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17/01/2019 Phd defense of Laetitia Vlaminck: Triazolinedione building blocks: their sustainable synthesis and macromolecular implementation
15/01/2019 Our group is participating since January to PUreSmart, a 4-year Horizon2020 project entitled "PolyUrethane Recycling towards a Smart Circular Economy"
29/11/2018 EUROSEQUENCES ITN-project leads to another very nice collaborative paper with Hans Börner: sequence really matters for drug design!
20/11/2018 Lecture: Joining RAFT and thiolactone chemistries together with xanthates, Prof. Mathias Destarac, Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, France

UGent Faculty of Sciences decided that Ludwik Leibler will receive the Doctor Honoris Causa degree of Ghent University on March 22, 2019 for his numerous high impact contributions on polymer science


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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.