The Institute of Physics of Materials of the Czech Academy of Sciences succeeded as a member of the consortium led by the Brno University of Technology in the Excellent research call of Program Johannes Amos Comenius (P JAC) with the MEBioSys project.
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports recently released an overview of fifteen project proposals that were the most successful in the public competition of the Excellent research call held as part of P JAC. These basic research proposals will be financially supported until mid-2028. The project proposal entitled Mechanical Engineering of Biological and Bioinspired Systems (MEBioSys) of the Brno University of Technology achieved a great result, receiving the highest rating out of all 75 final evaluated project proposals and was granted the highest possible funding. The Institute of Physics of Materials is an important partner of this project, which also includes the University of West Bohemia (Pilsen), the University of Chemical Technology, Prague, and the Czech Technical University (Prague). The mutual long-term research cooperation between the institutes receives an additional impulse from the MEBioSys project, aiming to achieve ground-breaking results and push further the current understanding in the multiple scientific fields, such as simulation-driven alloy design, microstructural manipulations by additive manufacturing, advanced sensorics of engineering components, superlubricity and materials biocompatibility. The MEBioSys project will enable a significant expansion of experimental capacities and the establishment of intensive international cooperation with top foreign partners, such as the University of Cambridge, the Paul Scherrer Institute, the Ohio State University and many others.
Further information about the project at BUT webpages.