The Physical Chemistry and Polymer science (FYSC) research group is looking for both early stage researchers (PhD students) and experienced researchers (postdoc) with a passion for materials research.
FYSC is currently looking to hire PhD students on three projects that have recently been granted:
AMSeR: Additive Manufacturing of Self-Healing Robotics
PolyFlam: Polyol based flame retardants and lubricants
SHeRo: Self-Healing Robotics
For more information and applications: firstname.lastname@example.org
27.02.2019 - 27.02.2019
The workshop is aimed for industry professionals, researchers and PhD students. Attendees will gain better understanding on the uses and benefits of most advanced sorption techniques.
Date: Wednesday, 27th Feb 2019
Time: 11:30 – 3:30 (CET)
Venue: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Presenter: Dr. Naima Ali.
For information and registration: https://www.surfacemeasurementsystems.com/vrije/
30.11.2018 - 30.11.2018
The TAWN users meeting 2018 will take place on 30.11.2018
The Dutch Society of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (TAWN) is a society for persons interested in Thermal Analysis and/or Calorimetry. The goal of the society is to assure that the members are well informed about the new developments in the field.
25.10.2018 - 31.12.2018
While browsing the net to get indications of FYSC's exposure, it looked like I found international support for our top-of-the-bill RHC work. Much appreciated!
30.05.2018 - 30.06.2019
The Solvay Award Jury recently announced that dr. Joost Brancart will be the recipient of a Solvay Award 2017 for his PhD entitled "Thermophysical and chemical characterization of Dynamic Covalent Polymer Network Systems: Stimuli-responsive materials for self-healing applications", which he successfully defended in front of the award jury composed of academic and industrial experts.
The award will be presented during the public lectures organised by the international Solvay Institutes of Chemistry and Physics on Sunday October 21st, 2018.
Congratulations Joost !
Thermosets (epoxy, polyurethane, polyester, ...) are characterized by a macromolecular network architecture of high crosslink density and have a glass transition temperature beyond the application temperature. The network formation might be triggered by heat, light, atmospheric plasma. The following aspects are studied: reaction mechanism, cure kinetics and modelling, reaction-induced structure ...
The main objective is to achieve a more profound understanding of the OPV blend nanomorphology-performance relationship by means of the physicochemical characteristics of the active components (solubility, molecular weight, polydispersity, aggregation phenomena, crystallization kinetics, kinetics of phase separation). Unravelling this relationship provides a fundamental toolbox to engineer the ...
Self-healing polymers are smart stimuli-responsive materials eabling to restore properties to avoid damage. As an example, self-healing polymers should undergo mechanical healing in response to an applied stimulus. Such healable polymers and composite materials offer the ability to prolong the functional lifetime of their resulting structures and coatings.
The FYSC research team is contributing to the international progress of thermal analysis for materials' characterization, especially in the field of Modulated Temperature DSC (MTDSC), spatially localised thermal analysis (Micro-TA and Nano-TA), (ultra)fast thermal analysis (Rapid-scanning DSC and Chip Calorimetry) and hyphenated thermal techniques (Rheo-DSC). This work involves the development of ...