On 30th of September 2016 took place at the Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik - IWS in Dresden (Germany) the final Worshop of the SUMAe-Network. 14 reasearches of Europe and Latin America meet to discuss about the achievements of this 4-year project as well as the prospective for future collaborations. Thanks to the support of the European Commission, a total of 80 Exchanges between Europe and Latin America were done in the last 4 years, giving as result more than 38 peer-reviewed publications and 40 contributions in conferences.
The participants of the meeting were:
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
1st International Workshop on Nanomaterials at the Universidad Nacional
The 17th of April took place at the Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto (UNRC) the 1st International Workshop on Nanomaterials. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together researchers linked to the project SUMA2-Network (IRSES-EU) to exchange findings about different systems of nanomaterials, including modified surfaces, porous materials, nanoparticles, and hydrogels. Four plenary presentations were given by guests coming the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and from the Linköping University in Sweden. Moreover, a round table with discussions about activities being done a the UNRC with the participation of 5 local specialists took place. The workshop counted with the participation of 23 persons including many students of the UNRC. This occasion was very useful to discuss about the further development of the project SUMA2 as well as for planning additional future collaborations.
- “Study of Adsorption and Absorption Properties of Gases in Nanomaterials " Dr. Donovan Díaz. Instituto de Física, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
- “Synthesis of Copper-Nanoparticles from Copper Solutions " Dr. Álvaro Videla. Depto. de Ingeniería en Minas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
- “Surface Activation Multifunctional Nanoparticles by Incorporation of Antimicrobial Copper" Dr. Esteban Ramos. Instituto de Física, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
- “Synthesis and Application of Ordered Nanoporous Silica” Dr. Emma Bjork. Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden.
Round table: Activities in Nanomaterials at UNRC Dr. Cesar Barbero , Dr. Gabriel Planes, Dr. Diego F. Acevedo, Dr. Claudia R. Rivarola, Dr. Gustavo Morales
From November 11th to 13th 2014, an international Workshop on Nanostructured Materials and Surface Engineering will take place in Santiago de Chile. Organized by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (EUSMAT Partner) and supported by the SUMA2 project, scientists from several SUMA2 partner institutions as well as from other Latin American institutions will present their latest results. This meeting will provide excellent opportunities to discuss scientific activities and possibilities for future collaborations. For further information, contact the local organizer Esteban Ramos Moore (email@example.com).
On April 18th and 19th 2013, the first meeting of the SUMA2 project took place in Buenos Aires. The aim of SUMA2 is to provide collaboration between different research centers in Latin America as well as in Europe in the field of materials surface modification.
The purpose of this multidisciplinary network is to combine different areas of expertise in physics, chemistry, materials science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering and electronic engineering towards the development of optimized surfaces for different applications, such as: gas sensors, transparent p-n junctions, organic solar cells, electrochemical electrodes and wear resistant and anticorrosive surfaces. To achieve this goal different processing techniques will be applied and combined, like plasma-based deposition techniques, plasma-assisted thermochemical diffusion treatments, and laser patterning.
This will be complemented with excellent characterization facilities including FIB/SEM, high resolution TEM, and atom probe tomography. Moreover, specially designed facilities for property testing (electrical, mechanical, sensing) are available.
54 exchanges with the participation of 41 scientists with different levels of experience (from PhD students to professors) will be carried out within the project. The total cost of the project is 184.800 €. Three workshops will be organized in order to exchange experience among the partners, to enhance knowledge transfer as well as to discuss further common activities.
This kick of meeting, which took place at the Universidad Tecnólogica nacional in Buenos Aires presented all this aims and was organised by different partners like Dr. Flavio Soldera and Dr. Walter Legnani. In total 14 persons from Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Chile and Sweden participated in the workshop and a multitude of lectures were presented.