FAST and Nano-Enabled SMART Materials, Structures and Systems for Energy Harvesting

FAST-SMART is a research project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme, coordinated by the University Strathclyde in Glasgow.

The work of the 13 European research partners in the FAST-SMART project focuses on the scaling of new manufacturing processes for the large-scale production of nanostructured smart materials and their application in innovative systems for the recovery of energy, which remains unused as dissipated energy in many technical systems.

For this purpose, project partners are researching new strategies to shorten process chains for better economic efficiency and to improve necessary material properties while reducing rare elements. TH Köln is using these materials designed in FAST-SMART and - based on them - is developing economic manufacturing strategies for the industrial production of enhanced renewable energy systems that enable an additional use of the generally lost thermal energy.

At a Glance

Category Description
Research project FAST and Nano-Enabled SMART Materials, Structures and Systems for Energy Harvesting 
Administration Prof. Dr. Christoph Hartl 
Faculty Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production 
Institute Institute of Production 
Partners The University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Cedrat Technologies SA, Durante Space Tech s.l., GAE Engineering, Innovation in Research and Engineering Solutions (IRES), MBN Nanomaterialia S.p.A, Pascoe Engineering Ltd., AVNIR Engineering, National R&D Institute for Nonferrous and Rare metals, National Technical University of Athens, The University of Birmingham, Université Savoie Mont Blanc 
Sponsors European Commission 
Duration 2020 - 2024