Research Projects

  • Biaxial Nematic Devices (BIND), EU-FP7 / ICT-1-3.2 / STREP-CP-FP-INFSO.

    Scope: Research project on biaxial nematic electro-optic device systems and materials. Aims to provide the basic know-how enabling the production of a new generation of fast LC displays.
    Partners:
    University of Patras (UPAT), Greece, (Prof. D. J. Photinos, Coordinator). Universita di Bologna (UNIBO), Italy, (Prof. C. Zannoni) • Trinity College (TCD), Ireland, (Prof J. Vij). Universitaet Freiburg (ALU-FR), Germany, (Prof. H. Finkelmann). Universitaet Halle Wittenberg (MLU), Germany, (Prof. C. Tschierske). Univerity of Hull (UHULL), UK, (Dr. G. H. Mehl). University of Oxford (UOXF), UK, (Prof. S. Elston).

  • Functional LC Dendrimers: Synthesis of New Materials, Resource for New Applications (DENDREAMERS), Marie Curie Actions, EU-FP7-PEOPLE-ITN.

Scope: organize, implement and evaluate a joint PhD training programme, looking for multifunctional materials with applications in two fundamental subjects, i.e. Biomedicine and Advanced Materials Science.
Partners:
• UNIVERSITY OF ZARAGOZA , SPAIN. • CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS), FRANCE. • UNIVERSITY OF HULL, UK. • UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS, GREECE. • INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO, PORTUGAL. • FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V, GERMANY. • KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS, LITHUANIA. • PHARMAMAR, S.A.U., SPAIN. • NANOLOGICA AB, SWEDEN.

  • Self–organized Nanomaterials for tailored optical and electrical properties (NANOGOLD), EU-FP7-NMP-2008-2.2-2

Scope: Fabrication and application of bulk electro-magnetic metamaterials.
Project Coordinator:
Optics and Photonics Laboratory Toralf Scharf
Duration:
08/2009 – 07/2012
Partners:
• University of Heidelberg, Physical Chemistry, Surface Spectroscopy and  Nanochemistry. • University of Calabria, Physics Department, Liquid Crystal Laboratory. • The University of Sheffield, Polymers, Liquid Crystals and Supramolecular Structures Group. • Friedrich SchillerUniversityJena, Institute for Condensed Matter Theory and SolidState Optic. • University of Patras, Department of Materials Science, Molecular theory group. • Virtual Institute for Artificial Electromagnetic Materials and Metamaterials, METAMORPHOSE VI AISBL

Mission: Fabrication and application of bulk electro-magnetic metamaterials.

Project Coordinator:

Optics and Photonics Laboratory
Toralf Scharf

EPFL STI IMT NE OPT
Rue A.-L. Breguet 2
2000 Neuchâtel
Tel. +41 32 718 3286
Fax. +41 32 718 3201

email:coordination.nanogold@epfl.ch
Web: http://www.nanogold.epfl.ch

Contract number: NMP – 228455

Duration: 08/2009 – 07/2012

Partners:

Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Institute of  Microtechnology, Optics and Photonics Technology

University of Hull, Department of Chemistry, Liquid crystal and advanced organic materials group

Friedrich SchillerUniversityJena, Institute for Condensed Matter Theory and SolidState Optic

University of Patras, Department of Materials Science, Molecular theory group

University of Heidelberg, Physical Chemistry, Surface Spectroscopy and  Nanochemistry

University of Calabria, Physics Department, Liquid Crystal Laboratory

The University of Sheffield, Polymers, Liquid Crystals and Supramolecular Structures Group

Virtual Institute for Artificial Electromagnetic Materials and Metamaterials – METAMORPHOSE VI AISBL

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