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09/05/2019 You can read on the new website about the European funded PUReSmart project how our research group deals with circular plastic economy
21/03/2019 Mini-Symposium in honour of Prof. Dr. Ludwik Leibler who will receive an honorary doctorate from Ghent University On Dies Natalis 2019. Click here for the official announcement
12/02/2019 Phd defense of Steven Martens: Amine-thiolactone-ene conjugation : from polymer modification to sequence-controlled polymers
12/02/2019 Lecture: Misusing Peptide Sequences for Materials Sciences: An entire world in between plastics and proteins, Prof. Dr. Hans Börner, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute of Chemistry, Germany
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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.