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21/12/2017 Phd defense of Sophie Lingier: Polycycloacetals from renewable resources
06/12/2017 Phd defense of Kevin De Bruycker: Where small molecules and polymer materials meet: triazolinedione chemistry at the interface
06/12/2017 Lecture: Responsive soft materials made by self-assembly, Prof. Bart-Jan Ravoo, University of Munster, Germany
23/11/2017 Congratulations to both Josh and Hannes for their presentation and poster awards on EPTS2017 in Melbourne
10/11/2017 Lecture: Olefin metathesis: Efficient method for precise synthesis of end-functionalized liner/star conjugated polymers, Prof. Kotohiro Nomura, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
19/09/2017 Congratulations to Chiel Mertens for his "Best Chemistry Student" Dow-award
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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.