prof. dr. Wouter Maes

  • Head of the DSOS research group
  • Full Professor at Hasselt University
  • President of the Chemistry Department
  • Over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles
  • H-index of 45 with over 6600 citations
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Prof. dr. Wouter Maes

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Agoralaan Gebouw D - Wetenschapstoren (F4.17), 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium


Full professor

Wouter Maes was born in 1978 in Neerpelt, Belgium. He obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the KU Leuven (Belgium) in 2005 under the supervision of Prof. W. Dehaen, working on the synthesis and application of dendrimers incorporating porphyrins and other heterocyclic building blocks. After that, he worked as a Postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders within the same group, focusing mainly on porphyrins and related macrocycles, and (hetera)calixarenes.

In November 2009, he was appointed Assistant Professor at Hasselt University (Belgium), where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014, Professor (“Hoogleraar“) in 2018, and Ful Professor ("Gewoon Hoogleraar") in 2021. He is the head of the Design & Synthesis of Organic Semiconductors (DSOS) expertise group, which focuses on the synthesis of novel conjugated (polymer) materials for organic electronics and advanced healthcare.

ResearcherID: A-7575-2009

ORCID: 0000-0001-7883-3393

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