SSLiP wins funding!

SSLIP, coordinated by Prof. Graham Cross from TCD has receive 4.5M EIC Pathfinder funding, focusing on a new concept called superlubricity, where solid, atomic-sized 2D materials can slide across one another experiencing virtually no friction. The team aims to scale up this idea to reduce friction in areas such as manufacturing and transportation to reduce energy consumption and friction damage.

Principal investigator Dr Graham Cross said a 20 percent friction reduction in combustion engines would save an estimated €120bn each year and reduce Co2 emissions by 290m tones. “This is critical for future technologies since drastic improvements in energy efficiency and low carbon CO2 emission are key objectives to most road maps for long-term sustainable transportation.”