In 2007 the Foundation established “The Rare Metal Research Fellowship", which was intended for young researchers at the start of their career and advanced young researchers who want to continue their work in the field of rare metals. Various projects have been launched in the time of 2007 to 2012 like
"Superplasticity in Thin Films" : this research project is carried out by Dr. Noble C. Woo, a scientist with MS and PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Cornell University, NY, and B.S. in Physics from University of California-San Diego, CA, USA. The project is conducted at the Laboratory for Nanometallurgy at the ETH Zurich and supervised by Prof. Dr. Ralph Spolenak.
"Oxygen Transport in La2CoO4 and Nd2NiO4 perovskites" : the research project is carried out by Dr. Paul Schefer, Laboratory for Neutron Scattering ETH Zurich and Paul Scherrer Institute and Loic Le Dreau (MS at University of Rennes), at the Paul Scherrer Institute in close collaboration with Professor Werner Paulus from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Rennes France.
"(Ni, Ti)-Al-Ge alloys for brazing of advanced aluminides" : Dr.Liliana Isabel Duarte studied at the Porto University (Portugal) and got her M.Sc., Materials Engineering with a thesis on solid state diffusion bonding of g-TiAl intermetallics. She received her PhD in November 2009 at ETH Zürich and EMPA Dübendorf. She will start soon with her project in the research group of Dr. Christian Leinenbach at the Laboratory of Joining and Interface Technology at EMPA Dübendorf.
"Hybrid materials of titanium oxide hydrates and polymers with a view to optical applications" : Dr. Manuela Russo graduated at the University of London, Centre for Materials Research, Queen Mary and received her PhD in summer 2009, while she obtained her Masters degree in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy. The research project at the ETH Zürich, Polymertechnology in the group of Prof. Dr. Walter Caseri will start in January 2010.