Materials and Surface Science & Engineering (MASS)
There is a historical tradition in the field of materials research in Flanders, and in particular metallic materials. The research biotope is unusually versatile and includes several leading actors. Besides! The universities with extensive faculties or departments of materials science (including UGent, VUB) consist of various knowledge institutes such as OGAS, CRM, VITO, SCK and Flamac, which are active in the field of (metallic) material research in Flanders. In addition, oak is a significant industrial activity in the metal production sector with several major companies such as Arcelor-Mittal, Bekaert, Aleris Aluminum, SAPA and Umicore. The VZ \ / 11 Strategic Initiative for Materials (SIM) was also recently established. Applicants of this joint research group are actively embedded in this network of material-related activities.