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-imomec (before IMO), based at the Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek and Genk (EnergyVille) 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.”

More than 200 FTE are currently 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. 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. Marlies Van Bael
Director imo-imomec

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

imo-imomec in numbers

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imo-imomec labs

Materials physics & engineering

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Wetenschapspark 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium


Energieville II 03
Thor Park 8320, 3600 Genk, Belgium

Materials chemistry

Wetenschapstoren 27
Agoralaan Gebouw F, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium

Packaging technology

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 is the 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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Dr. Lieve De Doncker

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Innovation manager

Dr. Steven Van Hoof

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Innovation manager

Jobs @UHasselt

Today's university is curious about every talent. Yours too. We cherish this talent and want to let it grow every day. Would you also like to become a face of our university? Then be sure to browse the range of vacancies below. This list is regularly updated, so come and have a look again soon!

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