Materials & Process Technology

The challenges in materials and process technology are numerous. Examples are the quest to develop new (nano) materials which combine unusual properties or can cope with extreme conditions, the replacement of current feedstock by biobased alternatives, finding substitutes for critical raw materials, and exploring alternative mining reserves, e.g. minerals from the deep sea. Furthermore, various additive manufacturing techniques, advanced automation and digitisation (Industry 4.0) are making their way in the manufacturing industry.

Uniresearch consultants hold M.Sc.’s and Ph.D.’s in chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and material science, and have profound knowledge of the opportunities and challenges in these fields. They are keen to support you in project set-up and – management in each development stage; from early stage research projects to demonstration projects, and to assist you to acquire (EU) funding.

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Developing New 2D Materials and Heterostructures for Printed Digital Devices using sustainable liquid exfoliation and deposition methods.
Uniresearch Role

UNR supports the day-to-day management of the 2D-PRINTABLE project, which includes financial and project administration. Next to the management activities in 2D-PRINTABLE, UNR is also leading the tasks on dissemination, communication and exploitation activities.

Alessandra Lucini Paioni
Grant Consultant
Anika Kiecana
Grant Consultant
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2D materials have revolutionized the world of materials science and nanoscience. Thanks to their multitude of exceptional physical and chemical properties, they have enabled ground-breaking applications in various fields, such as optoelectronics, energy, sensing technology, and composite materials. However, the key to unlocking their full technological potential lies in finding cost-effective methods to harness these properties on a larger scale, to transfer the superlative electronic properties of individual nanosheets on macroscale samples.  The 2D-PRINTABLE project is dedicated to achieving this goal by employing sustainable and affordable techniques known as liquid exfoliation methods. Through the 2D-PRINTABLE project, we will demonstrate that 2D materials are an indispensable asset in the field of printed electronics and have the potential to contribute significantly to addressing some of the world’s most pressing global challenges. The knowledge and innovations developed in this project will be instrumental for future emerging technologies in areas such as energy storage, water purification, environmental monitoring, as well as healthcare. Novel 2D materials can push the boundaries of current technology and provide a platform for the next generation of printed digital applications.

Facts & Figures
  • Acronym: 2D-PRINTABLE
  • Full name: Developing New 2D Materials and Heterostructues for Printed Digital Devices
  • Start date: 1 October 2023
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Total budget: € 4,092,496.25
  • EC funding: € 3,999,996.00
  • EC contract number: 101135196

The project consortium consists of 9 partners from 7 countries.