NOCTURNO -Non-Conventional Wave Propagation for Future Sensing and Actuating Technologies


Implementation period: 01/05/2018 - 30/04/2021

GA number: 788217

Type of Project: Horizon 2020

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Project aim: To provide novel sensing and actuating solutions able to address the burning issues in agriculture today, NOCTURNO will bring together and synergistically advance several highly promising research directions which have been investigated separately in the last decade: wave-matter interactions, plasmonics, complex media and artificial materials, acoustic, electromagnetics, optics, bionanosensing.


About the project: The Project will focus on development of sensors and actuators based on non-conventional propagation of acoustic waves in artificial media, electromagnetic/optical sensors based on metasurfaces, and advanced manufacturing technologies including 3D printing, laser-micromachining technology, and e-beam lithography with the aim to provide practical solutions for the fabrication of novel acoustic and metasurface-based sensors and actuators.



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 788217.