Laureates FWO excellence awards
The Board of Directors of FWO has announced the five laureates of the FWO Excellence Awards. Every 5 years, an international jury awards five leading scientisist for their research career. The awards are considered the "Flemish Nobel prizes".
Yves Van Ingelgem (VUB) MIT Innovator of the Year
Yves Van Ingelgem (VUB) has been proclaimed "Innovator of the Year" by the prestigious MIT Technology Review.
EIT Raw Materials seeks CLC manager in Leuven
The Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) "Raw Materials" is looking for a Co-Location Centre manager in Leuven.
Belgian Universities ranking high
14 Belgian university degrees are ranked within the top 50 of their field in the QS World University Rankings. KULeuven has 8 degrees in the top 50, UGent and UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain) both have three degrees in the top 50.
Self-Healing materials in the spotlight
Self-healing materials appear more and more in media. Here are some links to movies and publications on self-healing concrete and polymers.
Prof. Terryn in Scientific Advisory Board Max Planck Institute
Prof. Herman Terryn (VUB) will serve for six year as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute (MPEI) in Germany.
UAntwerpen Backstage 17.03.2015
Antwerp Smart Regio Link (Antwerp.SRL) presents a unique opportunity to go backstage at UAntwerpen on March 17, 2015, to visit innovative laboratories and listen to the breakthrough research of top scientists.
VUB-SURF workshop NAP-XPS 20.03.2015
VUB-SURF organizes a Near Ambient Pressure XPS workshop on 20.03.2015. Near Ambient Pressure X-ray Photo electron Spectroscopy enables the understanding of processes, surface activity of materials, adsorption, catalysis, nanomaterials etc. under in-situ conditions on a molecular level.
Interview poster award 2014
Net als in 2013 zijn we ook in 2014 gaan praten met de winnaar van de SIM User Forum poster award. Een winnares in dit geval, Jana Faes, en prof. Joris Degrieck, co-promotor van haar doctoraatsonderzoek samen met prof. Wim Van Paepegem, aan de vakgroep Toegepaste Materiaalwetenschappen van UGent.
Lightweight materials: needs at Flemish OEM's
The following report has been compiled by SIM after consultation with a number of Flemish OEM’s: “Lightweight materials (composites). Needs at Flemish OEM’s”.The document describes the specific needs and requests with respect to the use of composites by the consulted companies.