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Advanced modelling and characterization for power semiconductor materials and technologies (AddMorePower)

The development and integration of new materials for microelectronic semiconductor technologies was always crucially dependent on physical characterization techniques and predictive modelling. With the rapid and massive spread of power electronics, which enables both the digitalization and the electrification of our society on the one hand, and the generation and conversion of electrical energy needed for this transition on the other hand, completely new requirements arise for the conception and integration of semiconductor and interconnect materials. AddMorePower will provide the necessary characterization and modelling techniques that meet the particular needs of upcoming power semiconductor technology generations, which shall integrate and develop mono- and polycrystalline materials to an unprecedented extent. IPM activities will be devoted to the development of a physics-based modelling approach including anisotropic elasticity, plasticity, void formation and coalescence, and impurity and vacancy formation. The ambitious aim is to couple all effects and their interaction and implement them in a ready-to use simulation tool and provide the required material parameters to simulate the behaviour of the cooper layer during thermal loading.
 
The AddMorePower project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101091621.


Tailoring ODS materials processing routes for additive manufacturing of high temperature devices for aggressive environments (topAM)

Europe’s industry is facing many challenges such as global competition and the big change towards energy and resource efficiency. topAM can contribute to these demands by development and application of novel processing routes for new oxide-dispersoid strengthened (ODS) alloys on FeCrAl, Ni and NiCu basis. Novel ODS materials offer a clear advantage for the process industry by manufacturing e.g. topology-optimized, sensor-integrated high temperature devices (gas burner heads, heat exchangers) that are exposed to aggressive environments. Alloy and process development will be targeted by an advanced integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) approach combining computational thermodynamics, microstructure and process simulation to contribute to save time, raw materials and increase the component’s lifetime. Physical alloy production will be realized by combining nanotechnologies to aggregate ODS composites with laser-powder bed fusion and post-processing. The ICME approach will be complemented by comprehensive materials characterization and intensive testing of components under industrially relevant in-service conditions. This strategy allows to gain a deeper understanding of the processmicrostructure- properties relationships and to quantify the improved functionalities, properties and life cycle assessment. This will promote cost reduction, improved energy efficiency and superior properties combined with a significant lifetime increase. The consortium consists of users, materials suppliers and research institutes that are world leading in the fields relevant for this proposal, which guarantees efficient, high-level, application-oriented execution of topAM. The industrial project partners, in particular the SMEs, will achieve higher competitiveness due to their strategic position in the value chain of materials processing, e.g. powder production, to strengthen Europe's leading position in the emerging technology field of AM in a unique combination with ICME.
 
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 958192.


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Sensors and Detectors for Future Information Society (SenDISo)

The aim of the project is to implement planned research projects that will achieve international excellence in quality and originality. Within the framework of capacity development of research teams, a team will be assembled to focus on research activities that will be linked through the workplaces of a consortium of nine partners. New international collaborations will also be established, thus strengthening the international dimension of research at the consortium sites. The necessary instrumentation and infrastructure to carry out the research projects will be acquired.  


MEBioSys - Mechanical engineering of biological and bio-inspired systems

The aim of the project is to strengthen international collaboration, team development, and implementation of cutting-edge research to develop a new generation of ground-breaking engineering products resulting from the convergence of biological and technological evolution. The project includes the development of internationalisation in collaboration with foreign institutes, including mobility, upgrading of technical equipment and deeper integration of the institutions involved. This will result in publications and technically realised results, including several patents.
 


Materials and technologies for sustainable development (MATUR)

The project is oriented towards the creation of a center of excellence in materials and technology research for sustainable development (MATUR), which aims at research of an interdisciplinary nature with a high potential for the creation of cutting-edge and future-applicable research results with a farreaching impact on various fields of human society, in an international context. The MATUR center of excellence will be built on an excellent research team and the development of international cooperation among research organizations. The project, within the framework of 4 research work packages, addresses current issues of the disciplines of materials engineering, whose research results will lead not only to sustainable development, but will also have an economic benefit in the form of improving the competitiveness of the Czech Republic.


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Number of ProjectNameInvestigator
24-12763S Targeted microstructure manipulation for additive shaping of ODS alloysIng. Hynek Hadraba, Ph.D.
24-11058M Design and optimization of 3D printable oxide-dispersion-strengthened multi-principal element alloys for extreme environmentsMgr. Milan Heczko, Ph.D.
24-12526S Exploitation of surface phenomena for elimination of extended defects in semiconductor nanostructuresdoc. Ing. Roman Gröger, Ph.D.
23-07235S Microstructural manipulation of austenitic steels by laser powder bed fusion techniqueIng. Miroslav Šmíd, Ph.D.
23-05372S Surface and subsurface erosion due to multiple droplet impingementIng. Jiří Man, Ph.D.
23-04746S Theory of magnetic systems in electric and electromagnetic fieldsdoc. RNDr. Ilja Turek, DrSc.
23-06167S High-temperature damage mechanisms in Ni-based superalloy fabricated by laser powder bed fusionIng. Ivo Kuběna, Ph.D.
22-28283S Oxide-induced crack closure and its implications for lifetime prediction of mechanical components (OXILAP)prof. Ing. Pavel Hutař, Ph.D.
22-05801S Causes and mechanisms of degradation of tin-based materials with a low content of alloying elementsMgr. Martin Friák, Ph.D.
22-22187S The theoretical and experimental study of the Al-Ge-Mg-Sn systems, application of novel 3rd generation data in CALPHAD-type thermodynamic modellingRNDr. Aleš Kroupa, CSc.
21-14886S Influence of material properties of high strength steels on durability of engineering structures and bridgesdoc. Ing. Stanislav Seitl, Ph.D.
21-02203X Beyond properties of current top performance alloysRNDr. Jiří Svoboda, CSc., DSc.

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Number of ProjectNameInvestigator
TN02000010 National Competence Centre of Mechatronics and Smart Technologies for Mechanical Engineeringprof. Ing. Pavel Hutař, Ph.D.
TN02000018 National Centre of Competence ENGINEERINGprof. Ing. Luboš Náhlík, Ph.D.
FW06010572 Development of testing machine (SPC 1300 DLS) for very high temperature (up to 1300°C) creep testing of miniature specimens according to EN 10371 – Metallic materials - small punch test methodIng. Petr Dymáček, Ph.D.
CK03000060 Advanced design methodology of railway axles for safe and efficient operationprof. Ing. Luboš Náhlík, Ph.D.
FW03010149 New wheel design for freight transport with higher utility propertiesprof. Ing. Pavel Hutař, Ph.D.
FW03010504 Development of in-situ techniques for characterization of materials and nanostructuresprof. Ing. Luboš Náhlík, Ph.D.

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Number of ProjectNameInvestigator
8J24AT001 Damage initiation of concrete with recycled aggregates - fracture properties and role of interface (DICRAgg)Ing. Petr Miarka, Ph.D.
8J23AT006 Synthesis and characterization of intermetallic supported nanoparticles.Mgr. Ondřej Zobač, Ph.D.
4000138900/22/NL/GP/gg Characterisation of Thermal and Mechanical Performance of SIM Cryostat Straps (CRYSA)doc. Ing. Jan Klusák, Ph.D.
LUASK22219 Development of new joining methods for high entropy ceramicsprof. Ing. Ivo Dlouhý, CSc.

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