Imo-imomec is a joint research institute of Hasselt University and imec where chemists, physicists and engineers conduct multidisciplinary materials research. We focus on advanced material systems for a sustainable and healthy society. Our core domains are energy conversion, energy storage, sustainable materials, sensors & healthcare materials and quantum technologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The research topics at imo-imomec/imec quantum Science and Technology (QST) division span over different quantum technology domains, with a particular focus on solid-state spin qubits in diamond and other wide-bandgap materials.
The Belgian team has again won the Solar Challenge, the unofficial World Solar Car Championship in Australia. "I am very proud," says professor Bart Vermang of UHasselt, who's research team helped select and laminate the solar cells on the panel of the Belgian car.
New research from the materials chemistry research group at imo-imomec offers, for the first time, insights into how defects occur in conjugated polymers. Polymers are sustainable materials with many potential applications, including use in flexible solar cells, sensors, and smartwatches.
Every year we can count on the support of FWO (Research Foundation - Flanders) to conduct outstanding research. Thanks to this support, the following colleagues will start their Post-Doc from October 2023 onwards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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