Scientific services

In addition to fundamental and strategic basic research, imo-imomec also offers scientific services in collaboration with the industry. For these scientific services imo-imomec focusses on four pillars: analytical chemistry, analytical microscopy, device engineering & physics, and packaging materials.

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Meet our service unit

The Institute for Materials Research (imo-imomec), based at the Hasselt University campus in Diepenbeek, has built a vast expertise in the field of materials science. Since its foundation in 1990, the institute has placed a particular focus on cooperation with (local) businesses to improve their products and activities. Anno 2022, imo-imomec can rely on more than 5000 m2 of state-of-the-art lab infrastructure, divided over four different locations.

Our team is strongly multidisciplinary: chemists (ACC), physicists (AMS), and engineers (EMAP & MPR&S) are working together to support companies with their (R&D) challenges. Therefore, our experts can assist you in a wide range of research domains: feasibility study, product development, production optimization, quality control, failure analysis, and packaging & transportation. More information on our scientific servicing activities and key laboratory equipment can be found below. Does your problem not fit into one of the areas mentioned or do you have a specific question? Our business developer will be happy to help you.

ACC

Analytical chemistry

Our chemistry lab is equipped with a variety of state-of-the-art research infrastructure. For scientific services we focus on: stability, coatings, chemical composition, environmental analysis, and polymer characterisation.

AMS

Analytical microscopy

Our microscopy lab is equipped with a variety of state-of-the-art research infrastructure. For scientific services we focus on: TEM-EDX, SEM-EDX-EBSD, X-ray diffraction, micro focus X-ray imaging, and SAM.

MPRS

Materials & packaging

Our materials & packaging lab is equipped with a variety of state-of-the-art research infrastructure. For scientific services we focus on: gas permeability, conditioning & accelerated aging, transport simulation, and much more.

EMAP

Device engineering & physics

Our device physics lab is equipped with a variety of state-of-the-art research infrastructure. For scientific services we focus on: functional printing, PV & battery systems, modelling, and electric & thermal characterisation.

Contact

Dr. Lieve De Doncker

dr. Lieve De Doncker
Location

Wetenschapspark 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium

Function
Business Developer

imo-imomec

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Location

Wetenschapspark 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium

Function
Research institute
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