The ESS lighthouse on hard materials in 3D, SOLID, is a center of Excellence with a duration of 10 years.  

The partners are the universities DTU, AU, KU, SDU, AAU and RUC, the European Spallation Source ESS, and the Technological Institute.  Based on an initial funding of 78 Mkr from the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education and the partners, it was inaugurated April 1, 2020. Attached to the lighthouse is an environment comprising 4 infrastructures, 4 museums, 2 hospitals, 35 companies and 6 materials network.  

The center activities are open to the community at large. At this point the following projects have become part of SOLID:  

  • ERC Advanced Grant: The Physics of Metal Plasticity 2020-2025 (link to homepage will follow)
  • ERC Starting Grant:  (link to homepage will follow)


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