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02/09/2015 Lecture: Recent developments in silicone elastomers: chemistry serving materials, Dr. François Ganachaud, CNRS Director, INSA Lyon, France
19/05/2015 Frank won the poster award and Wim the presentation award @ BPG 2015
08/05/2015 Phd defense of Xander Hillewaere: "Thiol-based chemistries for extrinsic self-healing thermosets"
22/04/2015 Congratulations to Xander for his review in Progress in Polymer Science about chemistries for self-healing thermosets
03/03/2015 Congratulations to Laetitia with her Benelux student award of best master thesis on self-healing coatings, given by the Society of Plastics Engineers
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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.