A new European project in the framework of Horizon 2020 has been awarded to the Institute of Biomaterials (Head, Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini). The project “Nano-tailoring organo-mineral materials. Controlling strength and healing with organic molecules in mineral interfaces” (NanoHeal) is funded by the European Commission through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks action (MSCA-ITNs) and it is coordinated by University of Oslo, Norway. NanoHeal is a joint research and training environment for 15 PhD students at 7 universities and research organizations from Norway, UK, France, Denmark, Israel and Germany, with secondments at partner organizations and at 5 partner industrial companies. The project to be carried out at the Institute of Biomaterials in Erlangen will focus on biomimetic precipitation of minerals for self-healing of self-assembled aggregates. The vacancy to cover this project is now advertised.

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