The LIBER Center of Excellence
Center of Excellence in Life Inspired Hybrid Materials (LIBER)
The Center of Excellence in Life Inspired Hybrid Materials (LIBER) was launched via the Center of Excellence Programme 2022-2029 funded by Research Council of Finland. LIBER aims to create dynamic and soft hybrid materials with capability to learn, adapt or response to the environment. LIBER combines expertise on molecular self-assembly, soft robotics, surfaces and interfaces, genetic engineering of proteins, biotechnological production of engineered biomolecules, and computational modelling.
LIBER community and research groups
LIBER consortium includes eight multidisciplinary research groups from Aalto University, VTT and Tampere University. The whole LIBER community consists of over 120 researchers including almost 80% doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers all together. The groups interact via regular bi-weekly seminars to share their recent achievements, discuss ideas and initiate collaborations. In addition, annual Spring symposia will gather the whole community to hear from the top international scientists about the state-of-the-art in the field. The annual Autumn workshops will also train our researchers with the skills and expertise equipping them to carry out their research and further for their career planning.
LIBER COE includes almost 40% doctoral students, and there are several public doctoral dissertations each year. You can find the upcoming and past doctoral defenses on this page.
LIBER Facilities and Equipment
LIBER takes advantage of the excellent research facilities available at Aalto, Tampere and VTT.