Prof. Dr. Mohammad Silani, a faculty member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering has had an international collaboration at IUT which is led to achieving the goals of the transformation plan at this department.
This collaboration is a research project entitled “An adaptive concurrent multi-scale method for modeling wear” by which Dr. Silani won the EU Marie Curie Research Grant through the Seal of Excellence. In conducting this 2-year study, Dr. Franco Concli from the Free University of Bolzano in Italy is the host of this project. The grant given to this research activity by the European Union is €107,900.
The Seal of Excellence is a quality label awarded by the Commission to proposals which has been assessed in a call for proposals under a Union instrument and are deemed to comply with the quality requirements of that Union instrument but could not be funded due to budgetary constraints. These projects are judged to deserve funding and might receive support from other Union or national sources of funding.
The Seal of Excellence certificate recognizes the value of the proposal and helps other funding bodies take advantage of the high-quality Commission evaluation process.
Under Horizon Europe, the EU's research and innovation funding program until 2027, the quality and impact of the Seal of Excellence will be strengthened.