Working Groups 

leader/co-leader (contributors) 

WG 1 Instrumentation and Metrology

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  The scope of this working group is to develop and establish principles of measurement and their realization measurement processes, procedures, methods and instruments in areas of metrology.

  Interaction with Sensors Cluster.

  Interaction with large characterisation facilities such as synchrotrons.

WG1 Members: Georg Schitter, Argiris Laskarakis, Ana Sofia Caires Sousa, Ibon Ocaña, Fotios Katsaros, Tom Wirtz, Mohammad Abo Ras, Afrooz Barnoush, Gerhard Murer, Maros Gregor, Romolo Marcelli, Montserrat Casas Cabanas, Miroslav Boca

 

WG 2 Standardisation

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  Identify potential future activities that would benefit from standardisation activities.

  Support the need for widely agreed “standard” characterisation protocols.

WG2 Members: Elise Berrier, Jin Molina-Aldareguia, Andy Stewart,Gert Roebben, Kirsten Rasmussen, Andrea Fornara

 

WG 3 Characterisation Data and Information Management

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  Actions in lines with 3Os: Open Science, Open Innovation, Open to the World.

  Support characterisation information management by elaborating metadata standards.

  Data repositories and comprehensive data capture/storage, addressing access to existing data. 

  Support the need for an information system for materials laboratories, equipment and its availability

  “Databases for simulation” and “data for model validation” with strong interaction with the EMMC and future Materials Modelling CSA.

WG3 Members: David Cebon, Elise Berrier, Jon Molina-Aldareguia, Nina Jeliazkova,Gert Roebben, Peter Nirmalraj, Pascal Colpo, Govind Prajapati, Javier Gomez

 

WG 4 Regulation, toxicology and safety

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  The scope of this WG is to focus on characterisation to support risk assessments and regulatory recommendations. The WG will interact closely with the NanoSafety Cluster (NSC).

WG4 Members: Adriele Prina Mello, Christa Schimpel, Marina Urbina, Raquel Llorens-Chiralt

 

WG 5 SMEs & Industrial Needs

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  Establish a network of industrial stakeholders.

  Support implementing high risk and high potential new ideas, commercialisation and entrepreneurship.

  Improve access to large characterisation facilities (e.g. synchrotron radiation).

WG5 Members: Ed Mitchell, Spyridon Economou, Konstantin Sipos, Nasios Morozinis, Jaime Ochoa, Iban Quintana

 

WG 6 Policy

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  Coordinate activities and analysis of stakeholder input in order to support EC policy development, underpinning the relevant EC priorities as described in the EMCC Objectives.

WG 6 Members: Gabriella Bolzon

 

WG 7 Networking Activities

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  The scope of this Working Group is to act as a hub for information exchange between stakeholder groups active in the characterisation field, in particular instrument manufacturers, users, scientists, standardization bodies and national metrology/standards labs (e.g. NPL).

WG 7 Members: Gabriella Bolzon,Gert Roebben, Spyros Diplas, Deirdre Caden, Nikolaj Zangenberg, Martina Knavs

 

WG 8 Dissemination

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  Develop distinct platforms of communication in order to facilitate the information flow between all the Working Groups, Project Partners of all EMCC Projects, as well as the wider community of characterisation interest groups and stakeholders, along the lines of the "Open  Science", "Open Innovation" and "Open to the World" political priorities of the EC. 

WG 8 Members: Gabriella Bolzon

 

WG 9 International Cooperation

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  Link with ongoing, forthcoming and potential international collaborative projects, programmes and activity in the field of materials’ characterisation.

  Involvement of scientists and engineers from both academia and industry as well as representatives from national, regional, supra and international funding agencies and policy makers interested or involved in activities relevant to the Charter of EMCC.

  Towards an internationally recognised, multi-stakeholder network. This WG will inform, challenge and influence international practices, policies, cooperation and institutional partnerships relevant to materials characterisation.

  Incubator for new ideas, stimulate discussions and debates and disseminate apt, concise, critical analysis to broker knowledge at the interface between research, policy and practice.

WG 9 Members: Maria Losurdo, Amaya Igartua, Toufic El Arnaout, Lucian Pintilie