New SIM² Research Line: Process Intensification


A fifth research line in SIM² KU Leuven has just been launched. Process intensification aims at the development of chemical process technology which allows chemical processing with high materials and energy efficiency.

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M. Enis Leblebici obtains PhD on photoreactors


On May 15, 2017, M. Enis Leblebici (SIM² KU Leuven) obtained his PhD degree. The topic of his dissertation is “Design, modelling and benchmarking of photoreactors and separation processes for waste treatment and purification".

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Cosmicologists – part 2


More chemists! This part of the team focuses on applying ultrasound and microwaves to synthesize nano-particles, either for catalytic purposes or for health applications.  Some of these nano-particles will be used by our organic chemists, who were introduced in our first blog, in their organic synthesis reactions. Alessio Zuliani: After getting my MSc degree in Industrial Chemistry in 2015, I’ve ...

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Latest trends in RF and microwave heating

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The AMPERE Newsletter is online and covers various aspects related to RF and microwave heating technologies. The Newsletter publishes short topical articles, as well as R&D profiles, conference reports, events and news items. The Newsletter covers topics broadly from 1 MHz to 30 GHz, and even higher frequencies. It also highlights on promising new research developments to emanate from academe ...

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Infographic: introduction to COSMIC

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Summer school: Digitizing the Circular Economy


From 17 to 20 July 2017 a summer school on digitizing the circular economy will be organized in Leuven, Belgium. The summer school aims at students that want to make a change by fundamentally understanding the circular economy system. Systemic thinkers that want to understand Circular Economy Engineering in the context of process metallurgy, recycling and design for recycling will ...

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Cosmicologists – part 1


Cosmicologists, we’ve termed ourselves. Perhaps a bit self-indulgent, but bear with us. Spirits are high as the 15 of us early-stage researchers had our official project kick-off meeting in Leuven. We are part of a consortium that consist of 8 beneficiaries and 4 partner organizations from 8 different countries. We aim to support and train the chemical process industry in ...

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Kick-off group picture

On March 13, 2017, the EU Horizon 2020 MCSA-ETN COSMIC kicked off in Leuven. The newly recruited Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) presented themselves along with their supervisors and the representatives of the partner organisations. An introduction to the science and technology content was presented as well as administrative guidelines on reporting and management. On March 14, the ESRs followed a ...

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COSMIC summer school website now online!

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A summer school on Ultrasound and Microwaves for Chemical Processing will be organized in cooperation with the European Sonochemistry Society (ESS) and AMPERE. This summer school will address the use of ultrasound and microwave technologies in chemical processes. A combination of lectures and practical sessions will be organized to approach the topics both from a theoretical and practical way. Registration ...

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