The inorganic and physical chemistry group (IPC) operates within the Institute for Materials Research (IMO-IMOMEC), combining fundamental (UHasselt-IMO) and applied (IMEC-IMOMEC) research in the field of oxide nanomaterials. The IPC group is headed by prof. dr. M.K. Van Bael and prof. dr. A. Hardy, while at the research activities are carried out by PhD students and 1 postdoc researcher. The group has expertise in the solution based synthesis and deposition of metal oxides. They have been involved in many research collaborations with industry in the frame of the synthesis and characterization of inorganic nanomaterials, mainly oxides, for several applications (e.g. Agfa, Arcelor, Custodiam, Nitto, Océ, PANalytical, Umicore, Zweko). Currently they participate in projects from FWO, IWT-SBO, Methusalem, Hercules and EU.