The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (www.vub.ac.be) is a dynamic and modern university with two parkland campuses in the Brussels Capital Region: the main campus in Etterbeek is home to seven faculties. In Jette you can find the medical campus and the University Hospital.
The core activities of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel are education, research and social services. The university has more than 9,000 students and more than 150 research groups, including research groups that are absolute world leaders in their field. We aim to co-create the future of the society in which we live by providing education, research and social services.
Physical Chemistry and Polymer Science (www.vub.ac.be/FYSC) is a research group in the Faculty of Engineering (FYSC www.vub.ac.be/IR) and is part of the Materials and Chemistry (MACH www.vub.ac.be/MACH) department. The research activities of FYSC are focused on molecular and supramolecular structure–processing–property relations in synthetic, bio-based, and natural polymers for developing sustainable materials with improved performance.
A unique collection of physicochemical analytical techniques and characterization procedures is available for this purpose. We especially aim at continuous progress in thermal analysis for materials’ characterization, using an extensive range of state-of-the-art thermal analysis equipment, including nearly unique (prototype) instruments.