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COST COVID-19 briefing: Together we are stronger

COST is much more than an organisation that implements a funding programme; we are a community of over 45,000 people connected by a desire to advance research and innovation. As the coronavirus situation rapidly evolves, there is now more need than ever for us to...

First meeting

The first meeting of the CA18234 participants Napoli, February 11-13, 2020  Scientific program Naples Feb 2020

1st Call for STSM (Short Term Scientific Missions)

Deadline for applications to be submitted: 06.02.20 Notification of application outcome: 14.02.20Period of STSM: until 31.03.2020 can be extended to April (with agreement to send report until 30.4.20) For missions occurring until March 31th 2020



Modern society in Europe needs a source of energy that is generated without harming the environment.

The efficiency of renewable energy converting devices such as water splitting with electrochemical cells based on nano-scaled oxides relies on a sensible choice of material components. However, larger scale material and device properties such as interface segregation, grain boundary movement, ionic diffusion through porous materials, and mechanical loading also strongly impact performance, making the theoretical simulation of realistic devices a challenging multi-scale problem. Although the scientific community has developed expertise in the individual modelling fields, much less effort has been devoted to integrating and combining the scales toward a multi-scale approach. The ultimate central challenge will be to generate a multiscale modelling platform that will be used world-wide for conducting state-of-the-art multi-scale property prediction of materials.