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RENAISSANCE: Training network in innovative polyelectrolytes for energy and environment

European project awarded in the call FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN of the 7th Framework Programme_PEOPLE_Marie Curie Actions.

RENAISSANCE ITN is a multidisciplinary and interesectorial European research and training network in innovative polymers for a sustainable society. The network will offer training to 11 Early stage Researchers and 1 Experienced researcher. The ultimate goal will be to train ESRs as quality researchers, prepare them for positions in industry and academia suitable to become future leader scientists.

The introduction of new ionic moieties (cations and anions) into polymers is giving rise to a new family of functional polymers with particular properties and new applications which is provoking the RENAISSANCE of the chemistry and applications of classic polyelectrolytes. However, further developments and a better understanding of the properties and applications of innovative polyelectrolytes are still necessary to develop their actual and emerging applications. The main S&T goal is to obtain new functional polyelectrolyte materials using “green” chemical approaches, to get an insight into their unique physico-chemical properties and to investigate their application in Energy&Environment.

In particular, the specific research topic to be addressed by IMDEA Energy Institute is the application of innovative polyelectrolytes and graphitic materials developed within the consortium in All Solid Supercapacitors.


Partners: POLYMAT-Universidad del Pais Vasco UPV/EHU (Spain); LCPO-CNRS-ESNSCBP-Universite Bordeaux I (France); CEA-LETI; Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Germany); Biorgel-Linköping University (Sweden); CERM- University of Liege (Belgium); IMDEA Energy Institute (sPAIN); KITOZYME (Belgium); Procter&Gample Italy (Italy); REPSOL (Spain)
Funding Institution/Program: European Union/FP7-People Program. Call identifier FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
Period: May 2012-April 2016
Principal researcher: Rebeca Marcilla

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