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Latest Publications:



15/10/2014 Press release on UGent website about self-healing paper in Advanced Functional Materials
13/10/2014 For the upcoming years, the PCR-team is partner in a European Horizon2020 ITN-project dealing with sequence controlled polymers (EUROSEQUENCES)
05/09/2014 The TAD technology, "new trick with click", is being picked up by USAnews, ScienceDaily and many other (inter)national media
PCR on team building event goes for casino playing and highland games


11/08/2014 Today the first PCR-paper on the use of triazoline diones in polymer research appeared online in Nature Chemistry
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
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Contact Info:

Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry Research Group

Ghent University
Krijgslaan 281 S4-bis
B-9000 GHENT











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.