Name Responsible Activity
"Quantum Solid State Physics (QSP)" "André Vantomme" "* Multilayers and Superlattices : Electrical transport, magnetic, optical and structural properties of superconducting and magnetic artificially layered materials. * High Temperature Superconductors : Structural, electrical and magnetic properties of thin films, multilayers, single crystals and ceramics. * Magnetic Perovs-kites: electrical and magnetic properties, CMR measurements, structural characterization. * Mesoscopic systems : Normal and superconducting electron transport in submicrometer devices. Quantum inference phenomena in metallic nanostructures. * Scanning Probe Microscopy: Surface topography and spectroscopy. Nanometer lithography (STM, AFM, MFM). * Laser-Solid State Interactions & Laser Spectoscopy: Electronic and structural properties of laser beam mixed metal/semiconductor structures. Laser ablation and ion beam sputtering studied by resonant laser photoionisation. Laser spectroscopy and mass spectrometry of metallic clusters. * Surfaces and Interfaces : Statistical mechanical modelling of adsorption, wetting and phase transitions. Computer simulations of mixing phe nomena at interfaces. * Research in strong pulsed fields: Magnetotransport and infrared resonances in semimagnetic and low dimensional semiconductors. Magnetotransport of HTS superconductors, heavy fermions and organic conductors. Construction of pulsed field coils."
Mathematics "Uwe Einmahl" "The department DWIS includes research groups dealing with: - Algebra (ALGB) with research focussed on ring theory, groups and semi-groups; - stochastics (TWIS) - Topology, Algebraic Topology and Approximation theory (AATO)with focus on analytical and categorical topology, on algebraic topology and Approximation theory in Banach spaces. -CAMP (applied mathematics)"
"Institute for Theoretical Physics" "Christian Maes" "In the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Faculty of Sciences at the KU Leuven, the Institute for Theoretical Physics covers various areas of mathematical and theoretical physics, including quantum gravity, cosmology, string theory, biophysics, nonequilibrium physics, statistical mechanics and quantum many-body theory.. Key-words include: Elementary Particle Physics. Quantum field theory and applications Mathematical structure of supergravity, String theories, Collective Phenomena and Statistical Mechanics, Random systems, neural networks, fractals, hydrodynamics, cellular automata, phase transitions in equilibrium and far from equilibrium, Mathematical Physics, Mechanisms for the approach to equilibrium; thermodynamic stability, Bose-Einstein condensation, non-commutative limit theorems; valence bound states; solid state physics models, many-body localization, (pre)thermalization, conformal field theory."
"Institute for Nuclear and Radiation Physics" "Riccardo Raabe" "Nuclear physics:Nuclear spectroscopy of short-lived isotopes using recoil separators at accelerators as GANIL and GSI.Nuclear spectroscopy at the ISOLDE isotope separators on-line at the PS-Booster accelerator in CERN. Nuclear structure and reaction studies using post-accelerated radioactive beams. * Nuclear astrophysics: radioactive ion beams accelerated to stellar energies are used to measure reactions of astrophysical interest.Weak interaction physics: fundamental properties of the weak interaction are tested in nuclear beta-decay at CERN (ISOLDE) and at GANIL, and with ultra-cold neutrons at PSI (Villigen, CH).Nuclear medicine: research into the production of radioisotopes for novel medical applications: hadron therapy and targeted internal radiation therapy.Nuclear solid state physics:Investigation of low dimensional systems (thin films, 2D materials, nanowires, precipitates) – relation between structure and functional properties such as magnetism, ferroelectricity, superconductivity, phonons...Interaction of stable and radioactive ion beams with matter: ion implantation and ion beam analysis (RBS, PIXE, NRA and channeling).Use of the hyperfine interactions between the nuclear moments and the electronic environment of the nucleus – nuclear resonant scattering of synchrotron radiation and conventional Mössbauer spectroscopy.Advancing metrology at (sub)nm scale through fundamental studies of the physics of metrology."
"Physics, Kulak Kortrijk Campus" "Koen Van Den Abeele" "Research topics of this unit:non-linear acousticsmicro-damage diagnosticsdamage localisationmaterials characterisationdamage monitoringconstitutive equationsmodelling wave propagationnonlinear wave spectroscopyanalysis of strong ground motion"
"Theory lab" "Bart CLEUREN" "The research of our group focuses on nonequilibrium statistical physics. We deal mostly with a theoretical foundation for this theory, but also make the connection with applications in physics, biology and nano-technology. We have worked on work and fluctuation theorems (both for classical and quantum systems), microscopic theories for entropy production, thermodynamic efficiency at maximum power, stochastic thermodynamics, Brownian motors and refrigerators, electrochemical and electro-optical nano-devices, knots in macromolecules, non-equilibrium phase transitions and collective behaviour on networks."
"Applied mathematics" "The research topic of our group is the development, analysis and application of numerical methods. Here our main focus is on time-dependent partial differential equations - PDEs, for short. PDEs are of key importance in mathematics and a broad variety of application areas. The mathematical models in present-day science and engineering almost always have multiple underlying variables, leading to PDEs that are multidimensional. In our research, we are actively involved in four application areas: financial mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. In general, solutions to PDEs from applications cannot be expressed in closed analytic form. Accordingly, one resorts to numerical schemes for their approximate solution. The development, analysis and application of such schemes takes a central place in numerical mathematics.In our group, we perform research into two general classes of numerical methods: operator splitting schemes and iterative methods."
"Electrical Engineering Technology (ESAT), Ghent and Aalst Technology Campuses" "Jan Cappelle" "The Technology Cluster of the department of Electrical Engineering is split up in 3 research units:DraMCo: Continuously driven by questions from and contacts with industrial partners, we cover a broad range of research topics in wireless, mobile and embedded communications. The goal is to make new technologies accessible for industrial partners. Technical support, advice, training, networking, etc are part of the core business of our research group. Light & Lighting Lab: The Light&Lighting Laboratory is a research group embedded in the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) of KU Leuven and located on the Ghent Technology Campus. The main research topics are Indoor lighting, Optical design, Appearance & Perception and Metrology. Within each topic, PhD research activities, generating new knowledge, are combined with numerous development projects with lighting companies. The vast measurement infrastructure of the Light&Lighting Laboratory offers a lot of possibilities for product characterization.E&A: The E&A research is situated in the broad domain of electrical engineering and industrial automation. National and international projects has lead to the current expertise in stand-alone hybrid power systems, industrial datacom and reliability, PV metrology, energy measurements and light electric mobility. "
"Department of Materials Science and Engineering" "Materials Science ; Engineering"
"Faculty of Sciences and Bioengineering Sciences" "Faculty of Sciences "