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10/07/2020 Our Advanced Materials paper has been given the green light! Another example of the intriguing photoreactivity of triazolinediones, this time allowing for the fabrication of water-erasable PEG-materials
03/07/2020 Pressure-sensitive adhesives can be greener! Our report on the incorporation of terpenoids into polymers that result in 100% #biobased and waterborne pressure-sensitive adhesives is published in Green Chemistry
09/04/2020 Our group is enthusiastic partner of a European ITN network on vitrimers with strong industrial participation. Vitrimers are picked up everywhere nowadays.
11/03/2020 Phd defense of Stef Vandewalle: Macromolecular functionalization and coupling: from permanent to dynamic linking
11/03/2020 Lecture: Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly, aka PISA, Prof. Guillaume Delaittre, University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany
30/01/2020 Lecture: Carbon dioxide as a renewable feedstock for the preparation of new functional polymers and organic materials, Prof. Christophe Detrembleur, Université de Liège, Belgium
27/01/2020 Phd defense of Niels Van Herck: Towards sustainable dynamic polymer materials - from self-healing to reprocessability
27/01/2020 Lecture: Polymer healing and dynamics: how to characterize?, Prof. Santiago Garcia, Novel Aerospace Materials group, TUDelft, The Netherlands
22/01/2020 Phd defense of Maarten Delahaye: Recyclable polymer networks based on internally catalysed exchange reactions
11/12/2019 For all plastic lovers and haters: look at this for the full 13 minutes! TEDx-talk from prof. Kim Ragaert about plastics
29/10/2019 Check on this YouTube video how the PCR-group contributes to bringing polyurethane thermosets in a circular economy
24/09/2019 Lecture: Polyphosphoesters: degradable and multifunctional alternatives to poly(ethylene glycol), Dr. Frederik Wurm, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany
03/09/2019 Lecture: Fuel-driven formation of molecular materials, Prof. Rienk Eelkema, Delft University, The Netherlands
03/07/2019 Lecture: Machine-assisted synthesis: Programmable synthesis and precision polymers by the push of a button, Prof. Tanja Junkers, Polymer Reaction Design group, Monash University, Australia
27/06/2019 Lecture: From Linear to Circular Plastic Economy: New Trends, Dr. Haritz Sardon, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain
16/05/2019 Next week, part of the PCR-group will meet 120 other participants on the EPF summer school in Italy about "Dynamic and reversible polymer systems", co-organized by our group. We’ll learn a lot about the upcoming generations of vitrimers and other dynamic thermosets
09/05/2019 You can read on the new website about the European funded PUReSmart project how our research group deals with circular plastic economy
21/03/2019 Mini-Symposium in honour of Prof. Dr. Ludwik Leibler who will receive an honorary doctorate from Ghent University On Dies Natalis 2019. Click here for the official announcement
12/02/2019 Phd defense of Steven Martens: Amine-thiolactone-ene conjugation : from polymer modification to sequence-controlled polymers
12/02/2019 Lecture: Misusing Peptide Sequences for Materials Sciences: An entire world in between plastics and proteins, Prof. Dr. Hans Börner, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute of Chemistry, Germany
18/01/2019 Lecture: Isosorbide as a monomer for thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers – Challenges and successes!, Dr. René Saint-Loup, Roquette, France