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Workshop “Advanced Materials” H2020 Materials Networking project, 11-14 September 2018, Djuni, Bulgaria
The 3rd Workshop “Advanced Materials“, organized within the H2020 project Materials Networking, took place from September 11th to 14th, 2018 in Duni, Bulgaria. The Workshop was attended by scientists from all four partnering organizations of the project, namely Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University, Bulgaria, coordinator of the project, University of Cambridge, UK, Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany and the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Barcelona.
Group photo of the participant at the 3rd Workshop “Advanced Materials“, September 11th-14th, 2018, Duni, Bulgaria
Moreover, scientists from other research organizations such as Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, UK, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, Australia, Institute of Chemistry, Skopje, Macedonia, University of Melbourne, Australia, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands and University College London, UK also took part in the Workshop.
The research topics presented at the Workshop covered a broad range of scientific fields all related to the advanced materials such as fuel cells, catalysis, smart materials, etc. At the Workshop were presented 1 plenary lecture, 33 oral presentations and 14 short presentations. The plenary speaker Prof. Konstantin Neyman from University of Barcelona gave a lecture entitled “Density-functional modelling of nanocomposite materials for catalysis and new energy technologies”. The short oral presentations were an opportunity for young researchers from all partnering organizations to present their research activities.
On 14th September, the Steering Committee of the project had a meeting at which it was discussed how the project progresses and how the project goals and targets had been achieved so far. Also, the plan for the project activities envisaged for the last year of the project was outlined and discussed.
“Materials Networking” project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 692146.
Scientists from the University of Cambridge visited the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Sofia
Within the frame of the Materials Networking Project, funded from the EU Horizon 2020 programme, from 17th to 20th of July, 2018, the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy was visited by worldwide known researchers from the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK. Prof. Lindsey Greer, Head of Physical Sciences Division of the University and Member of the Energy@Cambridge Strategic Advisory Board, visited the Faculty on 20th of July and presented a talk entitled “Extending the applicability of the glassy state”.
During his visit, Prof. Greer had a meeting with the Vice Rector of University of Sofia Assoc. Prof. Eliza Stefanova and discussed topics of mutual interest connected with cooperation between the two universities in education and science.
Prof. Vasant Kumar and Dr. Rumen Tomov visited the Faculty from 18th to 19th of July, 2018. Prof. Kumar presented a lecture entitled “Sustainability of Materials in the Evolving Energy-Environment Paradigm”. During their visit the scientists from University of Cambridge had a meeting with the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University as well as they had discussions on joint research topics and collaborations with scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy.
The 2nd School “Computational Modelling of Materials” within the H2020 project Materials Networking will be held on the 4th and the 5th of December, 2017 at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University. The School is organized for the young scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy who will be able to learn the advanced methods and applications of computational modeling in the field of the materials science from leading scientists from the three partnering organizations. Confirmed lecturers at the school until now are Dr. Yuki Nagata, Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, Prof. Eliseo Riuz, Dr. Sergio Madurga, Dr. Pablo Gamallo, University of Barcelona, Spain. The Programme of the 2nd School of the materials Networking project could be found here.