The aim of CREATe-Network is to provide a platform for international and intersectoral collaboration between different academic and non academic institutions in Europe, Latin America, USA and South Africa in the multidisciplinary field of advanced composite materials. The combined expertise of academic and industrial partners will explore novel composite materials with superior properties and performance. Their design, processing and characterization will cater to resource-efficient applications and environmentally friendly technologies, in particular energy storage, bearings, electrical contacts, and cutting tools.
65 exchanges with the participation of 35 scientists with different levels of experience (from PhD students to professors) will be carried out within the project. The total budget of the project is 640.000 €. Moreover, workshops will be organized in order to exchange experience, knowledge and to discuss further common activities.
On 19th-20th of March 2015, the first meeting of the CREATe-Network project took place at the Catholic University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay.
This was an excellent opportunity to get to know the partners’ research more in detail. The 21 participants from Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, Sweden, Spain, South Africa, and USA discussed the common activities to be carried out within the 4 years of the project.
From the 29th of February to the 2nd of March 2016 at the Catholic University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay.
The Universidad Católica de Uruguay organized with the support of EUSMAT a workshop on Processing and Characterization of Advanced Steel and Alloys. About 25 researchers of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil and Germany, mostly of them participants in the EU projects SUMA2-Network and CREATe-Network, met together in Montevideo to discuss about new research results obtained in the mentioned topic within the last months. A representative of the Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación gave also an overview of funding programmes supported by the uruguayan government, especially for transfer activities between academic institutions and industry. Beside members of universities and research centers, also representatives of the steel producer companies Tenaris and Gerdau participated of the event. One of the main goals was to define new topics for future common projects
Congratulations to Ms. Thais Carvalho Miranda and Dr. Sandra Vales for succesfully passed their thesis defense. Miss Carvalho obtained her Master in Engineering degree. The topic of her thesis was: 3D FIB tomography of wear pattern in milling inserts. Dr. Sandra Vales's PhD thesis deals with the influence of Xe+ ion bombardment and plasma nitriding on the behaviour of TiN coating deposited on steels. Both students were supervised by Prof. Haroldo Pinto in cooperation with Prof. José Garcia (Sandvik Coromant R&D, Stockholm-Sweden).
More information can be found in the members' area.
Congratulations to Ph.D student, Idriss El Azhari on being awarded the 1st prize in the poster competition at Nanobrücken 2016 Workshop, hosted by INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, Germany in cooperation with Hysitron, Inc. on March 2-4, 2016, Saarbrücken. The presented work consisted in the investigation of micro-mechanical properties of TiCN and ZrCN coatings. Mr. Idriss El Azhari is currently doing his Ph.D at Saarland University under the supervision of Prof. Frank Mücklich and in cooperation with Prof. José Garcia (Sandvik Coromant R&D, Stockholm-Sweden).
The poster can be downloaded in the members' area.
"This work was supported by the CREATE-Network Project, Horizon 2020 Program of the European Commission (RISE Project N° 644013)"