The development of biomaterials for adipose regeneration has gained increasing attention as a result of the exponential growth of adipose tissue reconstructions performed in health care. In addition to cosmetic considerations, these reconstructions are also attempted for women undergoing lumpectomies after breast cancer treatment, which is highly relevant as breast cancer is the most prominent cancer striking women worldwide. Recently, an ...
Transition metal dichalcogenides as unique 2D platform for collective quantum behavior. University of Antwerp
Cells, as functional units of any living tissue, are considered as the building blocks of life. They constantly generate, sustain, and respond to mechanical forces when interacting with their microenvironment, during tissue development and wounding healing. Of fundamental importance in the field is the ability to quantify biomechanics at single cell level. Acoustic waves travel through different materials at specific sound velocities and ...
Understanding the relationships between liquid crystalline behavior, morphology and the resulting properties of liquid crystalline polymer-graphene oxide composites KU Leuven
Ever since the discovery of the fascinating liquid crystalline phenomenon, its occurrence in optoelectronic applications continues to rise. However, the biggest challenge lies in developing liquid crystals (LCs) with outstanding material properties. This research project uniquely aims to combine the excellent electrical properties of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanoplatelets with the superior optical and mechanical properties of liquid ...
Spectroscopic identification of defects in materials for perovskite-based hybrid solar cells. University of Antwerp
SUPramolecular control of electronic propERties of a GRAphene platform for personalized Medicine (SUPERGRAM) Ghent University
This project aims at developing a highly sensitive sensing platform for early detection of sepsis. To
push the boundaries of sensitivity towards recognition of single biomarker binding events, noncovalent
supramolecular modification of a graphene sensing platform with aaptamer receptors will
be developed. The perfection of graphene minimizes background noise while non-covalent
modification is required to not disturb ...
Three-dimensional atomic modelling of functional nanocrystalline structures from a single viewing direction. University of Antwerp
Diamond NV color center spin resonance magnetometers: from fundamentals to advanced operation principles. Hasselt University
Fractionation and purification of lignin fraction in a bio-refinery: Membrane-approaches as an economic and environmental alternative to classic separation techniques KU Leuven
This study aims at recovering valuable compounds from lignocellulosic waste by fractionation of constituents such as lignin and hemicellulose, using a membrane-derived strategy. Two approaches will be integrated to enhance the fractionation potential: Diafiltration; and the use of membrane cascades. Both techniques will be compared with single stage membrane separation. Furthermore, the fractionation potential will be explored after ...