The SoftComp Network of Excellence aims to establish a knowledge base for the intelligent design of functional and nanoscale soft matter composites. The overriding concern of SoftComp is to overcome the fragmentation in terms of disciplines or materials of this extremely important field for the development of new materials at the interface of non-living and living matter. The Network unites many of the very best European research groups from the traditionally separate soft matter fields. It also connects these academic groups with a sizeable fraction of Europe’s most important partners from industry who deal with such materials.

The SoftComp Network of Excellence does not have a legal personality on its own. Therefore Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH acts as the Network Coordinator as the intermediary to the commission and as the administrator of the network.

Neither the Co-ordinator, nor any of its representatives is entitled to act or to make legally binding declarations on behalf of the Parties to the Network altogether or on behalf of a single Party.

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52428 Jülich

Postal address:
52425 Jülich

Delivery address:
52428 Jülich

Entered in the Commercial Register of the District Court of Düren, Germany: No. HR B 3498
Value Added Tax ID No. in accordance with § 27 a of the German VAT Law (Umsatzsteuergesetz): DE 122624631
Tax No.: 213/5700/0033

Board of Directors:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
Karsten Beneke (Vice-Chairman)
Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt
Prof. Dr. Harald Bolt

Supervisory Board:

Ministerialdirektor Dr. Karl Eugen Huthmacher

Responsible in the sense of § 55, 2nd paragraph of Rundfunkstaatsvertrag (German Interstate Treaty on Broadcasting):

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Gompper
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Institute of Complex Systems (ICS-3)
52428 Jülich


Dr. Flavio Carsughi
SoftComp Project Manager

Forschungszentrum Jülich
JCNS Outstation
Lichtenbergstrasse 1
85748 Garching

Tel.: + 49 (0)89 289-10703
Fax: + 49 (0)89 289-10799



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