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Zagreb, March 8th-9th 2017.

MultiComp is a COST Action

designed to bring together theorists, experimentalists and industrialists in the field of nano-carbon materials technology.

Multi-Functional Nano-Carbon Composite Materials Network (MultiComp)

COST Action CA15107

MultiComp is a COST Action designed to bring together theorists, experimentalists and industrialists in the field of nano-carbon materials technology. Although carbon nanotubes, graphene and Few-Layer Graphene (FLG) have been used to improve the properties of composite materials, two main problems remain to be solved before these composite materials can realize their full potential: 

(1) adequate dispersion of the nano-carbon reinforcement material, and (2) strong enough interfacial bonding between the nano-carbon reinforcement elements and the composite matrix. In addition to making modified MWNTs such as branched-MWNTs, the Action will explore other possibilities of strengthening composites by integrating FLG (using existing as well as unpublished methods); theoretical modelling of these nano-carbons and composites; due consideration and evaluation of the Health, Safety and Environmental implications; making and testing composites e.g. mechanical and electrical/thermal, HRTEM of interphases, voltage-contrast SEM of percolation networks, sensing and photocatalytic properties; development of new composite materials with Electronic and Multi-Functional properties. 

This Action will provide an ideal platform, especially via STSM exchanges, for permanent established researchers, post-doctoral workers and ECIs to enhance their research-related skills as well as their innovation and enterprise skills in this international network involving both academic and business enterprises.

COST Action CA15107 – MultiComp.

Chair: Dr Sharali Malik

Vice-Chair: Felicite Ruddock

Science officer: Dr Mónica PÉREZ-CABERO

Administrative officer: Milena Stoyanova

Work Groups

WG1

Synthesis & Fabrication

Leader:
Prof. Zoltan Konya

Vice-Leader:
Dr Silvia Marchesan

WG2

Theory & Modelling

Leader:
Prof Elena Besley

Vice-Leader:
Prof Gregory Van Lier

WG3

Characterization, Health, Safety & Env-ironment (HSE)

Leader:
Dr Silvia Giordani

Vice-Leader:
Dr Gina Manda

WG4

Engineering & Techno-logical Applications

Leader:
Chris Price

Vice-Leader:
Dr Gabriel Morales-Cid

WG5

Outreach & Dissemina-tion

Leader:
Felicite Ruddock

Vice-Leader:
Dr Carla Bittencourt

Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM), Early Career Investigator (ECI) Coordination

STSM/ECI Coordination Leader: Dr Polona Umek

STSM/ECI Coordination Vice-Leader: Dr Beata Kalska-Szostko