Happy to announce the success of our VIT proposal (EU project 101008237) in the latest H2020-MSCA-RISE call! The consortium, including partners from Argentina, Uruguay, US, Malaysia and several EU states, will operate across borders to advance the state of the art and technological impact of vitrimers. Our lab will specifically play a fundamental role in the functionalisation of vitrimers with photoactive molecules to add new properties and facilitate their self repair and recycling.
A warm welcome to Josue, Terezia and Marco! Josue, an experienced polymer chemist, is joining our group from Carnagie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA), to work on the development of electrochromic polymeric materials in the frame of the EU funded DecoChrom project. Marco and Terezia are starting their PhDs, respectively working on the synthesis of borazine derivatives (EU funded STiBNite project) and the supramolecular assembly of optically active pheromones on the surface of yeast cells (UniWien).
Today marks the start of the new European project MSCA-ETN-2020 STiBNite “Tailored materials for Sustainable Technologies: programming functional molecular components through Boron-Nitrogen doping”. Through 15 ESR research projects, STiBNite will establish an intersectoral training and research programme at the chemistry/physics/engineering interface with partners from top universities and industries from 8 European countries. We would also like to welcome our first ESR engaged on this project in Vienna: Welcome to the group Martina!
Welcome to Deborah Romito and André Sequeira! The last PhD students arrived in our group. She is from Italy and she will work on “Chalcogen Bonding as driving force to build an ordered 2D network”. He is from Portugal and he will work on photoswitchable self-assembly system using Secondary-Bonding interactions.