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18/03/2022

ERC Consolidator Grant to Sara Bagherifard’s ArcHIDep project

A revolutionary system of solid-state deposition to obtain heterogeneous materials with structured architecture on three scales

The European Research Council (ERC), the European Union organization that rewards talented scholars engaged in cutting-edge research, is funding Sara Bagherifard‘s project ArcHIDep. The research project was selected from among more than 2,000 proposals received by ERC.This is a great result for the Politecnico, considering that this year only 11.8% of the projects submitted have obtained funding. In addition to this project, to date, a total of 49 ERC grants have been awarded to researchers from the Politecnico di Milano.

Sara Bagherifard, senior researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, will work on the ArcHIDep project: a revolutionary system of solid-state deposition to obtain heterogeneous materials with structured architecture on three scales: micro, meso and macro.

This ambitious goal is possible with the development of the cold spray beyond the state of the art, with analytical models, experimental tests and multi-scale computational models.

ArcHIDep will develop a framework, currently non-existent, that will allow the design and construction of elements capable of overcoming the limits connected to the current impossibility of combining conflicting properties, by the rational exploitation of raw materials and superior performance.

ERC Consolidator Grants are intended for researchers with at least 7 years of experience since obtaining their PhD and with a very promising scientific profile. These are scholars who aim to consolidate their independence in research, strengthening their research group and continuing to develop a career in Europe. Funding can reach €2 million per single project, for a maximum duration of 5 years.

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