Elvira Fortunato is awarded a ‘Proof of Concept’ grant

Congratulations to SYNERGY coordinator professor Elvira Fortunato who has been distinguished by the European Research Council (ERC),the most reputable institution for granting funds for scientific and technological research in Europe, for the third time. The ERC awarded a total of 166 ‘Proof of Concept’ grants, each worth €150000, to European researchers, including to Professor Elvira Fortunato.

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Upcoming: SYNERGY Webinar ‘Can we be scientists without the rules?’

SYNERGY invites you to attend our upcoming webinar ‘Can we be scientists without the rules? Few words about practical, socio-economical, and ethical implications of good scientific practice’. The virtual event will be presented by Dr. Malgorzata Kopycinska-Müller, currently working at Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems. The webinar will be held on Thursday 24th February at 11:00 CET, aiming to show that the rules of good scientific practice have an impact beyond the scientific community.

There are no specific participation requirements to join, however registration prior to the event is compulsory. Register by clicking here.

SYNERGY- Opportunities for Secondments

In the frame of SYNERGY project, several opportunities for secondments are being promoted in four renowned European Research Institutes, Fraunhofer-Institut für KeramischeTechnologien und Systeme IKTS, POLITO – Politecnico di Torino, Tyndall National Institute – University College Cork, and VTT-Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Each Institute is proposing different themes, directed at Masters Students, PhD Students and Post-Doc Students in Materials Sciences and Engineering, Micro- and Nanotechnologies, Energy Systems and Green Energy Power Control.

To read about the involved themes and to find out how to get involved, click here.

UPCOMING: SYNERGY Webinar on ‘Integrated energy conversion/storage devices’

SYNERGY invites you to attend our upcoming webinar on “Integrated energy conversion/storage devices: towards planar architectures and emerging concepts “, hosted by Associate Professor Federico Bella, from Politecnico di Torino – POLITO. The webinar will be on Tuesday 14th December 2021 at 15:00 CET and aims to show how solar cells and electrochemical energy storage units can be merged. Whilst there are no specific participation requirements, registration is compulsory to attend.

You can still register by clicking here.

For more information please go to the Virtual Training Courses section at https://synergyproject.eu/events/virtual-training-courses/

Pedro Barquinha hosts a webinar on ‘Sustainable thin film and nanostructured oxides for flexible and autonomous electronics’

On November 24th 2021 at 5pm (GMT), Professor Pedro Barquinha hosted a webinar on “Sustainable thin film and nanostructured oxides for flexible and autonomous electronics”. The Portuguese Society of Materials has announced a cycle of online conferences, focused on “Research on Materials within the scope of ERC grants”, bringing together a group of Portuguese researchers to host conferences funded by the European Research Council.The conferences will run for one year and will take place on the last Wednesday of each month by 5 pm (GMT), with an approximate duration of 60 minutes.

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Ms. Sabrina Trano participates in the Merck Young Chemists’ Symposium 2021

Ms. Sabrina Trano participates in the Merck Young Chemists’ Symposium 2021

Ms. Sabrina Trano, a research assistant on SYNERGY project, participated in the Merck Young Chemists’ Symposium 2021, presenting SYNERGY project and the research carried out at POLITO on batteries. Sabrina participated in the poster session and also gave a presentation.