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28 October 2015

Workshop for environmentally oriented materials scientists

Are you interested in the environment and working in materials research? Now you have a chance to influence a future call for proposals regarding smart materials. On 30 November Mistra is holding a workshop with three distinguished scientists.

‘Our ambition is to initiate research on smart materials that afford environmental benefits. The purpose of the workshop is for our international experts to meet Swedish researchers and get a picture of the existing expertise that can be built on,’ says Chris Folkeson Welch.

Mistra recently put together an international working group. Their task is to compile scientific documentation for a possible new call in the materials field. The group is headed by David Cardwell, a Cambridge professor. The other two members are Mir Wais Hosseini, a professor at the University of Strasbourg, and Steffi Friedrichs, the researcher behind the interest organisation Nanotechnology Industries Association, now engaged in policy issues in the OECD.

As part of their work, a three-hour workshop will be held in central Stockholm — at Mistra’s office, a stone’s throw from Stockholm Central Station — on 30 November. It is best to sign on in advance if you would like to give a brief talk. The workshop will end with a discussion and a summary.

The conclusions from this workshop will form part of the expert group’s statement, which is expected to be ready in February 2016. If all goes to plan, an application call can take place in the second quarter of 2016, according to Folkeson Welch.

Text: Henrik Lundström, Vetenskapsjournalisterna

Scientists in the working group

Professor David Cardwell, Cambridge University

Steffi Friedrichs, Nanotechnology Industries Association

Mir Wais Hosseini, University of Strasbourg

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