The National Center for Research in Natural Sciences (NCRC) "Demokritos" is the largest multidisciplinary Research Center of Greece. NCSR "Demokritos” consists of 5 independent Institutes:
- Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications
- Institute of Biosciences & Applications
- Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Sciences and Technology, Energy & Safety
- Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
- Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics
The Center's Institutes are engaged in basic and applied research and co-ordinate important scientific, technological and educational activities in the areas of Health, Biology & Biotechnology, New Materials, Microelectronics & Nanotechnology, Environment - Energy & Sustainable Development, Informatics & Telecommunications, Nuclear Physics & Particle Physics, Nuclear Technology & Radiation Protection, while technologies for the study of our cultural heritage are being developed.
At European level, NCSR "Demokritos" participates in a large number of excellence networks, competitive European research programs and technology platforms. A sample of the Center's international reach is also the success rate in R&D programs funded by evaluation. At a national level, the Center's know-how and research infrastructure are comparative advantages and make it a lever for the development of innovative technologies, know-how and technology transfer as well as human resources development. Finally, the patents, spin-offs and international publications in top magazines should also be mentioned.
The team of NCSR "Demokritos" participating in the SOLCEMENT Project is a collaboration of researchers from the Laboratory of Materials and Membranes for Environmental Separations of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute and the Laboratory of Environmental Research at the Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Sciences and Technology, Energy & Safety. This collaborative group has numerous years of experience in the field of synthesis and characterization of a wide range of nanoporous and nanostructured materials (inorganic, polymeric, nanocomposite) as well as membranes for environmental, energy and industrial applications with emphasis on the study of sorption and separation processes of gases of technological interest (H₂, CO₂, CH₄) via specific methodologies. Additionally, there is significant activity in developing computational approaches to simulate materials and processes through molecular or mesoscopic techniques.