PHOSPORE spring school

14 April 2024 - 16 April 2024

This event has already taken place.


The PHOSPORE spring school on porous hybrid materials is organized by a consortium of Belgian research groups collaborating in the EOS project ‘Mastering metal-PHOSphonate properties in PORE-size engineered catalysts for bio-refinery processes’.

During this three-day event, all the involved researchers will present their work, and a selection of 10 internationally recognized experts in catalysis, biorefinery processes, and advanced characterization techniques will present tutorial lectures. The event is aimed at PhD researchers and postdoctoral fellows with a broad interest in synthesis-structure-property relations in complex (catalytic) materials systems, bringing together scientists specializing in metal-phosphonate and MOF chemistry, heterogeneous acid catalysis and the analysis of pore-size engineered structures. The spring school also offers participants a platform to reach out to this interdisciplinary community during a flash presentation session and to discuss the latest advancements in high-end characterization techniques such as solid-state NMR, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, electron microscopy and chemometrics with experts in the field. The spring school program will also include informal networking opportunities in the form of a social activity and a dinner.

The preliminary program of the PHOSPORE spring school can be found here.


An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. In the current workshop, the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview are actively dealt with:

  • academic research competences
    • subject knowledge
    • research methods
  • interpersonal competences
    • networking
    • oral communication
    • presentation skills


For whom?

  • The event is aimed at PhD researchers and postdocs.

When and where?

  • The PHOSPORE spring school will take place on April 14-16, 2024 - 15:00 - 17:00.
  • Location April 14, 2024: VUB (Brussels) - April 15-16: hoek 38 (Brussels)


  • Registration is possible here.
  • The organizers would like to point your attention to the fact that the venue for the program on Sunday April 14 is different from the location where the rest of the program is completed on Monday and Tuesday.
  • The organisers would like to invite all participants to sign up for the flash presentation session (5 minutes), showcasing their research, that will be held on Tuesday.
  • Please cancel your registration at least one week in advance in case you cannot make it (cf. cancellation & no-show policy).

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