30.05.2018 - 30.06.2019
The Solvay Award Jury recently announced that dr. Joost Brancart will be the recipient of a Solvay Award 2017 for his PhD entitled "Thermophysical and chemical characterization of Dynamic Covalent Polymer Network Systems: Stimuli-responsive materials for self-healing applications", which he successfully defended in front of the award jury composed of academic and industrial experts.
The award will be presented during the public lectures organised by the international Solvay Institutes of Chemistry and Physics on Sunday October 21st, 2018.
Congratulations Joost !
01.03.2018 - 28.02.2021
In this project, concrete will be crushed into its consituents, (hydrated)cement, sand and coarse aggregates (smaartcrusher technology). The cement wil be regenerated in a microwave furnace. In this way new high added value concrete can be produced from waste concrete. To diminish the use of raw materials, fibre reinforced concrete will be produced with 3-D fibre mats and recycled fractions. This project will be executed in the interreg region 'Flanders-The Netherlands'.
VUB-FYSC is looking for a doctoral student in the area of non-traditional cements. Candidates should have a master degree in chemical or materials Engineering, chemistry, geology or equivalent. The work will be applied and experimental rather than theoretical, but a sound theoretical background is necessary. Knowledge of material characterization techniques (thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, infrared, Vicat, …) is an asset.
One project probably starts on January 2018, another position starts on March 2018.
If interested, please send your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details on the research group can be found on http://www.vub.ac.be/MACH/FYSC/
General information on doing a PhD at the university can be found on http://www.vub.ac.be/en/phd#phd.