Funded by the European Commission
FP7 – PEOPLE Programme
GENIUS is a multi-site ITN aimed at enabling supra-sectorial and cross-disciplinary training and research in an emerging field at the interface between Supramolecular Chemistry, Materials Science, Nanoscience, Physics and Engineering. The overall mission of GENIUS is to improve the career perspectives of Early-stage researchers (ESRs) and of a few Experienced Researchers (ERs) in both the public and private sector in the societal and economically important area of organic electronics and nanotechnology. To this end we have set-up an 8-partners joint training programme to enable a pool of young researchers to gain expertise in the area of Supramolecular Materials, while simultaneously generating new scientific and technological knowledge relevant to industry.
The main objective of GENIUS is to train a new generation of young researchers on the production, processing and characterization of graphene, the most recent and one of the most promising among nanotechnology breakthroughs.
GENIUS will thus offer a top-quality environment for multidisciplinary training and Transfer of Knowledge (ToK) in a very wide spectrum of techniques including (i) organic and supramolecular synthesis, (ii) advanced top-down and bottom-up nanofabrication techniques to self-assemble the GOHs in solution and on surfaces, (iii) Scanning Force Microscopy (SFM) characterization of physico-chemical properties of the GOHs, (iv) new computational techniques to model graphenic systems, (v) steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopies both in solution and solid state, (vi) fabrication and testing of graphene-based devices and (vii) development of new composites of technological interest for application in the fields of electronics and consumer products.