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Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry Research Group


Ghent University
Krijgslaan 281 S4-bis
B-9000 GHENT
Belgium

News:

24/10/2014 One-page Interview in newspaper “De Tijd” about self-healing polymers and coatings
22/10/2014 Ghent University and Dow Benelux B.V. collaborate on developing sustainable coatings
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
02-03/09/2014 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
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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.