Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) (www.polito.it) was founded more than 150 years ago and represents a leading public university, in Italy and Europe, in technical-scientific teaching and research with over 33.000 students from 120 countries.
In 11 multidisciplinary Departments, 2,500 people carry out R&D activities in all fields of Engineering, Architecture and Design. Politecnico di Torino is part of some of the major European interuniversity networks, such as Cesaer, Cluster, Eua, Sefi, T.I.M.E. Politecnico di Torino participates in international networks including: ECSEL, N.ERGHY, E2BA A.i.s.b.l., NEREUS, IAF, EPIC, EERA, EGVIA, EFFRA. The University aims at networking with the socio-economical context and at opening new partnerships with industries and multinational companies (about 800 research agreements per year).
The Politecnico is becoming increasingly engaged in the participation to European, national and regional research projects. In the first two years of the Horizon 2020 European funding program 58 projects were financed with 25 million Euro. Overall research income is estimated about 212 M€ in 2012-2015.
The “Glasses, Ceramics and Composites” research group (GLANCE, www.composites.polito.it), part of the Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT- http://www.disat.polito.it/) has more than 20 year experience of manufacturing advanced glasses. Expertise ranging from materials physics and chemistry, materials properties, characterization, functionalization, production and testing in working condition is available. Several state-of-the-art facilities allow the preparation and testing of glasses, glass-ceramics, ceramics and their composites, as bulk-, fibres-, coating- or joining materials. The Glasses, Ceramic and Composite group is core member of the European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials AISBL (KMM-VIN).
The Department of Energy (DENERG) has 20 years of experience in electrochemical and thermochemical plants applied to energy.
POLITO will develop next gen sealants materials and ceramic protective coatings for steel interconnects, in order to reduce degradation effects in the rSOC device. POLITO will also support activities to develop business cases for SOEC-based power-to-gas scenarios and power-to-power Scenarios.