The European Industrial Doctorate (EID) is a new initiative by the EC to foster academic-industrial collaboration in the frame of a PhD training programme. Within SUPRABARRIER, the PhD student will spend half of time at the Technology and innovation Department of SABIC in Geleen (NL) and half of the time at the Department of Chemistry Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Parma (IT). The purpose of this EID is to educate the next generation of European scientists in the production of the next generation of oxygen-barrier polyolefins materials capable of meeting the current and future demands of the society in a sustainable manner.
The SUPRABARRIER EID comprised one team of academic members and one team of private sector. The complementarity and diversity of the two members is crucial for the successful research, innovation and training in this area.
The University of Parma is one of the most ancient and quoted medium-large universities in Italy. The department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability is located in the University of Parma’s campus. The campus is the home of all scientific Departments of Parma University e.g. biology, chemistry, engineering, earth science, mathematics and physics, and it has modern facilities. A Technology Park is present inside the campus for hosting spin-offs and high-tech start-ups.
SABIC is one of the world largest petrochemical companies producing chamicals, polymers, engineering thermoplastics, metals and fertilizers. The Technology and Innovation Department is a global department of SABIC. One of the locations is the SABIC technology Center in Geleen (NL) where the expertise around polyolefin material development is located.
The SUPRABARRIER dissemination activities are aimed at:
- promoting the project results
- ensuring that the achievements are made known to the community
Dr Jérôme Vachon, together with the two phD students participated to K-Fair 2016 in Dusseldorf (October 2016) “The World’s No. I Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber”
The SUPRABARRIER WorkShop will be held at the Campus of the Parma University the 29th-30th of November!
The workshop will host rapresentative of packaging and plastic industries. For more info, please contact us!
The first Mid-Term Review of SUPRABARRIER was successfully concluded the 7th February 2017
The SUPRABARRIER Summer School was held the 28-29th of September at the Parma University Campus.
Dr Maria Soliman (SABIC)
Prof Enrico Dalcanale (University of Parma)
Eng Estelle Poulet (SABIC)
Prof. Andrea Pucci (University of Pisa)
Prof. Fabrizio Mancin (University of Padova)
Prof. Leonard Prins (University of Padova)
Prof. Davide Bonifazi (University of Cardiff)
PhD students and Post-doc of University of Parma, Pisa, Padova and Cardiff.