The aim of the Soft Matter, Rheology and Technology (SMaRT) division is to foster and conduct research on soft matter and the rheology of complex fluids on a fundamental level as well as their application to technical processes. Such complex fluids span a wide range of materials, including polymer solutions, melts and blends, emulsions, colloidal dispersions, surfactant solutions, etc.
A characteristic feature of such complex fluids and ...
Department of Chemistry Ghent University
Department of Applied analytical and physical chemistry Ghent University
Physical and Colloidal Chemistry Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Colloid Chemistry in a nutshell is 'To mix what doesn't mix'. It concerns the study of mixtures of chemically different materials that unmix spontaneously such as water and oil. Some examples of colloidal materials are: aerosols, cement, various composites, dyestuffs, emulsions, foams, foodstuff, ink, paint, paper, pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations, photographic emulsions, etc. The quality and the applicability of these materials is ...
Molecular Imaging and Photonics KU Leuven
Fundamental properties of the electronic excited state and of the use of this basic knowledge in different physical and physicochemical problems . - Intra- and intermolecular interactions in the electronic excited state. - Photochemistry and photophysics of ordered systems such as micelles, inverse micelles and membranes. Stabilization of ordered systems through polymerization. - Adsorption of organic molecules at surfaces and the influence ...
Soft Matter and Biophysics KU Leuven
Absorption characteristics of materials used in building and room acoustics. Airborne and impact sound insulation of buildings and building elements. Noise reduction in buildings and factories. Studies of sound propagation outdoors and traffic noise. Environmental noise impact assessment studies. Thermal conductivity through building and insulating materials. Thermal, thermo-elastic and acoustic properties of anisotropic liquid crystalline ...
NanoHealth and Optical Imaging Group KU Leuven
The lab for NanoHealth and Optical Imaging performs research on the biomedical use of nanomaterials, with the primary focus on cancer research. The main research tracks are: studying the targeted delivery of nanomaterials in tumors, studying the therapeutic use of nanomaterials in cancer, either as a monotherapy or combined with more classical methods such as chemotherapy or immunotherapy.We further focus on developing optical imaging methods ...
Its activities include:
- Analysing and modelling of microstructure and texture evolution during plastic deformation
- Deriving physics-based constitutive laws for their mechanical behaviour
- Developing dedicated characterisation methods for their complex microstructures
- Participating in the development of innovative deformation processes
Division of Soil and Water Management KU Leuven
Characterization of the soil-to-plant transfer of solutes based on formal plantphysiological and soil physicochemical relations. Quantification and process description of the N2O fluxes from soils. Development of terrestrial ecotoxicity tests based on soil microbial activity. Phosphate fixation and phosphate saturation in sandy soils. Dynamics of soil organic matter in improved cropping systems for the tropics. Biological nitrogen fixation in ...