ESS Lighthouse - SMART

Structure of Materials in Real Time

SMART is a consortium building on collaboration between 25 researchers across Danish Universities, Danish Industry, the Danish Technological Institute, plus researchers representing the new MAX IV and ESS facilities in Lund.

The First Danish ESS Lighthouse

The purpose of the SMART (Structure of Materials in Real Time) project is to build Danish competencies in use of neutron, synchrotron and free-electron laser facilities to study the atomic structure of functional materials. The SMART Lighthouse is comprised of 25 leading research groups split across 6 Danish universities, the Danish technological institute and Haldor Topsøe A/S. In 2019, 13 of the 14 PhD projects began, where many focus on green technologies, particularly in the field of sustainable energy. SMART is responsible for development of two revolutionary new instruments at the world's most powerful neutron (ESS) and synchrotron (MAX IV) facilities in Lund.

The core research groups consist of 22 post docs, 69 PhD and 43 Masters students, and more information about the Core Researchers and the PhD students supported by their project can be found on the SMART Community page.

Funding for the SMART project is gratefully acknowledged from the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.