All-scale predictive design of heat management materials and structures

Type of Funding: EU Integrated Research Projects, Others


The goal of project ALMA is to enable the predictive design of heat management materials and structures. Heat management constitutes a grand challenge that blocks further development in disciplines as varied as nanoelectronics, power devices, phase change memories, high temperature turbines, or thermoelectric energy conversion. Further progress requires the help of accurate modeling tools that can predict the performance of new complex materials integrated in these increasingly demanding novel devices.

ALMA was launched in June 2015, and is funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme, for a three year duration.

Project partners are CEA-Grenoble (France), Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany), Silvaco Europe Ltd. (U.K.), Johannes Kepler University (Austria), AIXTRON (Germany) and ST microelectronics (Italy).

Project Website

Contact Person at UA Ruhr:
Dr. Georg Madsen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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