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03/03/2015 Congratulations to Laetitia with her Benelux student award of best master thesis on self-healing coatings, given by the Society of Plastics Engineers
25/02/2015 Since January, the PCR group is part of a European project on sequence controlled polymers
24/02/2015 The 2015 paper on encapsulation of isocyanates in Polymer Chemistry has been selected as ‘Paper of the week
13/02/2015 Lecture: New Routes to Functionalized Polymers, Nanoparticles, and Nanogels, Prof. Dr. Helmut Keul, DWI, Aachen, Germany
30/01/2015 Website "Centre of Macromolecular Chemistry" (CMaC) has been launched
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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.

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.