Advanced Materials

Testing the mechanical performance of polymersThe challenges facing today's society often require advanced materials sciences and nanotechnologies to create new materials with unique properties. Ghent University's chemical expertise in the field of advanced materials has been bundled into 3 technology platforms.

  • Technology platform 1: Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry - efficient synthesis, characterization and application of functional organic polymers, novel organic building blocks and derived materials. Our researchers develop new and more efficient synthesis strategies to create polymer materials.
  • Technology platform 2: Inorganic Chemistry - synthesis and characterisation of ceramic coatings, nano particles and bulk materials; colloidal nano crystals and application of their physical properties; mesoporous materials.
  • Technology platform 3: Analytical Chemistry, Structural Determination & Materials Characterisation - unique characterisation infrastructure in Flanders from a molecular, structural and materials standpoint.

Clusters of expertise

Biorefine Cluster Europe
CMaC
COMOC
CPMT
Ecochem
LCT
NMR structural analysis unit
Organic Synthesis
PaInT
PCR
SCRIPTS
XStruct