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22/11/2020 First ever digital Day of Science in our department!
26/08/2020 Our themed collection with 16 manuscripts in Polymer Chemistry on Chemistry for Covalent Adaptable Networks, in collaboration with Christopher Bowman and Julia Kalow is now online!
19/08/2020 You might have thought that having one neighbour is helpful, but check out our latest Hot Article Polymer Chemistry demonstrating that two is even better, especially when considering the stress-relaxation of covalent adaptable networks
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