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Together with partners in the OYSTER project, Goldbeck Consulting is involved in an effort to standardise terminology, classification and documentation of materials characterisation by means of a CEN Workshop Agreement. We are pleased to announce that this initiative has been nominated for a CEN Standards + Innovation Project Award 2020.
A standardised terminology will improve communication and interoperability in the entire area of materials characterisation and reduce the barrier to utilising advanced materials characterisation in industry. The standardisation developments will support efficient solutions for materials characterisation, enhance the communication, dissemination, storage, retrieval and mining of data about materials characterisation and contribute to efforts for materials digitalisation.
The effort is carried out in the context of the project OYSTER which makes use of recent advances in experiments and modelling of nano-scale contact mechanics to develop an Open Innovation Environment (OIE) that will boost dramatically the development of nano-patterned, nano-engineered or chemically modified devices with controlled surface free energy and adhesive properties. To achieve such goals, OYSTER has been developing novel formats for materials characterisation data (called “CHADA”), which will be combined with innovative ontologies and data management plans to attempt the establishment of unified standards for the digital representation of materials characterisation experiments.
The CEN Workshop Agreement also builds on a related CWA on Materials Modelling Terminology, Classification and Metadata, CWA 17284, which was led by Goldbeck Consulting.
European Materials Characterisation Council: new challenges for advanced materials characterisation in Europe
The European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC) will discuss new challenges for advanced materials characterisation in Europe at a pre-conference workshop of Industrial Technologies 2018 on 29 October 2018 in Vienna. Topics of the workshop include harmonised advanced characterisation in Europe, next generation materials characterisation; improved access for industry to advanced characterisation and materials informatics, ontology and data management (Presentation by Gerhard Goldbeck).
Goldbeck Consulting is pleased to be a partner in the EU H2020 project OYSTER, supporting the development of an “Open characterisation and modelling environment to drive innovation in advanced nano-architectured and bio-inspired hard/soft interfaces”. OYSTER brings together leading European laboratories and industrial partners to take existing nanoscale characterisation technologies towards widespread utilisation in process optimisation and model validation. OYSTER achieves this by sharing metadata in an Open Innovation Environment, where new paradigms of multi-scale contact mechanics are validated on selected application oriented reference materials through continuous interaction with the European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC). Goldbeck Consulting supports in particular the development of metadata schema and taxonomies as well as standardisation of documentation, following the example of the successful CEN Workshop Agreement on materials modelling terminology, classification and metadata.