CONSENS consortium is composed of 4 institutions: 

  • POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country (EHU),
  • Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad,
  • Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy,
  • Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF).

POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country (EHU)

Following our motto ‘Give and spread knowledge’, the University of the Basque Country is an integrating institution willing to produce knowledge, experience and research in order to forward them to the general public. Our courses catalogue consists of 67 Bachelor´s Degrees in all fields of knowledge. At postgraduate level, we
offer 103 official master programmes, 44 professional & expert diplomas and 71 PhD programmes. EHU is teaching and research institution officially founded in 1980. The university employs over 7.500 people in 31 faculties and schools distributed in three different campuses, with more than 57.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The UPV/EHU offers the highest number of doctorate programmes of all Spanish universities, one third of which have received a mention of excellence from the Spanish Ministry of Education. The UPV/EHU has been recognised as an International Research Campus of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN), and in 2021 was awarded the HRS4R award by the European Commission for human resources excellence in research. POLYMAT at EHU in San Sebastian, is an internationally reputed university research Institute for Polymer Materials. POLYMAT includes 21 Assistant, Associate and Full Professors and more than 50 PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Within POLYMAT, the Polymerization Processes Group (PPG) is composed of 6 academic staff, 4 postdocs, and 25 PhD
students with world-class reputation for the synthesis, characterization and modelling of high performance waterborne polymer dispersions. This is an international research team that in the last years has hosted Ph.D. students and postdocs from 15 countries. POLYMAT laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art computer controlled reactors for polymerizations reactions, fully automated microwave reactor. Techniques for the full characterization of the polymers (PSD, copolymer composition, polymer architecture, surface functionality, morphology, Tg) are available: TEM, AFM, SEM, 1H and 13C NMRs, MALDI TOF, AsAAAF, DSC, FTIR, QELS, Disc Centrifuge, CHDF,
GPCs, ultracentrifuge, surface tensiometers, contact angle measurement. Additionally, there are equipment for determination of tensile strength of the polymers, their adhesiveness, viscoelastic properties (DMTA) and moduli; UV chamber for initiation of reactions and study of aging and UV protection of the coatings. 

More detailed information can be found: and
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Radmila Tomovska, email:

Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad (UNS)

The Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad (UNS), Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Republic of Serbia is a vibrant research and educational institution with around 530 researchers and long-lasting experience in international cooperation and international projects. With over 14000 students and 1000 employees, covering the area of over 35500 m 2 divided into 9 buildings, the faculty ranks among the largest and most developed faculties in the region. The institution possesses a high quality of human, material and organizational capacity. The faculty is the first to certify its quality management systems according to the international standards EN ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2009 and OHSAS 18001:2007. Since the 1970’s, the Faculty of Technical Sciences has curved out international reputations as a leading research organization in the Western Balkan region, producing some notable results in the field of electronics, sensors and microfluidics. With a compound income of more than 42 million EUR in 2021, and an average yearly growth of 25%, its more than 2500 workforce selected among the best former students of the faculty contribute significantly to the economic perspective of the city of Novi Sad and wider region. Equipment for sensors fabrication: Screen printer, Ink jet printer, Embroidery machine; Equipment for sensors testing and characterization: Vector Network Analysers, Impedance Analysers, Nanoindenter, Instron stretch test instrument, Hall effect measurement system, Potenstiotat, SEM, AFM, Profilometer. 

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Goran Stojanovic, web page:, email:

Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy (FTM)

Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy (FTM) within the University
“Ss Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje, was founded in 1959 with the main goal of
advancing scientific knowledge in the field of technology, metallurgy, chemical engineering and material science through the technical education, research, practical training of engineers and scientists, postgraduate studies and application. Research teams from FTM had successfully completed several FP6 projects, EUREKA, UNESCO and NATO projects. FTM consists of 6 Departments, with over 100 employees and 30 postgraduate students (each year). Within FTM, the DEPARTMENT OF POLYMER MATERIALS itself counts with 7 professors and 10 researchers, currently involved in more than ten R&D projects on subjects that range from tailoring of polymer
interfaces to plastic materials, synthesis of new polymers and compatibilizers, development of new composite materials, nanocomposites, biodegradable polymers and nanocomposites, recycling and re-use of polymer-plastic wastes, polymer blends, laser ablation of polymers, electro-conductive polymers and rheology of polymers. The Polymer Department has also established cooperation with industrial and SME partners in Macedonia. The laboratories ofFTM are equipped, amongst others,
with X-ray diffraction unit (wide angle), Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Thermogravimetric Analyser, Dynamo-Mechanical and Thermal analyser, Optical microscopes, bending tester, FTIR, High pressure-liquid chromatography and inverse gas chromatography device, Impedance meter, Fluoroscence spectrometer.

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Jadranka Blazevska-Gilev, email:

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

The Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF) is a Technical University focused on four research profile lines (Geo, Material, Energy and Environment). The Institute for Electronic and Sensor Materials (IESM) focuses on the development of high-tech materials for advanced applications in the field of electronics and sensing. Currently, the Head Prof. Dr. Yvonne Joseph leads an interdisciplinary (organic and inorganic chemists, physicists, chemical and electrical engineers as well as engineers of materials science), international and, gender equally team (3 professors, 6 postdocs, 11 PhD students, 7 technicians, 5 master students, 1 secretary). The institute is dedicated to the scientific education in the master programme “Electronics and Sensor Materials” and in the diploma programme “Nanotechnology”. It supports as well other degree programs of the TUBAF (e.g. “Applied Natural Science” and “Materials Science”). The IESM consists of 1800m 2 lab and office area (chemical and physical labs) and in a 400 m 2 clean room (class 100-10000). The institute is equipped with various instruments for synthesis and materials preparation (e.g. hoods, Schlenk lines, rotoevaporator, spin-coater, drop coater, Langmuir trough, oven, freeze and critical dryer, plasma etching system), characterisation (e.g light microscopes, UV/Vis, IR, DLS, BET, AFM, 4-point-probe setups (electrical characterisation), QCM and contact angle measurement) and has access to electron microscopes (SEM and TEM) as well as to XRD and XPS/UPS instruments. Furthermore it has sensor test equipment for single gas tests, for testing gas mixtures as well as for sensor tests in liquids. The clean room is equipped with all standard instruments needed for CMOS processes (e.g. cleaning, etching, Lithography PVD, CVD, and ALD). Additionally, large mechanical and electrical workshops are available. More information can be found under:

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Yvonne Joseph, email: