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29/10/2019 Check on this YouTube video how the PCR-group contributes to bringing polyurethane thermosets in a circular economy
24/09/2019 Lecture: Polyphosphoesters: degradable and multifunctional alternatives to poly(ethylene glycol), Dr. Frederik Wurm, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany
03/09/2019 Lecture: Fuel-driven formation of molecular materials, Prof. Rienk Eelkema, Delft University, The Netherlands
03/07/2019 Lecture: Machine-assisted synthesis: Programmable synthesis and precision polymers by the push of a button, Prof. Tanja Junkers, Polymer Reaction Design group, Monash University, Australia
27/06/2019 Lecture: From Linear to Circular Plastic Economy: New Trends, Dr. Haritz Sardon, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain
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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.


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