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* [[MainMenu]]: The menu (usually on the left)
* [[DefaultTiddlers]]: Contains the names of the tiddlers that you want to appear when the TiddlyWiki is opened
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These [[InterfaceOptions]] for customising [[TiddlyWiki]] are saved in your browser

Your username for signing your edits. Write it as a [[WikiWord]] (eg [[JoeBloggs]])

<<option txtUserName>>
<<option chkSaveBackups>> [[SaveBackups]]
<<option chkAutoSave>> [[AutoSave]]
<<option chkRegExpSearch>> [[RegExpSearch]]
<<option chkCaseSensitiveSearch>> [[CaseSensitiveSearch]]
<<option chkAnimate>> [[EnableAnimations]]

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The following scientists at the respective institutions/companies are associated partners of Somatai:

[[Chia-Fu Chou| http://www.phys.sinica.edu.tw/~nanobio/people/chiafuCV/chiafuCV.htm]] and [[Yeng-Long Chen| http://www.phys.sinica.edu.tw/~polyphys/]], [[Academia Sinica| http://www.sinica.edu.tw/main_e.shtml]], Taiwan
[[Patrick Keil]] and [[Horst Hintze-Brüning]], [[BASF Coatings GmbH| http://www.basf-coatings.com/]], Germany
[[Gerald G. Fuller| http://cheme.stanford.edu/faculty/layout.php?sunetid=ggf]], [[Stanford University| http://www.stanford.edu/]], USA
[[Patrick Koelsch| http://faculty.washington.edu/koelsch/]], [[University of Washington| http://www.washington.edu/]], USA
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[[What is Somatai?]]
[[Events]]
[[Partners]]
''Coming up:''
15-25 August 2014: [[Somatai Summer School]] in Berlin!  [[Download the flyer|http://www.mpie.de/fileadmin/pics/GO-pics/Inspec/somatai/Final_1st_announcement.pdf]].
Somatai is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme in the "People" category under grant agreement number 316866. 
Progress in soft nanotechnology is now yielding important technological developments. Current research activity mostly focuses on applications, not producing the fundamental understanding required for future advances. A physics-oriented, interdisciplinary training is needed to equip young researchers with the necessary methodology to tackle the relevant questions. SOMATAI is designed to serve this purpose through world-class training and research. The scientific focus is on aqueous interfaces, owing to their special interest and fascinating properties that are scientifically captivating and technologically important. Behavior of polymers and colloids at interfaces are relevant to industrial products (food, cosmetics, paints) and processes (biosensing, coating, water purification). SOMATAI intends to bring together two research fields, by applying the soft matter science approach to interfacial systems. The approach promises better understanding of interfacial phenomena. Research groups from 2 companies, 1 SME, 5 research institutes, 4 universities and 2 associated partners will form an interdisciplinary and intersectorial network of researchers that will undertake research and training activities. Exposed to research environments, young researchers will develop state-of-the art tools for the investigation of soft matter at aqueous interfaces to be applied to broad range of systems.  Furthermore, the young researchers will attend excellent graduate programs and courses in the participating academic institutions. Secondments to the industrial partners will complete their training. SOMATAI research and training objectives are progress in physical understanding and control of interfacial phenomena and education of young researchers possessing both, broad overview and physical understanding. The new generation of researchers will lead the way to soft interface science encompassing basic and applied aspects, and thus strengthen innovative European technologies and products.
No liability is assumed for the content of externally linked pages. No liability is assumed for the correctness of all given information. 

The website is maintained by [[Andreas Erbe| http://www.mpie.de/~erbe]] on the basis of [[TiddlyWiki| http://tiddlywiki.com/]].

The person responsible for the content of this website according to press regulations is [[PD Dr. Peter Lang| http://www.fz-juelich.de/SharedDocs/Personen/ICS/ICS-3/EN/Lang_P.html]], as Somatai's network coordinator.
[[What is Somatai?]]
[[Goals of Somatai]]
[[Partners]]
[[Associated Partners]]
[[Projects]]
[[Vacancies|]]
[[Events]]
[[Past Events]]

[[Funding]]
[[Legal]]
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The following lead scientists at the respective institutions/companies are full partners of Somatai:

[[Peter Lang| http://www.fz-juelich.de/SharedDocs/Personen/ICS/ICS-3/EN/Lang_P.html]], [[Forschungszentrum Jülich| http://www.fz-juelich.de/portal/EN/Home/home_node.html]], Germany, ''Network Coordinator''
[[Reinhard Sigel]], [[German University in Cairo| http://www.guc.edu.eg/]], Egypt
[[Benoit Loppinet| http://www.iesl.forth.gr/people/person.aspx?id=140]], [[FORTH Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser|http://www.iesl.forth.gr/]], Greece
[[Andreas Erbe| http://www.mpie.de/~erbe]], [[Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH| http://www.mpie.de]], Germany
[[Jens-Uwe Sommer| http://www.ipfdd.de/Sommer.143.0.html?L=0]], [[Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden| http://www.ipfdd.de/]], Germany
[[Remco Tuinier| http://www.projects.science.uu.nl/chem-fcc/www/peopleindex/remco/remco.htm]], [[DSM| http://www.dsm.com/]], The Netherlands
[[Ilja K. Voets| http://www.tue.nl/en/research/research-institutes/top-research-groups/wwwicmstuenl/people/dr-ik-ilja-voets/]], [[Eindhoven University of Technology| http://www.tue.nl/]], The Netherlands
[[Hans Tromp| http://www.nizo.com/explore/people/19/]], [[NIZO| http://www.nizo.com/home/]], The Netherlands
[[René van Roij| http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~roij0101/]], [[Utrecht University| http://www.uu.nl/EN/Pages/default.aspx]], The Netherlands
[[Dimitris Vlassopoulos| http://www.materials.uoc.gr/en/general/personnel/dvlasso.html]], [[FORTH Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser| http://www.iesl.forth.gr/]], Greece
[[Jan Vermant| https://perswww.kuleuven.be/~u0003692/JV.html]], [[KU Leuven, University of Leuven| http://www.kuleuven.be/english]], Belgium
[[Cécile Monteux| http://www.umr7615.espci.fr/spip.php?article185&lang=en]], [[École Supérieur de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris| http://www.espci.fr/en/]], France
[[Andreas C. Völker]], [[LS Instruments| http://www.lsinstruments.ch/]], Switzerland
[[Florent Malloggi| http://iramis.cea.fr/sis2m/Phocea/Pisp/index.php?nom=florent.malloggi]], [[Institut Rayonnement Matière de Saclay| http://iramis.cea.fr/en/index.php]], France
7 October: General Assembly Meeting in Eindhoven.
7-11 October: [[E(S)R meeting and transferable skills and proteins at interfaces (T1)|http://www.mpie.de/fileadmin/pics/GO-pics/Inspec/somatai/Invitation_STE_E1_and_T1.pdf]] in Eindhoven
9-13 December 2014: [[T3 course (mainly) on optical spectroscopy of interfaces|http://www.mpie.de/fileadmin/pics/GO-pics/Inspec/somatai/Plan_Somatai_T3_v20131203.pdf]] in Düsseldorf
17-21 March 2014: [[T4 course on particle -wall interactions and near wall particle dynamics|http://www.mpie.de/fileadmin/pics/GO-pics/Inspec/somatai/T4_schedule.pdf]]  in Jülich
Somatai is structured in 3 work packages. The projects in these packages are listed here.

*''Work package 1: Adsorption of soft matter at aqueous interfaces (Leader: [[Jens-Uwe Sommer| http://www.ipfdd.de/Sommer.143.0.html?L=0]])''
**Theory and simulation of amphiphilic polymers at surfaces and interfaces. //Lead Scientist:// [[Jens-Uwe Sommer| http://www.ipfdd.de/Sommer.143.0.html?L=0]]
**Formation and adsorption charged colloid - polymer complexes. //Lead Scientist:// [[Remco Tuinier| http://www.projects.science.uu.nl/chem-fcc/www/peopleindex/remco/remco.htm]]
**Water-based polymers as  barrier layers on a reactive surface. //Lead Scientist:// [[Andreas Erbe| http://www.mpie.de/~erbe]]
**Antifreeze Proteins at Interfaces. //Lead Scientist:// [[Ilja K. Voets| http://www.tue.nl/en/research/research-institutes/top-research-groups/wwwicmstuenl/people/dr-ik-ilja-voets/]]
**Properties of water-water interfaces. //Lead Scientist:// [[Hans Tromp| http://www.nizo.com/explore/people/19/]]

*''Work package 2: In-plane structure and two-dimensional systems (Leader: [[Reinhard Sigel| http://physics.guc.edu.eg/people.html]])''
**Diffusion at interfaces and interface micro-rheology. //Lead Scientist:// [[Reinhard Sigel| http://physics.guc.edu.eg/people.html]]
**Effective electrostatic and capillary interactions at particle-laden aqueous interfaces. //Lead Scientist:// [[René van Roij| http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~roij0101/]]
**Visco-elasticity of polymers at interfaces. //Lead Scientist:// [[Dimitris Vlassopoulos| http://www.materials.uoc.gr/en/general/personnel/dvlasso.html]]
**Tailoring rheological properties of interfaces. //Lead Scientist:// [[Jan Vermant| https://perswww.kuleuven.be/~u0003692/JV.html]]
**Colloids at interfaces: from bubbles and thin-liquid films to foams. //Lead Scientist:// [[Cécile Monteux| http://www.umr7615.espci.fr/spip.php?article185&lang=en]]

*''Work package 3: Dynamics and flow at interfaces (Leader: [[Benoit Loppinet| http://www.iesl.forth.gr/people/person.aspx?id=140]])''
**Concentration dynamics in grafted polymer layers. //Lead Scientist:// [[Benoit Loppinet| http://www.iesl.forth.gr/people/person.aspx?id=140]]
**Colloidal diffusion and flow near hard wall. //Lead Scientist:// [[Peter Lang| http://www.fz-juelich.de/SharedDocs/Personen/ICS/ICS-3/EN/Lang_P.html]] 
**Surface diffusive wave spectroscopy.  //Lead Scientist:// [[Andreas C. Völker| http://www.lsinstruments.ch/company/team/]]
**Aqueous interfaces: the first  nanometers. //Lead Scientist:// [[Florent Malloggi| http://iramis.cea.fr/sis2m/Phocea/Pisp/index.php?nom=florent.malloggi]]


Soft Matter at Aqueous Interfaces
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The school will provide lectures and tutorials covering a full range of topics, from fundamental text-book physics of fluid interfaces, to advanced experimental and theoretical methods applied in ongoing research. Some lectures will be dedicated to the specifics of industrial research. A series of research papers will be presented by outstanding experts in relevant fields. 

Finally, there will be a session on career perspectives in industry and academia. The program is complemented by a selection of social events and there will also be free time for leisure activities. 

A detailed programme is expected to become available by the end of April. 

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Duration: 14 - 25 August 2014
Venue: [[Hotel Aquino|http://www.hotel-aquino.de/index.php?LANG=en]], Berlin, Germany
Accommodation: Participants will be accommodated on-site at the Hotel Aquino. Room sharing will be necessary due to the restricted number of rooms available. 
School Secretary: Ulrike Nägele
Contact: somatai@fz-juelich.de

Follow this [[link for registration|http://www.fz-juelich.de/ics/ics-3/EN/Leistungen/ConferencesAndWorkshops/SOMATAI/_node.html]]
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Currently, there are no vacancies within Somatai. Please check out the websites of the partner institutes for their vacancies. 
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Somatai stands for "Soft Matter at Aqueous Interfaces". It is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), which is going to be financed by the EU's 7th Framework Programme. It started work in autum 2012.