Co-design Optimization and Predictive Model Control for Power Electronics Converters...

ID: MSCA-19-VanMierlo02


Self-learning algorithms for solar shading systems

ID: MSCA-19-VanMierlo01


Smart integration of V2G into local renewable systems based–smart grid...

ID: MSCA-19-VanMierlo03


MOBI Research Group

MOBI (Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre). MOBI is a leader in electromobility research and socio-economic evaluations for sustainable mobility and logistics. It has an international and multidisciplinary team of 100 specialists. MOBI currently participates in 25 running EU projects.

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Re-use of treated wastewater for irrigation and groundwater recharge: effects on quantity and quality of groundwater

ID: MSCA-19-Huysmans01


Dealing with input, parameter and conceptual uncertainty in groundwater modelling for sustainable groundwater management.

ID: MSCA-19-Huysmans02


HYDR Research Group

The groundwater research lab (HYDR) is located in the department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering and specializes in hydrogeology, groundwater modelling, sustainable groundwater management, groundwater/surface water interaction, geothermal energy and geostatistics. We combine field work, groundwater modelling, model development and geostatistics for assessing groundwater reserves, groundwater recharge, interaction between surface water and groundwater, sustainable groundwater management and potential for shallow geothermal energy.

Our study areas are all over the world with a particular focus on Belgium, Bangladesh and Bolivia.

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Understanding the present and future influence of irrigation on the occurrence of climate extremes

ID: MSCA-19-Thiery01


The Brussels Centre for Urban Studies

The Brussels Centre for Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary research centre at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) that brings together researchers from various disciplines. The Centre aims to increase the visibility of VUB urban research and develops and supports transdisciplinary research projects in the domain of urban studies. The Centre also stimulates networking between the various VUB research groups and of VUB researchers in international and local networks. The research orientation is global, but particular attention is paid to the urban dynamics of Brussels.

In the context of Brussels, the Centre acts as an intermediaryorganisation in two directions: internally by supporting Brussels-focused networks and events co-organised by VUB research groups; and externally by acting as the first point of contact for everyone interested in research on Brussels, such as researchers from other universities, policy makers and civil society actors.

The Centre encourages and supports research on Brussels and in the domain of urban studies and, in doing so, is linked to other complementary initiatives in Brussels: the Brussels Studies Institute (BSI), an interuniversity research platform; and the Brussels University Alliance (BUA), an alliance between the ULB and VUB to develop synergies in education, research, service to society, infrastructure and logistics. The Brussels Centre for Urban Studies also collaborates with equivalent networks at the ULB and USL-B: Laboratoire interdisciplinaire en Ă©tudes urbaines (LIEU)and the Institut de recherches interdisciplinaires sur Bruxelles (IRIB).

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Use of remote actuation in wearable robotics

ID: MSCA-19-LeFeber01


Advanced multi-material interfaces for delivering superior ergonomics on wearable robots

ID: MSCA-19-LeFeber02


Emulation of control algorithms for assistance applied to a human body

ID: MSCA-19-LeFeber03


Gearboxes for Robotics

ID: MSCA-19-Vanderborght01


Innovative elastic and redundant actuation concepts

ID: MSCA-19-Vanderborght02


Control of muscle-like actuators

ID: MSCA-19-Vanderborght03


Novel variable stiffness concepts for robotic grippers

ID: MSCA-19-Vanderborght04


Robotics & MultiBody Mechanics Research Group

The Robotics & MultiBody Mechanics Research Group of the VUB started its activities in 1990. In 1995 they started the research towards walking and hopping machines and the need for soft actuators in legged robots to absorb impact, interact with an unknown environment and energy efficiency. They developed the compliant actuators Pleated Pneumatic Artificial Muscles (PPAM 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0), different versions of the MACCEPA actuator and recently the SPEA actuator, funded by an ERC Starting Grant and initiated the research towards self-healing actuators. They also developed the first ever self-healing soft pneumatic actuator. Appropriate control architectures for soft actuators are designed for improved safety, robustness and energy efficiency. The actuators are implemented on different legged robots like the monopod OLIE, the pneumatic biped Lucy, the MACCEPA powered Veronica and the hopping robot Chobino1D. The research towards legged robots and Variable Stiffness Actuators also lead to the development of safe coworkers/manipulators and prostheses (ankle-foot IPPAM, AMPFOOT 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 and the knee-ankle HEKTA and Cyberlegs prosthesis) and exoskeletons (both rehabilitation and assistance) for the lower limbs like Knexo, Altacro, Biomot and Mirad. The research is performed from fundamental studies, towards application driven research and valorization and is in the Flemish Strategic Research Center Flanders Make for the manufacturing industry.

R&MM is the leader in the BruBOTICS consortium (www.brubotics.eu) combining all robotics related expertise of the VUB together from exact and applied sciences (AI, sensors), physiology, rehabilitation and social/economic studies with more than 100 academic researchers. R&MM has 9 EU projects and 1 ERC grant and counts over 35 researchers.




Design of static or dynamic program analyses, and their application to problems in software engineering

ID: MSCA-19-DeRoover01


SOFT Research group

The Software Languages Lab (SOFT, department of Computer Science DINF, Faculty of Sciences and Bio-Engineering WE, VUB) originates from the 2008 merger of the Programming Technology Lab with the Systems and Software Engineering Lab.

Broadly speaking, SOFT is active in the design, formalisation, implementation and application of new programming languages and new software engineering technologies. This includes inventing, improving and applying state-of-the-art programming technologies, software components, and development toolsto support the software construction process of the future. SOFT aims to cover all aspects of thisdomain varying from foundational research up until industrial applications.

SOFT is headed by professors Wolfgang De Meuter, Coen De Roover, Dominique Devriese, Elisa Gonzalez Boix, and Viviane Jonckers.

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