TINT received the project in the framework of the H2020 MSCA Programme

date: 20.05.2019

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering will be coordinator of the new GreenTRIBOS EJD ITN project, part of the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

The Laboratory for Tribology and Surface Nanotechnology (TINT) at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, in cooperation with partners from the University of Leeds (United Kingdom), the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and the Technical University of Lulea (Sweden), succeeded in obtaining funding—with an overall score of 96.6%—for the GreenTRIBOS European Joint Doctoral International Training Network project with a total value of €3.2 million. The project involves 26 partners, where in addition to institutes, universities, NGOs and governmental organizations, there are also globally recognized, multinational companies, such as TOTAL, Volvo, SKF, Vattenfall, Oerlikon, Sandvik, and Cummins.
Prof. dr. Mitjan Kalin will coordinate the project, with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering consolidating its important role in the European research space for green and sustainably oriented surface technologies. It also builds on the department’s coordination of the Joint European Master's degree programme TRIBOS, which has been running successfully since 2013, and the European project GreenCOAT, part of the ERA-Net scheme.