Copernicus

Authors

  • Dr. Ingo Hussla,

    1. MEC Micro Electronics Consultants Bonner Wall 6, D-50677 Köln (FRG)
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    • director of the consultuncy firm MEC, Köln, which specializes in scientfic and technical advice on materials, processes, and equipment important for the microelectronics industry. Special emphasis and expertise is provided regarding national and European R & D funding schemes as well as international project management. Dr. Hussla gained his Ph. D. for work on UHV surface science on various materials systems, conducted research on controlled lasermaterial interactions at Northwestern University, IL, USA, and held senior research posts in US and German industry (IBM, Leybold) working on advanced microelectronic materials and processing, including tribology issues and CVD/etching equipment manufacturing, before jounding MEC in 1988.

  • Natasha Us

    Corresponding author
    1. MEC Micro Electronics Consultants Bonner Wall 6, D-50677 Köln (FRG)
    • MEC Micro Electronics Consultants Bonner Wall 6, D-50677 Köln (FRG)
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    • M.S. studied materials science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1984 and her Master of Science degree in 1985. While a student, she spent time at IBM, at both the Thomas J. Watson Research Center and the San Jose Research Center. Between 1985 and 1991 she worked as a process engineer in the research and development department at Standard Microsystems Corporation in Huuppauge, NY, where she specialized in reactive ion etching. She is presently the European Project Manager for Micro Electronics Consultants.


Abstract

COPERNICUS is a European Community program supporting cooperation in science and technology with Central and Eastern European countries and the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The conditions of the call for proposals that has just been issued by the Commission of the European Communities are explained, and the opportunities offered by “joint research projects” and “concerted actions/networks” outlined. The COPERNICUS research sectors and priority themes that are especially relevant to advanced materials are introduced in more detail.

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