On this page you will find the latest news of our imo-imomec 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interesting conversations with dr. Jorne Carolus, prof. dr. Michaël Daenen, prof. dr. Wim Deferme, and prof. dr. Wouter Marchal. Moderated by Ronald Scheer.
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.
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.
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.
August 29th, a historic day for Hasselt University. Aboard the SpaceX-CRS23, the unique diamond quantum magnetometer of the UHasselt student team OSCAR-QUBE flies to the space station ISS to map the magnetic field around the Earth.
Researchers from Hasselt University and imec are building a 13-metre-long test rig of noise barriers with integrated solar cells as part of the EnergyVille collaboration. For a year, they will monitor the energy yield and stability of the panels.