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The METRAMAT project is carried by lead investigators from 4 institutions, which are the host institutions for the Doctoral Candidates. Each institution has their own expertise, and will work together in an multi-disciplinary approach to unify different disciplines. These institutions are Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, the Netherlands), KU Leuven (KUL, Belgium), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, Norway) and  Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi, Italy). At these institutes, the DCs will be trained to perform metamaterial research both from the fundamental point of view through the use of advanced analytical and numerical methods, but also from the application point of view, where the practical (technical, but also e.g. economical) constraints have to be taken into account. The awareness will be created by emphasising the importance of manufacturability and reliability assessment for practical applicability of a design.

The DCs will also be exposed to different working environments through academic and industrial secondments, revealing specific features of future career opportunities. Different type of industry companies, i.e. large multi-national companies, as well as medium and small size enterprises, distributed across the whole value chain, i.e. starting form producers of equipment, to suppliers and product manufacturers, are involved in the project, which emphasizes the importance of taking into account all the relevant aspects in design. The associated partner of the project are Georgia Tech (USA), ASML (NL), KMWE (NL), STMicroelectronics (IT), GrindoSonic (BE) and Additive Industries (NL). 

Each partner, both academic and industry, has their own expertise, contributing to the  multi-disciplinary, multienvironment natture of the METRAMAT consortium. The disciplines and expertise of the consortium members  are shown below. 

Hosting Institutions

Eindhoven University of Technology

Multi-scale Modelling and design of Metamaterials

Department of Mechanical Engineering (Mechanics of Materials Group)
  • Ondrej Rokos
  • Varvara Kouznetsova
  • Marc Geers

Multi-scale mechanical and fatigue testing of additive manufactored materials

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Nima Razavi

LMDS Group: Metamaterial Design and testing for vibration applications. AM Group: Metal Additive Manufacturing

Department of Mechanical Engineering (Leuven Mechatronic System Dynamics Group)
  • Claus Claeys
  • Elke Deckers
  • Brecht Van Hooreweder

Metamaterial Design and for integration with MEMS

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Valentina Zega
  • Alberto Corigliano

Associated Partner

Non-lineair dynamics for Metamaterials

George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Michael J. Leamy

Industrial Partners

Semiconductors and MEMS packages

  • Carlo Valzasina

High resolution lithography machines

Additive Industries: Equipment for metal additive manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Non-destructive testing