ENSUR4LIFE consortium is formed by both academic and industrial partners. This means that the results of the research project will be closer to the market and in a few years, the results of the project could become in new parts of the home appliances.

The different partners of the project complement their knowledge and skills, enhancing the achievement of good results.

  • THE FELLOW – Dr. Stefania Carmen Bobaru

    Dr. Stefania Carmen Bobaru (from Romania) received her PhD degree from the University of Leiden (The Nederlands). The research for her PhD thesis entitled “High-pressure-Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy studies of oxidation catalysis” has been financed by the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter.

    Dr. Bobaru has extensive experience in working on interdisciplinary projects at the interface between chemistry, physics and materials science in order to characterize the physical-chemical properties of various of (novel) (nano)-materials’ surfaces and of their interfaces with different mediums in order to examine or find new technological applications for them. Through her research experiences Dr. Bobaru has gained in depth experience in sophisticated research techniques, involving surface analysis, surface technology, material testing, deposition systems, thin films, vacuum and surface science instrumentation. Moreover, Dr. Bobaru has proven a real talent in successfully collaborating with cross-functional teams in order to design, to develop or to improve the technical equipment.

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    BSH Electrodomésticos España, coordinator of the Project, is a Spanish company part of the BSH Hausgerate GmbH group. BSH Hausgeräte GmbH., with 43 factories distributed around the world, is a home appliances manufacturer, leader in Europe and in the third position at worldwide level (Data of 2014).

    BSH-Spain has 7 different factories in Spain developing and/or manufacturing different home appliances, through its brands Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau, Neff, Ufesa and Balay.

    BSH strategy is based on a consistent policy of research and innovation. That is why BSH-Spain invested about 19M€ (including about 225 people) in 2014 in R&D projects. Besides, BSH-Spain is the first company on the patent-ranking in Spain (100 patents in 2014). In Zaragoza, the Materials & Surfaces research department is located, researching in those technical areas for the whole BSH group.

    In the ENSUR4LIFE project, 2 senior researchers will act as supervisors of the fellow:

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    DTU Nanotech is part of the Department of Micro and Nanotechnology of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). DTU Nanotech represents a cross-disciplinary research environment where micro and nanotechnology are applied to a wide range of scientific disciplines, e.g. mechanics, optics, chemistry, medical technologies, and biotechnology.

    DTU Nanotech is actively involved in education within nanotechnology and its many application areas and we receive excellent course evaluations. Being an active player in close to 100 collaborative research projects of which many includes national and international leading companies and institutions, DTU Nanotech has a high degree of external cooperation, urging our professionalism and our competencies to the forefront.

    The professor participating in the ENSUR4LIFE project is:

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    The Nanotechnology on Surfaces research group from the ICMSE belongs to the University of Seville and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Their mission is to develop high quality research in the field of surface nanotechnology and the transfer of the acquired knowledge to the industry and other social stakeholders. Their research focuses on the development of new thin films and supported nanostructures for advanced functional applications in fields such as photonics, biosurfaces, sensors and other responsive systems.

    Prof. Agustín Rodríguez González-Elipe will be the scientist in charge regarding the research investigations related to the ENSUR4LIFE Project. His previous research activity has been focused on: Thin films deposition and characterization; Supported nanostructures and other related materials prepared by dry methods; Functional surfaces for optical, electrical and wetting applications; Plasma technology and its applications to gas phase processes; Surface characterization of materials

“ No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.” Stephen Hawking