Needs for future actions in advanced materials

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Jana Drbohlavova

EC DG Research & Innovation, Belgium


Jana Drbohlavov√° is a seconded national expert from the Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic to the European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, unit Industrial Transformation.

After her Ph.D. graduation in physical chemistry at University Claude Bernard in Lyon in 2008, she started to work at the Department of Microelectronics at the Brno University of Technology and lately in CEITEC with a focus on nanomaterials for sensors mainly for medical and environmental applications.

Since 2017, she is a seconded national expert to the European Commission with a focus on the safety and sustainability of advanced materials (including nanomaterials) and chemicals, nanospecific standardization, implementation of zero pollution R&I activities under European strategies (e.g. Green Deal, Chemicals strategy for sustainability, etc.) and R&I support for the Chips Act.


Needs for future actions in advanced materials

Advance materials have undoubtedly magical superpower to make our life better, they simply mean humanity progress. They are becoming a major research priority for achieving circularity and sustainability. This also brings many challenges and needs for immediate actions, such as building R&I ecosystem on advanced materials, development of technology transfer to industry, finding the right talents as well as development of digital technologies.

To help achieving the above mentioned, the Commission is preparing a coordinated plan on advanced materials (2030 to 2050 perspective) and consider further involvement of hubs for circularity and SSbD framework.