Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects



  • Instrument: Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP)

  • Duration: January 2010 - December 2012

  • Coordinator: University of Bristol (Saint Pierre And Miquelon)

  • Others partners: University of Bristol, irias, TU Delft, Politecnico di Milano, Numeca, EADS, DLR, Airbus, University of Cap Town, csir, Optimad

  • See also: http://www.bris.ac.uk/aerodynamics-research/ffast/

  • Abstract: The FFAST project aims to develop, implement and assess simulation technologies to accelerate future aircraft design. These technologies will demonstrate a step change in the efficiency and accuracy of the dynamic aeroelastic "loads process" using unique critical load identification methods and reduced order modelling. The outcome from the project will contribute to the industrial need to reduce the number of dynamic loads cases analysed, whilst increasing the accuracy and reducing the cost/time for each unsteady aeroelastic analysis performed compared to the current approach. Unsteady loads calculations play an important part across much of the design and development of an aircraft, and have an impact upon the concept and detailed structural design, aerodynamic characteristics, weight

Collaborations in European Programs, except FP7 & H2020

  • Program: European associated laboratory

  • Project acronym: EBAM

  • Project title: Pulsed electric fields applications in biology and medicine

  • Duration: January 2011 - December 2014

  • Coordinator: C. Poignard

  • Other partners: Institut Gustave Roussy (CNRS, Paris), Laboratory of Pharmacology and Structural Biology (CNRS and University of Toulouse, Toulouse), Laboratory XLIM (Limoges), Faculty of Health Sciences (Primorska), Laboratory of Structure and Reactivity of the Complex Molecular Systems (CNRS and University of Lorraine), University of Ljubljana (Ljubljana), Institute of Oncology (Ljubljana)

  • Abstract: The main aim of the LEA EBAM is to use an interdisciplinary approach, integrating biology, chemistry, physics, biophysics, mathematics, computational modelling and engineering, through the expertise of its members in order to

    • Enhance our understanding on the mechanisms of classical electropermeabilization and of the new nanopermeabilization (electropermeabilization using nanosecond electric pulses), as well as on the mechanisms of transmembrane transport of molecules into electroporated cells and tissues on a microscopic and macroscopic scale.

    • Contribute to a better and safer implementation of the electropermeabilization-based applications, and to the development of new applications.

    • Develop new devices and new equipment for the nanopermeabilisation at cell and tissue levels.

    • Develop new approaches like treatment planning in existing applications, such as antitumor electrochemotherapy and in vivo gene transfer for therapeutic purposes.

    • Disseminate the knowledge and the applications in the scientific community and in the society, through publications, a one-week course (already implemented) co-directed by the LEA directors, internal and external training, and through other means that the LEA will develop and/or will apply for (to the EC programs for example).