About imo-imomec

Imo-imomec brings together chemists, physicists and engineers to conduct multidisciplinary materials research. This with a focus on advanced material systems for a sustainable and healthy society. Our core domains: energy conversion, energy storage, sustainable materials, sensors & healthcare materials, and quantum technologies.

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Research domains

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Energy conversion

Photovoltaics (PV) is a widely known technology enabling the transition to a sustainable energy system. To ensure efficiency and reliability, imo-imomec investigates new materials and concepts for PV cell and module technology.

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Energy storage

Electrical storage has a key role to play in the energy transition. Not only to bridge the mismatch between power generation and power consumption of renewable energy, but also to improve electricity transmission.

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Sustainable materials

Sustainable materials form the backbone for a transition towards a sustainable and healthy society. We focus on organic optoelectronics, biodegradability, coating technologies, and valorization schemes for biomass.

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Sensors & healthcare materials

Sensors & healthcare materials focusses on sensor development for applications in different sectors, e.g. healthcare application, and addresses functional materials towards nanomedicine and tissue engineering applications.

News

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PODCAST: imo-imomec professors talk about QRM4.0

05 January 2022
Bartvermang Energy conversion

Prof. Bart Vermang wins KVAB prize in Technical Sciences

06 December 2021
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UHasselt's five-story Science Tower officially opened

17 September 2021
Oscar Cube ISS Quantum technologies

Magnetometer OSCAR-QUBE installed in space station ISS

03 September 2021
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Diamond quantum magneto-meter on its way to the ISS

30 August 2021
Blokbeeld Michael Daenen Energy conversion

Noise barriers with solar panels show great energy potential

20 November 2020

How to collaborate with imo-imomec?

  • Joint research projects: research and development in close cooperation, financed by a third party (e.g. FWO, VLAIO, Horizon Europe, EFRO)
  • Technology/knowledge transfer: you can strengthen your market position through licensing and access to our existing technologies and expertise
  • Partnership: you can cooperate with imo-imomec and use our technology (possibly) in combination with your own technology to set up a new company
  • Scientific services: imo-imomec has over 30 years of expertise in applied and contract research in collaboration with industry
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Scientific services

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Analytical chemistry

Our chemistry lab is equipped with a variety of state-of-the-art research infrastructure. For scientific services we focus on: stability, coatings, chemical composition, environmental analysis, and polymer characterisation.

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Analytical microscopy

Our microscopy lab is equipped with a variety of state-of-the-art research infrastructure. For scientific services we focus on: TEM-EDX, SEM-EDX-EBSD, X-ray diffraction, micro focus X-ray imaging, and SAM.

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Materials & packaging

Our materials & packaging lab is equipped with a variety of state-of-the-art research infrastructure. For scientific services we focus on: gas permeability, conditioning & accelerated aging, transport simulation, and much more.

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Device engineering & physics

Our device physics lab is equipped with a variety of state-of-the-art research infrastructure. For scientific services we focus on: functional printing, PV & battery systems, modelling, and electric & thermal characterisation.

Partnerships

Since the foundation of imo-imomec, (inter)national partnerships have always been treated as a priority to support and valorize our research and service activities.

Would you like to discuss a new opportunity or get in touch with one of our partners? Do not hesitate to contact us.

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EnergyVille, a research collaboration in the fields of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems.

EnergyVille, a research collaboration in the fields of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems.

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Solliance, a research collaboration in the field of the newest generation of solar cells.

Catalisti, the spearhead cluster for the chemical and plastics industry in Flanders.

Catalisti, the spearhead cluster for the chemical and plastics industry in Flanders.

Catalisti, the spearhead cluster for the chemical and plastics industry in Flanders.

SIM, the spearhead cluster for the materials industry in Flanders.

Flux50, the spearhead cluster for the smart energy industry in Flanders.

Flux50, the spearhead cluster for the smart energy industry in Flanders.