One-Flow
Catalyst Cascade Reactions in ‘One-Flow’ within a Compartmentalized, Green-Solvent ‘Digital Synthesis Machinery’ – End-to-End Green Process Design for Pharmaceuticals

Start Date: 01-01-2017

End Date: 31-12-2020


ONE-FLOW translates ‘vertical hierarchy’ of chemical multistep synthesis with its complex machinery into self-organising ‘horizontal hierarchy’ of a compartmentalized flow reactor system – a biomimetic digital flow cascade machinery with just one reactor passage. To keep horizontal hierarchy manageable, orthogonality among the consecutive reactions needs to be increased. The winning poin...
HISTO-MRI
IN SITU IMAGING OF LIVING TISSUES WITH CELLULAR SPATIAL RESOLUTION

Start Date: 01-01-2017

End Date: 31-12-2019


'The main objective of HISTO-MRI project is to develop the technologies that will enable the non-invasive visualization of individual human cells in vivo and in real time, based on a radical new Magnetic Resonance Imaging concept: High Frequency Pulsed MRI. To accomplish this ambitious objective, several new challenging multidisciplinary technologies will have to be developed: 1) new method for th...
LLR
Laser Lightning Rod

Start Date: 01-01-2017

End Date: 31-12-2020


'Controlling lightning is a long time dream of mankind. The goal of the present project is to investigate and develop a new type of lightning protection based on the use of upward lightning discharges initiated through a high repetition rate multi terawatt laser. The feasibility of the novel technique and the project’s prospect of success are based on recent research providing new insights into ...
MIR-BOSE
Mid- and far-IR optoelectronic devices based on Bose-Einstein condensation

Start Date: 01-01-2017

End Date: 31-12-2020


'Optoelectronic devices typically operate in the weak coupling regime between light and matter, for example in conventional lasers relying on population inversion to achieve optical gain. Recently there has been a surge of interest in quantum systems operating instead in the strong coupling regime, when the coupling strength of the light-matter interaction is so strong that new states – cavity p...
M-CUBE
MetaMaterials antenna for ultra-high field MRI

Start Date: 01-01-2017

End Date: 31-12-2020


'M-Cube aims at changing the paradigm of High-Field MRI and Ultra High-Field antennas to offer a much better insight on the human body and enable earlier detection of diseases. Our main objective is to go beyond the limits of MRI clinical imaging and radically improve spatial and temporal resolutions. The clinical use of High-field MRI scanners is drastically limited due to the lack of homogeneit...
MagnaPharm
Magnetic Control of Polymorphism in Pharmaceutical Compounds

Start Date: 01-01-2017

End Date: 31-12-2019


'This H2020-FETOPEN-2016-2017 proposal initiates a major international effort to direct polymorphism in pharmaceutical compounds through crystallizing in high magnetic fields. The ability to direct polymorphism would have a transformative effect on almost all pharmaceutical compounds, and hence on society.It is proposed that MagnaPharm will drive forward innovation in pharmaceuticals by exploiting...
LMCat
Development of continuous two-dimensional defect-free materials by liquid-metal catalytic routes

Start Date: 01-01-2017

End Date: 31-12-2020


'Two-dimensional materials (2DMs) such as graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, silicene and others, are currently amongst the most intensively studied classes of materials that hold great promise for future applications in many technological areas. However, the main hurdle against practical utilization of 2DMs is the lack of effective mass production techniques to satisfy the growing qualitative and...
ULTRACHIRAL
Ultrasensitive chiral detection by signal-reversing cavity polarimetry: applications to in-situ proteomics, single-molecule chirality, HPLC analysis, medical diagnostics, and atmospheric studies

Start Date: 01-01-2017

End Date: 31-12-2020


the project aims to address the need, both scientific/academic and industrial, for sensitive measurements of chirality, in a variety of contexts. The coordinating Polarization Spectroscopy Group, led by Prof. T. P. Rakitzis at FORTH, has demonstrated a novel way of measuring chirality-induced optical rotation signals. Within the early stages of the project, the demonstrated setup will evolve and m...
Levitate
Levitation with localised tactile and audio feedback for mid-air interactions

Start Date: 01-01-2017

End Date: 31-12-2020


This project will be the first to create, prototype and evaluate a radically new human-computer interaction paradigm that empowers the unadorned user to reach into a new kind of display composed of levitating matter. This tangible display will allow users to see, feel, manipulate, and hear three-dimensional objects in space. Our users can interact with the system in a walkup-and-use manner without...
SiLAS
SiliconLaser

Start Date: 01-01-2017

End Date: 31-12-2020


The SiLAS project aims to establish a new technology platform in the electronics industry based on a special type of SiGe. We have defined the following objectives:1) Synthesis of high quality SiGe nanowires2) Study the optical properties of SiGe nanowires3) Demonstrate an electrically pumped SiGe nanolaser4) Create a path for CMOS integration Our research aims to revolutionize the electr...