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Chemical Engineering, Kulak Kortrijk Campus


Lifecycle:1 Jul 2013 →  Today
Organisation profile:

Our research team focusses on 2 manin topics:

  1. Development of renewable (nano)materials:
  • Nanocomposites
  • Supercopacitor electrodematerials
  • Functional coatings
  • Self-assembly of cellulose, starch and chitin nanoparticles
  • Aerogels and hydrogels
  • Recycling of polymers (also pertroleum-based)
  1. Interfacial Engineering
  • Compatibilisation of polymers
  • Surface chemistry of cellulose, starch and chitin nanoparticles and macroscopic natural fibers/granules
  • Surface modification of polymers
  • Controlled self-assembly
  • Thermodynamic interactions at surfaces, between nanoparticles, between polymers and all possible combinations
  • Pickering emulsions
  • Nanostructured materials
Keywords:Chemical engineering, Polysaccharides, Surface chemistry, Materials development, Polymers, Renewable materials, Nanomaterials
Disciplines:Inorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry, Theoretical and computational chemistry, Other chemical sciences, Analytical chemistry, Macromolecular and materials chemistry, Ceramic and glass materials, Materials science and engineering, Semiconductor materials, Other materials engineering, Catalysis and reacting systems engineering, Chemical product design and formulation, General chemical and biochemical engineering, Process engineering, Separation and membrane technologies, Transport phenomena, Other (bio)chemical engineering, Polymeric materials