LPA & EPO, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
LPA-ZIP is a group of researchers and developers of non-traditional actuators and the supporting power and control electronics at Saarland University’s Laboratory for Process Automation (LPA) and industrial development Centre for Innovative Production (ZIP).
The group has many years of experience in multi-lateral, national and international, publicly and industrially funded RTD projects including ECAMMA, MADAVIC, MESA, MESEMA and MAFFIX, providing solutions based on unconventional actuators involving coupled-field materials such as piezoelectric ceramics, magnetostrictives as well as electro- and magneto-rheological fluids. A high level of expertise exists in the development and production of actuators and power electronics.
Main tasks LPA
|development of robotic hand actuation solutions based on smart materials and structures as well as matching driving electronics|
The European Project Office (EPO) was established in order to assist scientists in the area of research and project management at Saarland University. EPO is in charge of administrative, legal and financial aspects of the DEXMART project in close co-operation with the overall co-ordinator. The role of EPO will be the to assist the coordinator in administrative, financial, formal and organisational aspects, including conflict and intercultural management as well as the financial management.
Main tasks EPO
|day-to-day management of the project|
|administrative support to scientific coordinator|
|coordination of dissemination and exploitation activities|