COST Action CA22131 – Supramolecular Luminescent Chemosensors for Environmental Security (LUCES)

COST Action CA22131 – Supramolecular Luminescent Chemosensors for Environmental Security (LUCES)

chemosensors – supramolecular chemistry – detection of contaminants – luminescence – prototypes and devices

chemosensors – supramolecular chemistry – detection of contaminants – luminescence – prototypes and devices

Action Description

The main goal of LUCES is the creation of a multidisciplinary network, comprised of researchers with complementary expertise from academia, technological centers and industry, working towards the development of luminescent sensors to be used to help resolve environmental security problems. The luminescent signaling unit will confer a high sensitivity to the sensor and be activated following the molecular recognition event. The Action will gather the leading research groups in the field of supramolecular chemistry, chemical sensors, (nano)materials, electronics, theoretical calculations as well as experts in different analytical techniques, researchers from industry and interested stakeholders, in order to be able to fulfil all the requirements to arrive to bridge the gap between fundamental research and the market.

This multidisciplinary group will be strongly committed to promote a competitive European network in which the participation of Young Career Innovators and Inclusiveness Target Country will be highly valued. In this way, LUCES is expected to become an international reference network that can be contacted by any researcher and/or company looking for specific solutions in this topic.

Transfer of knowledge will be also carried out through conferences, annual meetings, workshops, training schools and STSMs. Mobility of young researchers between different centers (academic and industry) will reinforce the existing contacts and ease the success of the Action. Dissemination of results will raise awareness about what science, in particular supramolecular luminescent chemosensors, can do for society, promoting the active collaboration between academic and non-academic researchers.

Action Details

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Start of the Action

DATE: 16/October/2023

End of the Action

DATE: 15/October/2027

Management Structure

Network at a glance:

145 Scientists / 108 Universities & Companies / 33 participating countries

41 % Female / 32 % Young Researchers & Innovators (YRI) / 43 % Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC)

Working Groups

WG1
(Supra)molecular Systems as Sensors.

WG2
Supramolecular Assemblies and (nano)materials as Sensors

WG3
Models, Prototypes and Devices. Technology Transfer and Research Valorisation.

WG4
Dissemination and Exploitation

About COST

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers. COST Actions are bottom-up networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers. www.cost.eu