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.
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.
More then 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
Prof. dr. Marc D'Olieslaeger
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.