Welcome at imo-imomec

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.

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Events

05 March 2024

Webinar: Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV): van technologische evolutie tot sectoroverschrijdende revolutie.

11:00 - 12:15 Webinar
13 March 2024

FME talk: From Gutenberg Bible to 4D printing

10:00 - 11:00
16 March 2024 - 21 March 2024

FTI Hasselt: People Making Places

12:00 - 12:00
All events

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.

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Quantum Science & Technology

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.

News

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Innoptus Solar Team wins Solar Challenge for second time

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.

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Research reveals perfect foundation for organic semiconductors in solar cells and smartwatches

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.

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Meet our new postdoctoral researchers

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.

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.

Contact
EnergyVille logo

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.