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EMPIR Call 2018: Finalisation of evaluation process

Following the Review Conference held in November, where external independent referees evaluated and ranked the proposals, the EMPIR Committee agreed on a final list of selected projects to fund. The following project proposals have been selected and will be invited for contract negotiation:

Health

  • Standardisation of concentration measurements of extracellular vesicles for medical diagnoses
  • Measurements for mitigating adverse health effects from atmospheric particulate pollutants
  • Metrology to enable rapid and accurate clinical measurements in acute management of sepsis
  • Metrology for advanced radiotherapy using particle beams with ultra-high pulse dose rates
  • Quantitative MR-based imaging of physical biomarkers
  • Radiotherapy coupled with hyperthermia - adapting the biological equivalent dose concept
  • Metrology of automated data analysis for cardiac arrhythmia management
  • Metrology for drug delivery
  • Metrology and innovation for early diagnosis and accurate stratification of patients with neurodegenerative diseases
  • Providing the measurement infrastructure to allow quantitative diagnostic methods for biomarkers of coronary heart diseases

 

SI Broader Scope

  • Large-scale dimensional measurements for geodesy
  • Realising the redefined kelvin
  • New quantities for the measurement of appearance
  • Towards quantum-based realisations of the pascal
  • Optical clocks for the redefinition of the SI second
  • Advanced time/frequency comparison and dissemination through optical telecommunication networks
  • Graphene impedance quantum standard
  • Comprehensive traceability for force metrology services
  • Traceability for electrical measurements at millimetre-wave and terahertz frequencies for communications and electronics technologies
  • Self-calibrating photodiodes for the radiometric linkage to fundamental constants

 

Normative

  • Metrology for monitoring endocrine disrupting compounds under the Water Framework Directive
  • Primary standards and traceable measurement methods for X-ray emitting electronic brachytherapy devices
  • Calibration and accuracy of non-catching instruments to measure liquid/solid atmospheric precipitation
  • Determining new uncertainty requirements for increasingly stringent legislative HCl industrial emission limits
  • Grid measurements of 2 kHz - 150 kHz harmonics to support normative emission limits for mass-market electrical goods
  • Flow metering of non conventional gases (biogas, biomethane, hydrogen, syngas and mixtures with natural gas)
  • Measurement of the focal spot size on X-ray tubes with spot sizes down to 100 nm

 

Research Potential

  • Traceability for contact probes and stylus instruments measurements
  • Developing an infrastructure for improved and harmonised metrological checks of blood-pressure measurements in Europe
  • Traceable measurement capabilities for monitoring thermocouple performance

 

Support for Networks 

  • Support for a European Metrology Network for energy gases
  • Support for a European Metrology Network on traceability in laboratory medicine
  • Support for a European Metrology Network on smart electricity grids
  • Support for a European Metrology Network for climate and ocean observation
  • Support for a European Metrology Network for mathematics and statistics

 

Support for Impact

The previous EMPIR/EMRP JRP that each SIP is linked to is shown in brackets

  • An ISO Technical Report on Nanoparticle Concentration (14IND12)
  • Metrology for RF exposure from massive MIMO 5G base station: Impact on 5G network deployment (14IND10)
  • Improvement of the European quality infrastructure for the measurement of total silicon and sulphur content of biogas (ENG54)

 

EURAMET would like to thank the following referees who evaluated proposals in 2018:

  • Aldo Rona
  • Alexandru Dasu
  • Almir Badnjevic
  • Álvaro Silva Ribeiro
  • Anaïs Gonzalez
  • Andrew Longford
  • Anne Delille
  • Antonio Sarolic
  • Antonios Gasteratos
  • Aphrodite Ktena
  • Arto Toppinen
  • Bernard Gindroz
  • Bertrand Garnier
  • Carles Domingo
  • Charles Sammut
  • Christian Wittenburg
  • Claudia Wiemer
  • Claudio Ferrari
  • Danas Ridikas
  • Daniela Axinte
  • Danijela Randjelovic
  • Dariusz Litwin
  • David Pearson
  • Dmitri Rusakov
  • Etienne Maricq
  • Eurico Neves
  • Federica Collino
  • Filippo Giannazzo
  • Francesco Pellicano
  • Frank Hoeller
  • Frans Harren
  • Gerry Ronan
  • Gianluca Rossi
  • Hannes Nowak
  • Herbert Thanner
  • Huseyin Kizil
  • Irena Sielamowicz
  • Ivan Lloro
  • Jan Gorecki
  • Janet Lei
  • Jaroslaw Koperski
  • Jasmina Casals-Terré
  • Jean-Paul Lefevre
  • Jens Bender
  • Jesper Mygind
  • Lars Sjunnesson
  • Laurent Couturier
  • Lorenzo Scalise
  • Lukas Filip Buchmann
  • Manfred Niehus
  • Marcel Wirtz
  • Maria Bulgheroni
  • Maria Losurdo
  • Marija Cundeva-Blajer
  • Marija Trkmic 
  • Martin Lawrence
  • Martina Knoop
  • Max Wiki
  • Michel Vieillefosse
  • Mircea Modreanu
  • Miren Lopez de Alda
  • Nineta Hrastelj
  • Pekka Katila
  • Peter Hauptmann
  • Peter Rolfe
  • Philip Mayles
  • Piotr Jasinski
  • Raffaella Di Sante
  • Robert Maier
  • Robin Curry
  • Shmuel Blit
  • Siebe Bouwstra
  • Stanimir Kolev
  • Stanislavo Marcolini
  • Tadeja Primožič Merkač
  • Tadeusz Pisarkiewicz
  • Theodoros Mertzimekis
  • Tomasz Bakon
  • Tunc Lacin
  • Vincenzo Paciello
  • Vladimir Slugen
  • Vladimir Tuboltsev
  • Werner Burkart

 

The 83 referees consisted of 64 men (77.1 %), 19 women (22.9 %) and represented 28 different nationalities.

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