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27/01/2017 Alumni-event will bring together former PhD-students and postdocs. Click here for the program
18/01/2016 Congrats to Wim with his Dr title and acceptance of Nature Communications manuscript in the same hour
15/12/2016 Many congrats to Subrata with his upcoming permanent academic position in IIT Patna
12/12/2016 Congratulations to Andrea for winning the presentation award on the Green Materials conference in London
01/12/2016 Lecture: Control of reactions and network structures of thermosets by supramolecular chemistry, dr. François Tournilhac, ESPCI Paris, France.
21/11/2016 Lecture: From RAFT polymerization to well-defined architectures based on Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride), drs. Marc Guerre, Montpellier, France.
02/11/2016 Want to see a video how we make sequence-defined polymers in an automatic fashion, click here.
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The key objectives of the "Polymer Chemistry Research Group” (PCR) within the Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry in the Faculty of Sciences of Ghent University and part of the UGent Expertise Centre of Macromolecular Chemistry  (CMaC) can be described under the general heading "design, characterization and application of tailor-made, functional polymer structures and polymeric-derived materials".

Three types of research themes can be distinguished:

With our highly interdisciplinary approach, we are targeting novel, often industrially applicable polymer materials, for use in such areas as self-healing polymers, sustainable coatings, vitrimers, informatics, polymeric dispersants, packaging, particle design, recycling and reshaping by a combination of fine control over the polymer chemistry and an in-depth characterization of the materials generated, in conjunction with numerous academic and corporate partners.

The PCR-group is involved in two European projects, one as coordinator, which illustrate its collaborative efforts in different fields, respectively the SUSCOAT project on sustainable functional coatings and the EURO-SEQUENCES project on sequence controlled polymer structures.   

A Business Developer, operating in the fields of our research, is strongly involved in the development of early-stage technologies and the set-up of long-standing interactions with corporate partners.

By its research activities and equipment facilities, the PCR-group has the intention to provide students and researchers with a broad scope of the design and understanding of the properties of polymeric materials.

We hope to welcome you one day to the
beautiful city of Ghent,
home of the spirit of Leo Baekeland.