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19/05/2014 PCR-group co-organizes the Belgian Polymer Group meeting (240 participants); Congratulations to Kevin, Rémy and Steven for their BPG awards!
11/04/2014 Lecture: Nanomaterials based on cellulose nanowhiskers, Prof. Dr. Wim Thielemans, KU Leuven, Kortrijk Campus, Belgium
25/03/2014

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30/01/2014 Read the interview (in Dutch) with Xander and Filip about the SIM-award on self-healing polymer materials
22/01/2014 Lecture: Recent Advances in the controlled radical (co)Polymerization of fluoroalkenes, Prof. dr. Bruno Ameduri, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, France
18/11/2013 PCR goes on Youtube with movie on self-healing epoxy materials
21/10/2013 Xander has won a national award (SIM) with his research on self-healing epoxy resins
21/10/2013 PCR will higlight its self-healing research activities on the User Forum of the Strategic Initiative Materials (SIM-Flanders)
18/10/2013 Lecture: Enzymatic catalysis in polymer chemistry, Prof. Katja Loos, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
30/09/2013 First paper on sequence controlled polymers in the PCR group has been accepted by Angewandte Chemie
27/09/2013 Lecture: Filling the Innovation Pipeline ! Various Approaches from Evonik in Polymer Chemistry, Dr. Friedrich Georg Schmidt, Evonik Industries, Germany
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Contact Info:

Department of Organic Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry Research Group


Ghent University
Krijgslaan 281 S4-bis
B-9000 GHENT
Belgium

Ingrid Denaene (Secr.)
(+32)9264 4489
(+32)9 2644972 (fax)
Prof. Dr. Filip Du Prez (Head of group)
(+32)9264 4503
Dr. Bart Hommez (Technology)
(+32)9264 9603

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The key objectives of the "Polymer Chemistry Research Group” (PCR) within the Department of Organic Chemistry in the Faculty of Sciences of Ghent University 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 projects can be distinguished:

With our highly interdisciplinary approach, we are targeting novel polymer materials, for use in such areas as nanoscience and certain industrial applications 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 Technology 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.