About Us

Funded by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions of the European H2020 programme, PHOTOTRAIN is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) with 13 global partners and organization partners both from the notable academic institutions and leading industry leaders. The project has been financed with 3.6 million Euros and offers an ambitious inter- and multidisciplinary training programme for 14 early stage researchers (ESR)

The main focus of this 48 month project is the conversion of solar energy starting from the fundamental bases (photophysics), and including the design of photoactive molecules (organic chemistry) and the materials (colloidal chemistry), the study of the photoinduced processes (photochemistry and microscopy), performing and studying the reactions (physical chemistry), building a microfluidic photoreactor (physics and engineering), and planning an industrial-scalable chemical process (private sector). PHOTOTRAIN Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will have mobility between network partners supported by research visits and secondments, allowing them to be integrated in the network with the aim to help them interact with their fellows and within different research, development and innovation environments.