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Maxime Defour

In July 2013, I graduated both from ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) as a "Master of Science in Chemical and Materials Engineering" from the international Bruface program.

I have started my PhD in collaboration with Hasselt Universiy (granted by IWT, agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie) the first of January 2014. This PhD, entitled "On the importance of structural disorder and eutectic mixing for organic photovoltaic systems. Development of state diagrams through advanced thermal analysis", relies on the use of advanced thermal analysis (Rapid Heat-Cool Calorimetry) to understand the effects of the eutectic mixing and morphology development on the performance of the active layer in Organic Solar Cells (OSC).

In parallel to my PhD, I have pursued a full complementary master’s in management at Solvay business school in evening courses from which I graduated in july 2016. I was finally conferred the degree of Doctor of engineering science the 18th April 2018.

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