UGent binge-eating bacteria extract energy from sewage
New research shows that sewage contains a source of energy that can be harvested by using hungry bacteria. Researchers from Ghent University discovered how to efficiently extract this energy from the wastewater.
Workshop Electrochemical Techniques on organic coatings April 2017
The European Federation of Corrosion organizes its 10th International Workshop on Application of Electrochemical Techniques on Organic Coatings on April 25-28 2017 @ Billerbeck, Germany.
First Call 2017 for innovation mandates opened
The first call 2017 for innovation mandates at the Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepeneurship (VLAIO) has been opened on November 8th.
Sara Bals is "Laureaat van de Academie"
Prof. Sara Bals, hoogleraar Fysica en hoofd van de onderzoeksgroep EMAT (Electron Microscopy for Materials Research), wordt door de Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België uitgeroepen tot Laureaat van de Academie in de Natuurwetenschappen.
COMP test 5-7 April 2017
The Composite Materials Group of the Department of Materials Engineering, KULeuven, invites you to CompTest2017 in Leuven. This is a 3-day conference, running from Wednesday 5 till Friday 7 April 2017.
self-healing polymers: science-fiction or reality?
The UGent Institute for Continuing Education in Science organizes a lecture for a broad audience regarding self-healing polymers. Lecturer is Prof. Dr. Filip Du Prez from the Polymer Chemistry Research group. The lecture takes place on November 10th, 2016, 19h @ Krijgslaan 281, campus Sterre, S9.
Interreg Call 3
On 22 September 2016, the third Interreg Call has been launched with deadline January 13th, 2017. 43 million€ budget will be divided over 4 domains: Innovation, Energy, Environment and labor market (job mobility). Decision is expected in April 2017.
Flemish PhD Cup
On 29 September 2016, the first Flemish PhD Cup from Canvas was awarded. 8 finalists competed, presenting their work in 3 minutes to the jury. Andy Gijbels (KULeuven) won the PhD Cup with his work on robotics for eye surgery. Second and third place went to Heleen Dewitte and Didier Snoeck.
Doctoral school Functional Coatings
The Flemish Doctoral Schools organize a three-day winter school on “Functional Coatings”, 28-30.11.2016. Contemporary topics in ink and coating chemistry and functional coating engineering are covered by international invited experts in the field and by researchers from the regional universities.
zensor receives EU award
Zensor, a Belgium-based provider of monitoring packages for offshore wind support structures, won the Rising Blue Star of the Year award at the first edition of the Blue Economy Business Awards.