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Summer School

Science & Engineering Education by Immersive Learning 2-4 October 2019 in Leuven Recent developments in immersive learning technologies are providing exciting new tools for teaching and training programmes, yet they remain underutilised in science & technology education and nowhere is this truer than in the field of chemistry and chemical engineering. The aim of this Summer School is to bring ...

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COSMIC Closing Conference

COSMIC session during the Second Process Intensification Conference (IPIC2) in Leuven was a success!!

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COSMIC 5th network-wide event

Our COSMIC 5th network-wide event was held this time in Turin and was organized by our Italian partners at the University of Turin. The event started off with the WP meeting (on Monday 25th Mar 2019), where each ESR presented the progress of her/his work. This long meeting was concluded with an informal session of parallel WP group meetings. Following ...

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Training in Virtual Reality for the Chemical Industry

CITEC researchers participating in European project The goal of the “Charming” project is not only to better and more effectively train industry workers in a virtual environment than before: the project also aims to get children and teenagers interested in chemistry. Dr. Thies Pfeiffer shows how work in a virtual reactor might look like. Photomontage: CITEC/Bielefeld University When work at ...

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Prabhat Ranjan recently published his work in Chemistry A European Journal

Prabhat Ranjan recently published his work in Chemistry A European Journal. Sustainable chemistry always seeks new synthetic tools. This study brings into light new catalytic properties of triphenylphosphine with the following features: fast, inexpensive, and broad applicability towards dearomative spirocyclizations. Triphenylphosphine has been applied for the synthesis of complex spiro(hetero)cycles in batch and employing continuous flow, a field largely dominated by transition metals. In the cover image, triphenylphosphine has been shown to act as a ...

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COSMIC successful Midterm Review & 4th network-wide event in Cordoba & Zaragoza

Last week, COSMIC had successfully fulfilled its Midterm Review meeting as well as its 4th Network-wide at the University of Cordoba and the University of Zaragoza, Spain. The purpose of the Midterm Review meeting is to have the project assessed by the REA (Research Executive Agency at EC) representative, having it been running for 24 months now. The 15 Early Stage Researchers ...

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Research Award 2018 “Organic Chemistry for Energy, the Environment and Nanosciences”

Prof. Giancarlo Cravotto from the University of Turin has been awarded by the President of the Italian Chemical Society Prof. Angela Agostiano and the President of the Organic Chemistry Division Prof. Gianluca Farinola. Research Award 2018 “Organic Chemistry for Energy, the Environment and Nanosciences”. Congratulations to Prof. Cravotto!

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COSMIC researcher Ana Luisa Maria – Winner of the poster prize at ESS16

After the shot-gun presentation at the 16th meeting of the European Society of Sonochemistry (ESS16), Ana Luisa Maria won the “Best Poster” award for her work on Ultra sound assisted oxidative cleavage of fatty nitriles. Congratulations Ana!

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Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Steff Van Loy

Steff Van Loy is a PhD student at the Department of Chemical Engineering at KU Leuven. His work targets the implementation of mechanochemical methods for recycling of critical metals from industrial waste streams.

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Call for applicants: 15 PhD positions in CHARMING

The EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN CHARMING consortium is looking for a dynamic team of 15 bright and enthusiastic PhD students. The call for applicants is now officially open. PhD candidates need to apply on-line through the CHARMING application tool. The deadline for on-line applications is October 15, 2018.  On-line Recruitment Procedure (APPLY HERE) All applications proceed through the on-line recruitment ...

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