This week was dominated by European financing of our research. First of all, I submitted my application for an ERC Consolidator grant. This is a highly competitive call and frankly, my chances of success are small. On the other hand, I truly believe the submitted research theme to be original, interesting and important – so I had to try, hadn't I? Readers of this blog are kindly asked to keep fingers crossed for this proposal, it would mean a lot to our research group.
The second European activity was the final meeting our our FP7 project "THEMA-CNT" in Vilvoorde, Belgium. The meeting was held on the premises of the project partner ON Semi on Thursday. THEMA-CNT was a very ambitious project focused on developing carbon nanotube based chip coolers. It had its highs and lows, but in the end everything fitted together quite nicely and the final results are promising. I can't share the results here because a patent application is being considered, so I will share two pics I made on this trip :)
The past weeks were really quite busy, so I'll take this weekend easy. Fortunately, a good example has already been set for me...
Ákos Kukovecz is associate professor of chemistry and Head of the MTA-SZTE Lendület Porous Nanocomposites Research Group. He works at Szeged, Hungary.