FEA Research Symposium 2017




Welcome to the 17th edition of the FEA Research Symposium! The organizing committee, consisting of researchers of Ghent University’s Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, is thrilled to invite you to an exciting event that is all about exchanging research results across our many disciplines. We invite all OAP members (PhD students, researchers, postdocs …) of our faculty to participate in this edition of the symposium by submitting a demo and/or poster or by participating in one of our inspiring workshops.

This year, 5 workshops are available for our researchers, in which several aspects of everyday work life are discussed in an open and unconstrained environment.

This edition, next to presenting your poster, or by bringing a demo with your poster, posters can be pitched to your colleagues. Two pitch prizes will be awarded! The Ph.D. student winning the pitch contest will be able to enter the TEDx Ghent Ph.D. contest on March 23, 2017. Also, as in previous years, EOS will award a poster with a paper in their magazine! 

After an interesting keynote by Filip Van den Abeele on the 4th Industrial Revolution and the award session, there is a closing reception during which you can enjoy some drinks and finger food and network with your UGent colleagues.

The 17th FEA Research Symposium will be held at Het Pand, Ghent, on Wednesday February 15th 2017. Attendance to the symposium is free of charge, but registration is required for practical reasons (registration is required for both authors and regular attendees).

See you at #FEARS2017!





Registration and sandwiches

12u45 - 13u30

Opening of the symposium – Pitches 
13u30 - 15u30 Workshops

15u30 - 16u45

Coffee and poster sessions 
16u45 - 17u45 Keynote
17u45 - 18u00 Best Paper/Pitch Awards & Closing Speech 
18u00 Reception


Het Pand

Onderbergen 1

9000 Gent


Please register before Wednesday the 8th of February 2017.


The following researchers try to meet your requirements with full enthusiasm:

  • Alexandra Bouriakova
  • Femke De Backere
  • Stijn Derammelaere
  • Simon Houwen
  • Jeroen Lauwaert
  • Femke Ongenae
  • Jonathan Spruytte
  • Bram Vervisch
  • Davood Zeinali

The organization is fully supported by the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Ghent University, represented by:

  • Rik Van de Walle, Dean
  • Luc Dupré, Committee for Scientific Research
  • Filip De Turck and Leen Veldeman, PR-Committee

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We kindly thank our sponsors for their support.

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