Natural Sciences - Materials Science

Photovoltaic research shines at the Uni

They are popping up on roofs and car parks all'over the world: photovoltaic panels are becoming increasingly important in the race for renewable energy. This technology, based on the conversion of solar energy - photons - into electrical energy, sees a fast development of its performance. A postdoctoral researcher at the Uni intends to further improve them with a revolutionary structure dedicated to thin-film solar cells.

Research group leads the charge towards the next generation of batteries with BAT4EVER project 

Materials Science - Innovation

VUB research group leads the charge towards the next generation of batteries with BAT4EVER project  The MOBI research group at VUB is turning game cha

Thermoelectrics make electricity from your daily (hot) coffee

So-called thermoelectric generators ('thermoelectrics') convert ambient heat into electricity. They can be used to power a broad range of applications, from wearables and sensors to remote electronic systems like satellites.

Vub ’smart Project’ Brings Together Brilliant Robotic Minds to Transform Tomorrow

To create smarter materials that will transform robotics, researchers must work together. That was the thinking behind the four year SMART project, which united fifteen early-stage researchers from robotics and materials science - and turned them into friends.