Metamaterials: a project aimed at transforming the European manufacturing industry

Two PhD students involved in the METRAMAT project will work at the Politecnico di Milano

The METRAMAT project is a MSCA European Doctoral Network aimed at training young researchers to become skilled in metamaterial development by researching and creating a combined set of design, simulation, manufacturing, testing, reliability assessment and integration tools that will strengthen the European manufacturing industry and lead to a sustainable society.

The European manufacturing industry, crucial for economic competitiveness, faces challenges pushing the limits of traditional materials, particularly in high-tech sectors like lithography and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). Metamaterials, built up from rationally, pre-designed architected substructures, hold the promise to outperform conventional materials and redefine the boundaries of industrial design practices, which can drive the much-needed transformational changes in European manufacturing industry.

Two out of the 10 researchers involved in METRAMAT will be trained at the Politecnico di Milano, under the supervision of Valentina Zega, professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

For more information
The METRAMAT project website