|Title||Multiscaled Smart Metallic and Semiconductor Electrodes
for Electrochemical Processing and Devices
|The starting date||01 January 2018|
|Project duration||46 months|
This Project aims to become a distinctive Research and Training platform that will generate a pool of highly skilled researchers capable of designing, synthesizing, characterizing and managing application-validated materials suitable for sustainable research applications. The seconded staff will be trained in the fields and topics that are of high relevance for the needs of industry and society
Demand of “smart” electrodes/systems has recently increased due to significant role of various devices/equipment based on these electrodes – urgent needs of present and forthcoming human activities.
The multi- and interdisciplinary project SMARTELECTRODES is proposing elaboration of advanced systems covered under umbrella of “smart” electrodes which will be involved and play significant roles in several important applications as catalysis/electrocatalysis, sensing, thermoelectrics, electrowinning, electrochemical machining and electrospark alloying.
The development of multiscaled (from nano- to macro-; from nanodot to volumized 3D-) metallic and semiconductor electrodes and integration of them into working systems/equipment is the main target of the project.
The project SMARTELECTRODES is highly innovative R&D training network, which aims:
- To develop long lasting collaborations between four academic (Vilnius University, Lithuania; Institute of Applied Physics, Moldova; Clarkson University, USA; Research Institute for Physical Chemical Problems of BSU, Belarus) and two companies (JSC Topaz, Moldova and JSC “Electronics Treatment Technologies”, EPT, Lithuania);
- To develop new electrodes (based on chalcogenides, iron group metals and “technological” electrodes) by well-established institutions;
- To increase career perspectives of each participant that will lead to benefit of each member and partnership as a whole.