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New book on the fundamentals of Process Intensification (PI)

In collaboration with Prof. Andrzej Stankiewicz (TU Delft), two SIM² KU Leuven Professors, Tom Van Gerven and Georgios Stefanidis, have co-written a new book. “The Fundamentals of Process Intensification” has just been released by Wiley.

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Writing a PhD Thesis: A Marathon

Although writing a document presenting your work seems the least attractive part of doing research more or less for all researchers, it is maybe the most important part. As long as you present your work, you can have contact with all other researchers, you can contribute to literature and your work becomes valuable. You can present your academic work by ...

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Personal Awareness and Responsibility

Awareness and responsibility are two faces of the same coin, which makes them vulnerable. We are living in a society in which we are responsible for our own action, and in fact, we are well aware of it. As a matter of fact, we don’t want to cross the line awareness and turn this into our responsibility. We have to ...

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How to look at academic networking

The excerpt below is from a an excellent article, “Alliances Through Networking: It Is Not Rocket Science,” by Jaleh Daie. Although written for a science audience, there is very little in it that does not apply to all areas of academia. The full article appears in, The Scientist, Vol:12, #22, p. 13, November 9, 1998, and can be accessed at: ...

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ETN DEMETER in the spotlight…again!

The EU Research Executive Agency selected DEMETER as the Marie Skłodowska Curie project to be featured in the REA 10th anniversary video. Gwen Bailey explains the importance of the DEMETER research for clean mobility in the EU.

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Hobby, Job or Something in Between?

Balancing work life with hobbies is always a challenging task. Especially when you enjoy your work. I would say that a hobby becomes a job if you are able to do it professionally – meaning that you are able to earn a significant income from it. In such scenarios I feel that what you’re doing lies somewhere in between a ...

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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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Summer Plans in Academia

As the weather is starting to get sunnier and warmer, everyone starts wondering about fancy and exotic locations to go to on next summer…everyone but those who’ve committed themselves to research in academia. I’ve already given up to the idea that summer, for a PhD student, is when the usual summer tanning is replaced by increased work and productivity, driven ...

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When Ultrasounds Solves 3D Printing Limitations

3D printing research has grown exponentially only over the past 40 years. Technologies more and more accurate have been developed in order to achieve the perfect 3D model. What about the association 3D printing technology using sound waves? Nowadays the ultrasound technology has been associated to the 3D printing systems not only solid systems but also liquid. One of the ...

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