The core activities of the IEC at the FHNW include Environmental Technologies and Nanobiotechnology for environmental applications, while ICB is mainly focussing on Supramolecular Chemistry and synthesis of nanomaterials. The School of Life Sciences possesses lab facilities such as pilot-scale lab, trace analysis lab and radioisotope lab, which are all equipped with cutting-edge devices (e.g. LC-MS ion trap coupled to radiodetector, LC-ICP-MS, LC-MS Q-TOF). Molecular biological methods for microbial characterisation are at hand, as well as cutting-edge microscopic equipment (e.g. ESEM-EDX, TEM, Raman Microscopy, FTIR-microscopy, AFM, etc.).
Main tasks in the project
- Production of smart mesoporous systems; test their suitability for intensified oil biodegradation (WP4)
- Apply the mesoporous material within integrated oil spill remediation strategy (WP6)
- Administrative management of the project together with TUC (WP10)