The PARACAT project (Paramagnetic Species in Catalysis Research) (2019-2022; Type of Project: MSCA-ITN-EJD) aims to educate and train a group of 10 Early-Stage-Researchers on implementing advanced spectroscopic methods (Electron Paramagnetic Resonance) for cutting-edge research in the field of catalysis. For the first time, this project will comprehensively explore the role of open-shell species in catalysis and at the interface between chemistry, physics and biology. The programme places strong emphasis on ethical considerations and social reflections to research by combining the scientific expertise of (bio)chemists, (bio)physicists and industrial partners with the input of an ethicist, to support a new generation of scientists capable of tackling the many societal responsibilities as experts in their field.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie grant agreement No 813209.