amount of time (3 years), with a great variety of scientific skills, experimental techniques, soft-skills and technologies.
Ten ESRs will be incorporated in a multidisciplinary team formed by 7 research groups of multiple nationalities that
are focused on a common goal and with high involvement of 3 non-academic partners and one technological centre.
All PIs are internationally recognized scientists and the scholar scientists have wide experience as tutors and mentors
of ESRs.
   
Keywords Coordination chemistry, Supramolecular chemistry, Intelligent materials, self-assembled materials, Organic chemistry
   
Project homepage http://https://www.noah-itn.eu/
   
Type of project Fundamental research project
Research area Chimie
Method of financing Europe
Status Ongoing
Start of project 1-4-2018
End of project 31-3-2022
Overall budget 300'000
Contact Bruno Therrien