November 2015: The group welcomes David Salinas as post-doc researcher in the framework of the BeIPD-COFUND European program.
October 2015: Congratulations to Nathalie Job for receiving the triennial Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Belgium)
October 2015: Pierre-Yves Olu successfuly defended his PhD thesis, on the study of Direct Borohydride Fuel Cells anodes. The thesis was realized in collaboration with the INP-Grenoble (LEPMI) in the frameworks of the IDS-FunMat European program. You can read a summary of Pierre-Yves' work here and download the complete thesis here.
January 2015: Congratulations to Charline Malengreaux for her receiving the 2014 SCIBB prize! This is a 4000 EUR prize awarded every two years by the FNRS to a PhD thesis in the field of Industrial Chemistry.
November 2014: Technical paper on a measurement cell for synchrotron in situ measurements in supercritical CO2 published in Review of Scientific Intruments, jointly with the Dutch-Belgian beamline (BM26) of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF).
October 2014: A new project has begun. HYLIFE, financed by the Walloon Region,
deals with the development of PEM fuel cells materials.
September 2014: New article about TiO2/carbon photocatalysts published in Journal of Materials Science and Technology, in collaboration with the University of Sfax.
September 2014: New article about Ni-Cu/SiO2 supported catalysts published in Microporous and Mesoporous Materials.
June 2014: New article on the electrooxidation of NaBH4 in alkaline medium on Pt nanoparticles, in collaboration with LEPMI laboratory of the INP-Grenoble.
June 2014: New article published on the structure of amylose-lipid complexes studied by synchrotron small-angle x-ray scattering, in collaboration with the KULeuven.
June 19th 2014 : LGC-NCE will participate to Lab'Insight, dedicated to energy storage, at the University of Mons. Meet us there !
May 2014: New article on the influence of the surface morphology of smooth platinum electrodes for the sodium borohydride oxidation reaction, in collaboration with INP-Grenoble.
May 2014: New paper on the template-synthesis of ordered mesoporous carbons and their testing as anode materials for Li-ion batteries.
February 2014: New paper on the preparation of Pt/carbon xerogel catalysts for PEM fuel cells, in collaboration with the Nanjing University of Finance and Economics (China), the Xi'an Jiaotong University (China) and the LEPMI (INP-Grenoble, France).
New paper on the functionalization of carbon xerogels for the preparation of bifunctional palladium supported catalysts, in collaboration with the IMCN group of the Université Catholique de Louvain.
New paper on the photocatalytic degradation of p-nitrophenol and bacteria on doped TiO2 xerogels.
New paper on the synthesis of Pt/C catalysts by plasma process, in collaboration with the University of Namur, in the framework of the INNOPEM project.
October 2013: New paper on the characterization of multi-walled carbon nanotube dispersion in resorcinol-formaldehyde aerogels, in collaboration with the Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (Tehran, Iran), the University of Lorraine and the Jean Lamour Institute (Epinal, France).
October 2013: New paper on the modelling of a continuous reactor for the synthesis of carbon nanotubes, published in Chemical Engineering Journal.
October 2013: Professor Jean-Paul Pirard is officially retiring. Congratulations to Jean-Paul on his very succesful career! on behalf of all his students and collaborators.
May 2013: New paper on the reconstruction of liquid morphologies inside nanopores using synchrotron SAXS, published in
Journal of Applied Crystallography.
April 2013: New paper on the enhancement of fermentative
hydrogen production from glucose using metal nanoparticles, published in Bioresource Technology.