News imo-imomec

On this page you will find the latest news of our imo-imomec researchers.

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08 Mar

Hasselt Diamond Workshop 2024 - SBDD XXVIII

The Hasselt Diamond Workshop is a renowned annual gathering for diamond technology researchers globally. Read a short recap of the last edition here.

26 Oct

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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19 Oct

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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02 Oct

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.

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25 Sep

European research grant of €150,000 brings new, cheaper infrared cameras and detectors closer

The research group of Prof. Dr. Koen Vandewal (imo-imomec UHasselt) has received a grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to develop new and cheaper types of infrared detectors and infrared cameras.

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07 Aug

A boost for organic solar cells: New material guidelines promise higher efficiencies

A new large-scale study of ten institutes in Europe and China, including researchers from imo-imomec and EnergyVille, sheds light on the operating principle and optimization of organic solar cells, based on multiple polymeric and molecular light-absorbing materials.

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01 Sep

New captain on board

It must be hard to take over a captain’s duties who never leaves his ship. And that captain is Prof. Dr. Dirk Vanderzande, who for many years has managed to steer the research institute imo-imomec through calm waters and perhaps even turbulent storms. Among other things, in 1988 he was present at the inauguration of the first computer purchased at the research institute. So this man has seen a lot of tides.

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02 Mar

Promising step in perovskite solar cells

Researchers at imo-imomec (imec/UHasselt), within the EnergyVille collaboration, have succeeded in integrating organic building blocks into perovskite solar cells, significantly improving both the thermal and moisture stability of the material.

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05 Jan

PODCAST: imo-imomec professors talk about QRM4.0

Interesting conversations with dr. Jorne Carolus, prof. dr. Michaël Daenen, prof. dr. Wim Deferme, and prof. dr. Wouter Marchal. Moderated by Ronald Scheer.

06 Dec

Prof. Bart Vermang wins KVAB prize in Technical Sciences

Professor Bart Vermang (UHasselt/imec/EnergyVille) receives the prestigious prize 'Laureate in the Class of Technical Sciences' from the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts (KVAB). "This prize is a real team achievement." says Bart Vermang.

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17 Sep

UHasselt's five-story Science Tower officially opened

On 17 September, Hasselt University's Science Tower was officially opened by Flemish Minister Wouter Beke, Limburg Commissioner Tom Vandeput, president of LSM, and Rector Bernard Vanheusden. The Science Tower is the new showpiece for the Science Faculty.

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03 Sep

Magnetometer OSCAR-QUBE installed in space station ISS

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet has installed the diamond-based quantum magnetometer of the UHasselt students in the space station ISS. A few hours later the UHasselt students received the first data about the magnetic field around the Earth.