Potential impact of the Action
The expected benefits of this Action joining under one common umbrella the scientific and complementary human resources spread all over Europe will have long-lasting effects on (i) the scientific community itself; (ii) fundamental science, technology, and hi-tech industry; (iii) environment and safety; (iv) young researchers and women scientists; (v) the general public.
Specific benefits include:
- Defragmentation of tribology-related research efforts across Europe, with joint involvement of leading experts from complementary disciplines such as physics, chemistry, material science, and engineering.
- Strengthening the leading role of Europe in an international, worldwide context of nanotribology research.
- Addressing the main current challenges in the field.
- A transfer of scientific and technological knowledge to the European industry, fostering industrial competitiveness of Europe in hi-tech applications.
- Paving the way for a reduction of consumption and waste of materials and energy toward a sustainable development.
- Preparing highly professional and competitive young researchers.
- Production of outreach material and activities for universities, schools, and the general public.