Combining material science and chemical engineering design for novel and fast optical nanostructured sensors. Ghent University
Due to their high relative surface area, nanofibrous materials obtained via electrospinning have
shown to be ideal candidates for high-quality sensors in many sectors, including environmental
monitoring, food inspection and biomedicine. The key challenges remain (i) the controlled
incorporation of analyte-sensitive dye molecules in the nanofibers via chemical linkage without
leaching upon application and (ii) the ...
Chemical Engineering Immersive Learning KU Leuven
The chemical industry in Europe faces stiff competition as it fights to strengthen its position in the global market place. Europe’s greatest asset is its human capital, but the people working in such a technology-based environment, with the rise of the “smart factories” of Industry 4.0, need to be very well qualified. The situation of yesteryear, where a person could be trained to carry out a job for the whole of his/her career has long ...
Turning skeletal tissue regeneration bottlenecks into chemistry andengineering challenges Ghent University
The present proposal aims to develop novel biocompatible polymers based on hydrogels and
biodegradable copolymers for the regeneration of skeletal connected and overlying tissues. To this end, novel biomaterials will be applied in vitro to characterize them for skeletal tissue regeneration otitis applications. As starting materials to develop hydrogel-based biomaterials, a combination of crosslinkable thiols and acrylates/acrylamides ...
Sustainable chemistry for the synthesis of fine chemicals Ghent University
The chemical industry in Flanders is of major importance at several levels. It provides 10% of all employment in Flanders, is home of
the largest petrochemical cluster in Europe and is the main location of 10 out of the world’s top 20 chemical companies. The
chemical industry stands for more or less 50% of all R&D expenditures in Flanders and for 30% of all industrial investments in
Belgium. Flanders is located at the ...
First-principles 3D reactor design: Large Eddy Simulation and Direct Numerical Simulation with detailed chemistry Ghent University
The rising computational power makes that new innovations are possible of which 5
years ago one could not even dream. This is in particular important for chemical
reactor and reaction engineering where Process Intensification drives researchers to
think outside the box. In the academic as well as the industrial world, innovations are
more and more based on 3D reactor simulations incorporating chemical reactions. ...
InSusChem - Consortium for Integrated Sustainable Chemistry Antwerp. University of Antwerp
Exploring the intrinsic dynamics of rigid Zr-based metal-organic frameworks as a potential route towards complex catalytic transformations including redox chemistry Ghent University
The general objective of this proposal is the exploration of the intrinsic dynamics of the metalligand (M-L) bond in a class of stable Zr-based metal-organic frameworks with the principal aim to tune the materials for complex catalytic transformations including redox chemistry. We intend to develop MOF-scaffolds which may be used in ligand-assisted catalysis for C-H bond activation of aromatic compounds, where the MOF itself takes the ...
The ALTEREGO project aims at overcoming the existing bottlenecks towards implementation of alternative energy technologies for intensified chemical manufacturing. We plan to establish a new hierarchical methodology towards enabling highly efficient chemical syntheses with alternative energy forms through reliable process data collection with advanced analytical tools, robust multiscale modeling and design and development of scalable ...