WP6 - Institute mobilization
Leader - Prof. Jacek Gregorowicz
vice-leader - Prof. Aleksander Jabłoński
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Task 6.1 Recruitment of the Project Manager
There will be one person employed in the position of Project Manager (PM) at the Project Support Office, subordinate to the Project Coordinator to assure appropriate execution of the Project. Her/his tasks will involve immediate support of the Project Coordinator in reporting procedures, providing him with required materials (work time sheets, reports on the project's execution, budget utilization, etc.).
Open recruitment for the following positions will be announced on the internet.
Essential skills and qualifications:
. At least Master Degree (PhD is welcomed)
. Minimum 3 years experience in Projects Management preferably of EU funding and grants for scientific units
. Experience with document management systems
. Strong and effective organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.
. Strong background in strategic and organizational planning, tax structure oversight, risk management
Excellent communication, interpersonal, strategic planning, financial analysis, organizational and leadership skills.
. Resourcefulness in resolving emerging problems.
. Proficiency in various business applications including MS Windows, Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the project program.
Task leader: Prof. Robert Hołyst, M.Sc. Marcin Izydorzak
Task 6.2a Support of the analytical potential by the purchase Scanning Electron Microscopy SEM.
Justification of purchase
Development of surface science requires modern research techniques. The research on materials' surface layers with spectroscopic methods is extremely important for nanotechnology, material engineering, microelectronics and many other areas.
Recently the most important are electron spectroscopies, i.e. the analytical techniques in which the information from the surface region is described by emitted electrons. One of the most effective tools for analyzing the surface region nowadays is Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Therefore for our research conducted by all teams within the NOBLESSE project, we propose to purchase a scanning electron microscopy ( SEM) microscope.
The principle of operation of the microscope involves the use of every narrow probing electron beam, generated by a field-emission cathode of the electron gun, either of low or high energy. Just because this beam is so narrow both spatial resolutions of images are improved and sample charging and damaging is minimized.
At present IPC PAS does not have such a device and its purchase is essential for the realization of dynamically developing ICP PAS research on metal and metal oxides nanoparticles and their functionalization as well as nanoscale devices.
We are also planning to open a new "Mazovia SEM Laboratory for Nanotechnology", which would be open for general use and would conduct research for the Institute as well as for other research entities, which should effect in establishing new forms of cooperation and further development of IPC PAS.
Estimated net price of the device : 500 000 €
Professional handling of modern Scanning Electron Microscope with complex set of detectors needs appropriate training for operators. Workshops will be provided by manufacturer and divided into few groups: (estimated overall cost of the complete training: 12500 € + 2800 € travel/subsistence).
. -3 day basic course (5 persons) to familiarize oneself with the interface, changeable parameters and software (right after installation of SEM)
. 1 day course (5 persons) dedicated to the use of advanced backscattered electrons detectors and charge compensation system.
. 2 -3 day course (5 persons) of sample preparation provided by well known professional SEM operators.
After purchase of SEM equipment we will additionally enlarge the capacity of SEM by installing WDX detector for elemental analysis - the cost is estimated at 100 000 €.
Task leader: Prof. Aleksander Jabłoński
Task 6.2b Supporting the analytical lab of the IPC-PAS through the purchase of a Rotating disc electrode
Justification of purchase:
A rotating disc electrode is an invaluable tool to investigate the mechanism of the electrode processes and for measurements on systems where mass transport is important. Especially useful in research on bio-catalytic reactions.
Estimated net price of the device : 10 000 €
Task leader: Dr. J.Niedziółka-Jonsson
Task 6.3 Creating an open-access Electronic Laboratory Equipment Database of research equipment available in specialized laboratories in Poland (ELAD).
In the framework of NOBLESSE Project we are also planning to create the Electronic Laboratory Equipment Database (ELAD). The main aim of the ELAD is creation of an open-access electronic database accumulating information on laboratory equipment resources of research entities in Poland with the objective of its popularization. In this way the ELAD project will help in establishment of relations and new common research projects between research entities and will widen the range of exploitation of laboratory equipment available in research entities and R&D centres for wide group of potential users from research and industrial area. The ELAD, on the basis of questionnaires filled by entities, will be collecting detailed information on lab equipment with the value of over 50 000 €. The free of charge on-line access and the planned promotion of the ELAD in the research and industrial environment will allow promotion of the research potential of research entities, what will effect in establishing new forms of collaboration and its further development. The first version of ELAD will contain the equipment of the IPC-PAS. During the project we will promote this data base among other institutions.
Task leader: Prof. J.Gregorowicz
Task 6.4 Organization of the short training events for IPC PAS staff The task is aimed at improving research quality by upgrading staff capability through trainings in specialised courses.
We will send our staff to the following short training events in Poland and abroad:
1. Training courses in 2D and 3D graphics (5 persons); estimated 700 ?/per person; responsible person M.Sc. Kamil Sokołowski
2. Training courses in calculation methods organized by Interdisciplinary Center of Mathematical and Computational Modeling of the Warsaw University for a dozen persons; estimated 2000 € in total; responsible person Dr. Agnieszka Michota-Kamińska
3. European School on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2 persons); 1300 € + 1300 € travel/subsistence per person per person; responsible person Dr. Martin Jönsson-Niedziółka
4. Training in Electrochemical instrumentation (2 persons); 1430 € + 1200 € travel/subsistence per person; responsible person Dr. Martin Jönsson-Niedziółka
5. Training courses in crystallography (3 persons); 1200 €/per person; responsible person Dr. Iwona Justyniak
6. Training Science Management (2 persons); 3000 €/per person; responsible person Prof. Jacek Gregorowicz
Task leader: Prof. J.Gregorowicz
Task 6.5 Industrial/intellectual property right in the IPC PAS.
This task will involve the collaboration between IPC-PAS and international patent attorney working towards the protection of intellectual property.
1 Trainings on industrial property rights including patenting process (3 trainings delivered by dr Jakub Sielewiesiuk from AOMB Polska Ltd, total cost 8.000 €.
2. Trainings in the evaluation of patent applications/patents granted - necessary for any further commercialization, certificate of the evaluation of at least 3 patents. Total cost 30.000 €.
3. Preparing and filing the patent applications/first fee for patents granted. Estimated cost 40.000 € per year
Task leader: M.Sc. Marcin Izydorzak