During summer 2017, FAU researchers and their guests from the countries bordering the Baltic Sea and beyond will forge new ideas together on the sailing ship ‘Thor Heyerdahl’. Through moderated discussions, presentations, on-board life and teamwork, our goal is to grow together by sharing new experiences, while strengthening interdisciplinary research on a range of specific themes that are critical to our world today. Intending to make high potentials from the international sphere participate in some of FAU’s cutting-edge research projects, Science Sets Sail was created as an innovative way to establish new forms of cooperation with academics in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Poland and Sweden, not to mention attract potential students and researchers to come to Germany.
EAM will present its expertise on the FAU Key Research Priority New Materials and Processes – widely recognized at an international level – to researchers, institutions and other audiences around the Baltic Sea. The EAM team has been selected via a scientific competition amongst EAM’s bright young researchers. Winner of the EAM call for proposal were Dr. Doris Segets and Dr. Jacob Albert. They plan to discuss and bring forward their project idea “Engineering of tailor-made catalysts based on polyoxometalates and nanoparticles for enhanced catalytic performance” around which they set up a highly interdisciplinary team of young scientists over the following EAM disciplines: Functional Particle Systems, Catalysis and Nanoanalysis & Microscopy. For EAM, Science Sets Sail is an excellent way to initiate and intensify exchange with partners, both on board and at the harbors visited during open ship days.
Boarding in Tallinn, the EAM crew has plenty of opportunity to discuss collaboration projects and exchange ideas. During leg three, the ship calls in at Danzig, Poland (6-8 August) and lands at its finalport of Rostock, Germany on Friday 11 August.
EAM Science Sets Sail contact:
Dr.-Ing. Doris Segets
Institute of Particle Technology (LFG)
Phone +49 9131 85-29404
Dr.-Ing. Jakob Albert
Institute of Chemical Reaction Engineering (CRT)
Phone +49 9131 85-67417