Joint research network between German BASF and seven top Asian Universities
Under the motto of “Driving research globalisation further forward” BASF continues to establish the research initiative “Network for Advanced Materials Open Research (NOA)”, jointly with seven leading universities and research institutes in China, Japan and South Korea. The cooperation has a long term focus
Scientists aim to cooperate in developing new materials for a wide range of applications, such as for automotive, construction, detergent and cleaners, water and wind energy industries.
The Universities collaborating are: the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, the Beijing Institute of Technology, the Chanchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Fudan University, Hanyang University, Kyoto University and Tsinghua University. The researchers will be supported and advised by a scientific committee, comprising six independent professors and scientists from BASF.
The academic partners are not only contributing their scientific expertise in material sciences, modelling and synthesis methods, but are also introducing ideas for interesting research approaches. BASF researchers possess besides their well founded scientific knowledge also the necessary experience in translating the research findings into technically feasible solutions and identifying which material properties are required for different industries and applications.
Initial research projects were already launched across the region, others are under way. Hanyang University in South Korea will develop a modelling tool to predict the aging properties of composite systems used in the wind industry. Fudan University Shanghai will develop a novel coating system based on hybrid materials.