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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A word from our management

The Institute for Materials Research (IMO), based at the Hasselt University campus in Diepenbeek, has built a vast expertise in the field of materials science since its foundation in 1990. In 2001, a strategic alliance was established with imec, based in Leuven. Imec founded IMOMEC, an associated laboratory within the premises of IMO. As such, imo-imomec is a joint research institute where fundamental research, strategic basic research, and application-oriented research is conducted. In 2015, UHasselt/imo-imomec joined EnergyVille in Genk to carry out its energy-related research.

“Imo-imomec brings chemists, physicists and engineers together to perform multidisciplinary materials research.”

About 160 FTE are employed at imo-imomec, of which about 80 students are preparing their PhD. The team is strongly multidisciplinary: chemists, physicists, and engineers are working together to develop the material systems of tomorrow. Anno 2022, imo-imomec can rely on more than 5000 m2 of state-of-the-art lab infrastructure, divided over four different locations.

The core competence of imo-imomec is the development and characterization of new material systems with potential use in sustainability and health. In the domain of sustainability, imo-imomec focusses on energy conversion, energy storage, and sustainable materials. In the domain of health the focus of the research programs relates to the development of advanced technologies for sensing via dedicated analytical techniques and systems for sensing based on quantum technologies.

More information on our research domains, scientific services, and how to collaborate with us can be found on this website.

Prof. dr. Dirk Vanderzande
Director imo-imomec

Prof. dr. Marc D'Olieslaeger
Vice-director imo-imomec

imo-imomec in numbers

Researchers
Yearly publications
Yearly patents
Yearly PhD's

Organisation

Chemistry

Physics

Engineering Technology

ACC

Prof. dr. Wouter Marchal
Prof. dr. ir. Dries Vandamme
Dr. Annelies Sels

AMS

Prof. dr. Jan D'Haen
Prof. dr. Ward De Ceuninck

BDE

Prof. dr. ir. Ronald Thoelen

AFP

Prof. dr. Louis Pitet

EMINT

Prof. dr. Frank Uwe Renner

EE

Prof. dr. ir. Momo Safari

BDG

Prof. dr. Wanda Geudens
Prof. dr. Peter Adriaensen
Prof. dr. Geert-Jan Graulus

NSI

Prof. dr. Antitha Ethirajan

FME

Prof. dr. ir. Wim Deferme

DESINe

Prof. dr. Marlies Van Bael
Prof. dr. An Hardy

NSP

Prof. dr. Hans-gerd Boyen

MPR&S

Prof. dr. Roos Peeters
Prof. dr. ir. Mieke Buntinx

DSOS

Prof. dr. Wouter Maes
Dr. Laurence Lutsen

OOE

Prof. dr. ir. Koen Vandewal

PVtech

Prof. dr. Bart Vermang
Prof. dr. Ivan Gordon
Prof. dr. ir. Michaël Daenen
Dr. Loïc Tous
Dr. Tom Aernouts

HyMaD

Prof. dr. Dirk Vanderzande
Dr. Laurence Lutsen

Qphot

Prof. dr. Milos Nesladek

NMR

Prof. dr. Peter Adriaensens

WBGM

Prof. dr. Ken Haenen
Dr. Paulius Pobedinskas

imo-imomec labs

Materials physics & engineering

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Location
Wetenschapspark 1,3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium

EnergyVille

Energieville II 03
Location
Thor Park 8320, 3600 Genk, Belgium

Materials chemistry

Wetenschapstoren 27
Location
Agoralaan Gebouw F, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium

Packaging technology

Technologiecentrum
Location
Wetenschapspark 27, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium

MRS/E-MRS University Chapter

Approved and founded in the Fall of 2015 under auspices of MRS and E-MRS University chapter program, the Chapter of Hasselt University prides itself as first ever chapter in the BENELUX region (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) and is currently ranked as the second chapter within the European Union.

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Contact

Dr. Lieve De Doncker

dr. Lieve De Doncker
Function
Business Developer Projects

dr. Jorne Carolus

Jornecarolus
Function
Business Developer Services