14.10.2015 - 16.10.2015
Robrecht and Luk's paper entitled “Cooling and Hardening during Injection Molding of Field Joint Coatings for Deep Sea Pipelines”, work performed together with Heerema Marine Contractors, was selected for an invited talk in the focus presentation session "Best Practices in Heat Transfer and Phase Change Simulation Date" at the COMSOL 2015 Conference in Grenoble. Nice job guys!
Gill Scheltjens has successfully defended his PhD thesis on October 12th. Congratulations, Gill!
Nourhan Deyab has successfully defended her PhD thesis on September 28th. Congratulations, Nourhan!
20.09.2015 - 16.10.2015
Dr. Niko Van den Brande and ir. Maxime Defour presented their work concerning polymer/fullerene blends at two international conferences. Polymer/fullerene systems are currently used and studied as active layer of the promising organic solar cells devices.
29.05.2015 - 29.05.2015
IEEE Spectrum puts VUB's self-healing actuators research in the spotlight after the presentation by Seppe Terryn at the ICRA 2015 conference in Seattle.
Niko Van den Brande successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Organic Photovoltaics: development of novel methodologies for the study of phase transformations and charge transfer. Fast scanning chip calorimetry and time-dependent density functional theory" on May 26, 2015. He was awarded the highest honours and received a special mention of the PhD jury who unanimously appreciated the excellent quality of his work, encompassing both state-of-the-art quantum chemical simulations and ultrafast scanning chip nanocalorimetry.
18.05.2015 - 19.05.2015
The 2015 edition of the Annual Meeting of the Belgian Polymer Group will take place from May 18 to May 19, 2015, in Houffalize, Belgium.
Amit Kumar Ghosh has successfully defended his PhD thesis on March 4. Congratulations, Amit.
Welcome to the new website of the Physical Chemistry and Polymer Science group !
Isothermal structure development in submicron P3HT layers studied by fast scanning chip calorimetry
N. Van den Brande, G. Van Assche, B. Van Mele
On Friday November 28th, the yearly meeting of the Thermische Analyse Werkgroep Nederland, will be organised in Beneden Leeuwen, The Netherlands. As the winner of a TAWN travel grant for attending the European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (ESTAC 2014) in Espoo, Finland earlier this year, ir. Joost Brancart will present a lecture titled "Thermomechanical properties of reversible polymer network systems based on Diels-Alder chemistry". These reversible covalent networks are currently used for developing self-healing materials for coating applications and robotics.