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Acting Project Coordinator, the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering of the University of Pisa (DICI-UNIPI) is also leading WP3 for the optimization of Microwave-assisted Chemical Vapour Infiltration (MW-CVI) processes for oxide and non-oxide Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs).



The institute for PhysicoChemical process of the Italian National Research Council (IPCF-CNR) leads WP2 on high temperature dielectric characterization of oxide and non-oxide fibers and the numerical modelling related to heating in MW-CVI reactors. It also contributes to WP3.



Fricke und Mallah Microwave Technology GmbH project activities focus on the integration and setup of the MW-CVI reactors and on supporting the IPCF-CNR in microwave fields’ modelling and simulation.



The Fraunhofer ISC - Center for High Temperature Materials and Design is a research facility focusing on ceramics and high temperature composites. Besides leading WP1, FHF contributes to coating activities within WP6.

UOB(United Kingdom)

(United Kingdom)

Responsible for the processing and characterisation of the oxide-oxide composites, UOB focuses on developing a new route to manufacturing them using microwave chemical vapour infiltration.

ATL(United Kingdom)

(United Kingdom)

By designing, building, testing and installing CVI equipment components, as well as providing advice on processing techniques, Archer Technicoat Ltd collaborates with UNIPI and UoB in WP3’s activities.

ENEA (Italy)


ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Sustainable Economic Development coordinates WP4, devoted to mechanical and microstructural characterizations of composite materials.

Linked Third Parties

CNRS (France)


The Laboratory for Thermo Structural Composites of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) engages in several tasks related to materials’ thermal efficiency, modelling of MW-CVI processes, measurement of thermal conductivity and emissivity, as well as the evaluation of CMCs samples in biogas environments.

Steinbeis EU-VRi GmbH(Germany)

Steinbeis EU-VRi GmbH

Starting from the risks assessment, Steinbeis EU-VRI GmbH (EU-VRI) is responsible for all business intelligence (BI) related to and the evaluation of the environmental and economic aspects of the project's life cycle assessment (LCA) and life-cycle costing (LCC). In addition, EU-VRI will assess the energy performance of involved technologies in terms of Thermoeconomic Analysis and work on standardization opportunities, especially those related to developing new nanomaterials, devices and components in this area.



Torino’s Polytechnic Institute (POLITO) leads WP6 on joining and coating CMCs samples and contributes to various other WPs, such as the set-up of preform materials for MW-CVI processes (WP1), the optimization of the MW-CVI process for oxide and non-oxide CMCs (WP3), the characterization of joined components (WP4), the testing and validation of CMCs prototypes (WP7), the Lifecycle ad Risks Assessments (WP8), as well as the results’ dissemination, communication and exploitation (WP9).



Providing technical input on heating elements and currently-in-use industrial materials, ArcelorMittal Innovación, Investigación e Inversión, S.L. (AMIII) plays a role in defining CMCs’ technical specifications, as well as validating them.

IRIS Technology solutions, SL.(Spain)

IRIS Technology solutions, SL.

IRIS Technology Group is involved in the selection of the sensors, which are key in processing CMCs in WP3 and WP7, and contributes to results’ dissemination and exploitation.



Leading WP9, KNEIA is responsible for all activities aimed at maximizing project’s present and future opportunities, such as results communication, dissemination and exploitation.


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