Archieven: Research Themes

TAILORED NANOMATERIALS

TAILORED NANOMATERIALS The nanotechnology revolution essentially consists of the ability to control material features on the nanometer length scale. However, to see the economic impact of these new abilities, the basic science of nanotechnology, particularly in the area’s that lead to practical production of useful products, requires continuous development and improvement. The nanomaterials work group for …

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RECYCLABLE MATERIALS

RECYCLABLE MATERIALS Recycling is a hot topic nowadays. Recycling is a process to change waste into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials and to reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials. Other advantages of recycling are to reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (as a result of incineration of waste) and water pollution …

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PREDICTIVE MODELING AND ADVANCED CHARACTERIZATION

PREDICTIVE MODELING AND ADVANCED CHARACTERIZATION Materials and products  become increasingly more complex. More different materials become available each year, resulting in endless combination possibilities for applications and functionalities. Basic knowledge, based on detailed material characterization, is needed more than ever. Next to this, statistics reveal that implementation of new, innovative materials in the market takes …

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MATERIALS FOR ENERGY & LIGHT

MATERIALS FOR ENERGY & LIGHT Energy generation, storage and use is one of the main challenges for the future of Europe. This is reflected in a number of European initiatives and strategies: Horizon 2020 is the next generation frame program of the European Commission. One of the focus areas of Horizon 2020 is of course Energy. …

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Durable and Sustainable Structural Materials

DURABLE AND SUSTAINABLE STRUCTURAL MATERIALS To define priorities and directions for Flanders in the research theme Durable and Sustainable Structural Materials, a work group was put together with a well-balanced composition of academic and industrial players: Knowledge institutes: KULeuven, Sirris/SLC, UAntwerpen, UGent, VITO and VUB Industry: Agfa, Bekaert, LMS, OCAS, Recticel The following three domains …

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