UCOM is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network; a joint research training and doctoral programme, funded by the EU and implemented by a partnership of high profile universities, research institutions, and non-academic organisations that are located in 8 different countries.
UCOM is the acronym of the project “Ultrasound Cavitation in sOft Materials”. It started on 1st October 2018 and it ends on 30th September 2022. The UCOM network is international (includes beneficiaries and partners from the EU, Switzerland, US, Japan and China), interdisciplinary (mechanical, physics, medical and biomedical technology fields), intersectoral (includes academic and non-academic institutions) and innovative (addresses topics not studied before).
15 doctoral candidates have been recruited by the research – focused organisations. The young researchers develop, improve and validate new state-of-the-art cavitation models and interaction with soft materials (e.g., tissues) against both existing and new experimental data. At the same time, they gain knowledge, skills and expertise and create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide, either in the public or the private sector.
The project is coordinated by CITY, University of London (Prof. Manolis Gavaises).
This project has received funding from the
European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.
Grant Agreement No 813766