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  • ICARUS M30 team gathering

    On the 9th and 10th of May, 2019 the ICARUS team was gathered in the sunny city of Patras, Greece for its M30 Progress Meeting. The two-day project meeting was hosted by the Laboratory of Technology and Strength of Materials (LTSM) project partners in their premises. Partners, representing the Consortium organizations, met each other in Greece to present the latest scientific and technical achievements, discuss the overall progress of the project, exchange ideas and agree on the latest steps as we are heading towards the end of the project (Augoust 2019).

    The close collaboration between partners will continue online until the end of the project.

  • The ICARUS article included @ the January 2019 issue of the EASN Newsletter, is available for reading

    "An innovative, new predictive tool that allows fast exploration, identification and design of new thermodynamically stable multi-component nanocrystalline (nc) metal alloys with enhanced thermal stability, was developed by the scientists of the ICARUS project. This new tool, namely the High-Throughput Screening (HTS) tool, can be implemented in high-performance computing systems ensuring fast and efficient alloy exploration and selection. In the frame of the project, which aims at discovering an entirely new class of multi-component nc metal alloys resistant to coarsening with properties specifically tailored to application, a systematic exploration for identifying potential thermodynamically stable alloys has been performed with the support of the HTS tool.

    Entering the final semester of its lifetime, ICARUS progresses its pace at research and innovation towards obtaining cutting-edge results. On the 13th and 14th of December, 2018 the ICARUS Consortium conducted its M24 Progress Meeting in Treviso, Italy. The two-day project meeting was an opportunity to discuss on the latest scientific and technical achievements, the overall progress of the project, exchange ideas and agree on next steps.

    We cannot end this article without mentioning the publication of a new open-access scientific paper of our colleague K. Tserpes, under the title “Prediction of mechanical properties of nanocrystalline materials using Voronoi FE models of representative volume element” in the proceedings of the 8th EASN-CEAS International Workshop on “Manufacturing for Growth & Innovation”.

    For more information and updates on the project please visit the ICARUS website and the ICARUS dedicated videos. "

    The article was originally published here.

  • ICARUS in Treviso

    The ICARUS M24 Progress Meeting was successfully held between the 13th and 14th of December, 2018 at Treviso, Italy. The meeting was hosted by the MBN Nanomaterialia S.p.A. in their premises gathering representatives of all entities involved in ICARUS. The meeting aimed at discussing the progress performed during the ICARUS fourth semester while, at the same time, it provided the opportunity for a fruitful exchange of ideas among partners on their future steps.
    During the second day of the two-day meeting, the project team was offered the unique opportunity to be guided at the MBN facilities. The close collaboration between partners will continue online until the next face-to-face meeting in Patras, Greece in spring 2019.
  • ICARUS @ CMSE2018 in China

    On November 1-4 2018, ICARUS coordinator prof. Nicolas A. Cordero spoke about coarsening-resistant nanocrystalline metal alloys at the 7th Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE2018) in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

    The conference was organized by the School of Materials and Chemical Engineering of the Xi’an Technological University and was supported by the Northwestern Polytechnical University, Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, Xi'an Aeronautical University.

    The CMSE 2018 provided an extensive platform for scientists, researchers and scholars to present and share their research results in the fields of Materials Science and Engineering, discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.


    The ICARUS project and its innovative activities were presented and promoted at the European conference “INDustrial TECHnologies 2018 - Innovative industries for smart growth” (INDTECH2018) held in Vienna from 29-31 October, 2018.

    INDTECH2018 was an event of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union that combined keynote presentations, talks, a matchmaking event and exhibitions. It provided an excellent opportunity to meet experts from industry, academia and policy to exchange information and to strengthen collaboration. INDTECH2018 anticipated 1,100 participants from more than 30 countries in Europe and across the globe.

    Our BRIMATECH and MBN colleagues who represented the ICARUS Project welcomed visitors to the ESA booth, where they could be informed about the ICARUS concept and latest achievements.

  • Fresh ICARUS article @ the October issue of the EASN Newsletter

    The October edition of the EASN Newsletter is now available! If you are interested in the activities our project has been involved so far, you may learn about our latest updates and news through the ICARUS dedicated article.

    For accessing the article, please visit here.


  • ICARUS dedicated Session @ the 8th EASN-CEAS International Workshop

    The ICARUS project is delighted to announce its participation in the 8th EASN-CEAS International Workshop on “Manufacturing for Growth & Innovation”, which will take place between 04 and 07 September, 2018 at the University of Glasgow, UK .
    Over the years the EASN conference has been established as a major European Dissemination event. The 7th international gathering of the EASN Association was attended by more than 350 researchers from various disciplines who presented their high quality recent achievements and new upstream research ideas.
    The ICARUS project will exploit this opportunity and disseminate its results and achievements in a dedicated session that will be held on the 6th of September, 2018 at Sir Charles Wilson building, Lecture Theatre from 14:40 until 16:20 and will be chaired by Nicolas Cordero (University of Burgos). The project will introduce its current progress and upcoming results through the following presentations:
    1. Modelling, fabrication and characterization of nanocrystalline metal alloys for the aerospace sector: The ICARUS Project – Overview (N. Cordero).
    2. Prediction of mechanical properties of nanocrystalline materials using Voronoi FE models of representative volume elements (P. Bazios, K. Tserpes, S. Pantelakis)
    3. Thermodynamic modelling of the stability of nanograined polycrystals (G. Kaptay, A. Dezso)
    4. Development and evaluation of nano-grains in tungsten based MMC ( G. Gergely, D. Pethő, T. Mikó, M. Svéda, F. Kristály, K.Bohács, A. Roósz, Z. Gácsi)
    5. Facile microstructural SEM characterization and accelerated testing for fast screening of nanostructured materials in powder metallurgy ( A. Rinaldi , C. Mingazzini, D. Mirabile Gattia, E. Serra , U. De Angelis, F. La Torre, F. Delogu, A. Locci , A. Bianchin).
    We will be more than happy to meet you there!



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 713514.

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