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Prof. Hubert Rahier

Prof. dr. ir. Hubert Rahier received his PhD (on geopolymers) from the VUB in 1995. In 2001 he became full-time lecturer, offering courses on sustainability, inorganic chemistry and ceramics. His main research activities include non-traditional cements (alkali-activation, inorganic polymers, geopolymers, phosphate cements), electrospun nanofibres (in collaboration with prof. K. De Clerck, UGhent), hybrid materials such as nanocomposites, production of nanoparticles, and self healing of polymers and concrete. Recently he got involved in a project concerning photo-electrochemical water splitting. The idea is to produce an anode that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen, using sunlight.