COSMIC – the European Training Network for Continuous Sonication and Microwave Reactors

In October 2016, the MSCA-ETN “COSMIC – European Training Network for Continuous Sonication and Microwave Reactors” started within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. COSMIC takes on the challenge to develop material- and energy-efficient continuous chemical processes for the synthesis of organic molecules and nanoparticles. The intersectoral and interdisciplinary COSMIC training network consists of leading universities and industry participants and trains 15 ESRs in the areas of flow technology, millifluidics and external energy fields (ultrasound and microwaves).

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ESS – European Society of Sonochemistry- is a European scientific association which promotes science and research in the field of sonochemistry. The ESS is promoting international and interdisciplinary research and is exchanging professional, technical, industrial and economic information. Furthermore, it promotes training programmes, workshops, summer schools and organizes international conferences on sonochemistry. It maintains close contacts and cooperation with related companies, including national and international bodies.

AMPERE – Association for Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education – is a “European” non-profit association devoted to the promotion of microwave and radio frequency heating techniques for research and industrial applications. Despite the fact that AMPERE is a European association, it has a world-wide membership domain which comprises industrialists, academics and consultants.

The interests of the Association are very wide and encompass academia, commerce, domestic as well as industrial applications. Research and technology transfer plays an important role in the association’s activity, making the cooperation between industry and academic institutions a fundamental objective of the association.

Arenberg Doctoral School – KU Leuven

A versatile programme that addresses both academic expertise and personal skills.

A research-based training at the heart of the doctoral course.

Training activities such as seminars, workshops, summer schools and other course components.

Supervising teams of highly skilled and engaged professors, experts in their fields.

An extensive international network, including several Marie Curie Initial Training Networks and Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programmes.

Supported by 14 departments at KU Leuven, number 35 in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE).

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The following companies cooperated to the organisation of the lab sessions: