Mixed metal and temperature stress in aquatic environments establishing functional links across different levels of organisation. University of Antwerp
Microorganisms associated to Salix atrocinerea and responses to heavy metal stress: potential application to improve the phytoremediation of contaminated soils Hasselt University
Stress-based fatigue behaviour of metal components produced by Laser Powder Bed Fusion: Influence of process conditions and post processes KU Leuven
The main focus of this PhD research is to develop an improved understanding of the relation between the process conditions used in Selective Laser Melting (SLM) and the fatigue properties of the produced metal parts. This is important since at present the fatigue life of structural metal parts produced by SLM cannot be predicted which is often a limiting factor for further growth of SLM for producing parts in various demanding industries ...
I study the ecological and evolutionary implications of oxidative stress in the water flea Daphnia magna. The project concentrates on UV radiation as model pro-oxidant. I focus on (i) the physiological-mechanistic underpinnings, (ii) the micro-evolutionary changes of vulnerability to UV radiation, (iii) synergistic effects of UV radiation and metal pollution and (iv) resulting eco-evolutionary dynamics with regard to vulnerability to ...
The potential role of willow-associated bacteria in the phytoextraction of metal contaminated soil. Hasselt University
Above- and below-ground microbiome of Brickelia veronicifolia: importance for improving phytoremediation of metal polluted sites Hasselt University
Experimental and Numerical Study on Fretting Fatigue Behaviour of Additively Manufactured Metal Parts KU Leuven
Additive manufacturing (AM) is becoming a game-changing technology withenormous potential impact on the range of available designs, enabling newcomponent capabilities that cannot be realized with any other technology andreducing lead-times, storage and transportation costs. Among different available AM technologies, Selective Laser Melting (SLM) is a powder-bed basedtechnique which is very popular. The successful construction of additively ...
Metal Mixture Toxicity and Defense Mechanism in Zebra fish (Danio rerio) and other Model Species. Hasselt University
Evolutionary ecotoxicology with Daphnia: genomic, transcriptomic and physiological mechanisms of tolerance and adaptation to cadmium and cyanobacterial stress Ghent University
The aim of this research is to mechanistically understand (1) the adaptation to Cd stress in natural North-American Daphnia pulex populations living in metal-contaminated lakes at the genomic, transcriptomic and physiological level, (2) to investigate the cross-tolerance of Cd-adapted populations to cyanobacterial stress, and (3) to validate our findings with a European water flea species, Daphnia magna.