SYNERGY - opportunities for secondments


In the frame of SYNERGY project (H2020-WIDESPREAD-2020-5, GA. 952169), several opportunities for secondments are being promoted in four renowned European Research Institutes (Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme IKTS, POLITO - Politecnico di Torino, Tyndall National Institute - University College Cork, and VTT-Technical Research Centre of Finland).  The following themes are directed to Master Students, PhD Students and post-doc in Materials Sciences and Engineering, Micro- and Nanotechnologies, Energy Systems and Green Energy Power Control by  the PT cluster.


FhG-IKTS (Dresden, Germany)

Responsible: Dr André Clausner

Proposed themes:

  • Fibres-based energy harvesters
  • Mechanical stress effects on thin films and thin films based circuits
  • Mechanical models for thin films mechanical stress


POLITO (Torino, Italy)

Responsible: Prof Dr Silvia Bodoardo

Proposed themes:

  • Electrochemical characterization of electrode materials for energy storage
  • Sensors for battery monitoring


Tyndall (Cork, Ireland)

Responsible: Prof Dr Ian Povey

Proposed themes:

  • Atomic layer deposition of thin metals for flexible electronics
  • Energy management, energy scavenging from GHz radiation


VTT (Helsinki, Finland)

Responsible: Dr Maria Smolander

Proposed themes:

  • Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for energy storage devices
  • Fibre-based electronic and electrochemical systems
  • Printed supercapacitors on paper and fabric


The students and researchers that aim to be involved should submit a proposal addressed to the project coordinator, Professor Rodrigo Martins.

The submission should include:

  1. One page motivation letter which should highlight the role and complementarity of these topics with their work;
  2. One page short CV;
  3. List of relevant publications (if applicable);
  4. Recommendation letters (optional).

Moreover, other information considered by the candidates as relevant may also be attached.


Deadline and submission: The call is open from 01/02/2022 to 15/02/2022. The applications must be sent by email to