European project FUNLAYERS: a boost for research in functional layered materials

September 23, 2023

In a concerted effort to advance research and innovation in layered materials, the European project FUNLAYERS (Functional Layered Materials for Advanced Applications) brings together three research institutions to make significant steps in the field of functional layered materials with broad applications. 

FUNLAYERS is a collaborative initiative involving INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, ALBA Synchrotron in Barcelona, Spain, and the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle, Germany, aiming to achieve the following key objectives: a) fostering a transnational research environment for layered materials, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange; b) enhancing the scientific and research capacity of INL; c) elevating research excellence in developing layered materials with applications in fields such as spintronics and energy storage; d) building strategic partnerships in the international research community, among industry stakeholders, policymakers, the business community, and the general public; e) creating a sustainable environment for future collaborations, ensuring that the advancements made in the field endure beyond the project’s duration.

One of the highlights of the FUNLAYERS project is an upcoming workshop scheduled to take place from October 23-25, 2023, at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle, Germany. The workshop will bring together experts to discuss recent developments and future directions in the broad area of emergent properties of heterostructures. Participants can expect lectures by leading experts, lab tours to explore the cutting-edge experimental research facilities at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, practical demonstrations of advanced deposition techniques and characterisation systems, and a dedicated poster session for researchers to showcase their latest findings and innovations.

The FUNLAYERS project represents a significant step forward in advancing the capabilities of research institutions in the field of layered materials, with the ultimate goal of driving innovation and collaboration on an international scale. For more information and registration details for the workshop, click here.

FUNLAYERS twinning project- 101079184 is funded by the European Union.