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New Project approved for CO2 conversion

This project is a collaboration between EMAT of the University of Antwerp, QSP of the KU Leuven, research center VITO, and ELCAT, funded by VLAIO and CATALISTI. The aim of this project is to convert CO2 to ethylene using electrochemistry. This will give more insight into other pathways for carbon capture and utilisation applications. We look forward to dive into this project together with the other research groups.

ELCAT beats COVID-19

COVID-19 prohibited us to work on the campus from March until June 2020. Therefore, a halt had been imposed on experimental research. From march on, ELCAT implemented a triple shift system, which made labwork possible again.  However, various preventive measures have been implemented, such as cleaning all desks and labs, wearing gloves and mouth masks. Nevertheless, the start of vaccinations resulted in a shift change, from a triple to a flexible shift system in which each team member only had to work from home one day a week.  This system allowed ELCAT to have a maximum occupancy of 50%. This…

Vacancy PHD student

The Faculty of Applied Engineering is looking for a motivated full-time (100%) PhD student in the field of electrocatalysis to strengthen their research team ELCAT (Applied Electrochemistry & Catalysis). The research group works around three themes: electrocatalysis, electrosynthesis and electrochemical reactor technology.

We are covered!

Congrats to our researchers for their work on glucose electrooxidation to value-added chemicals, which is now on the new Cover of the Journal CHEMELECTROCHEM (January 2020)!! Giulia Moggia Thomas Kenis Nick Daems Tom Breugelmans
And special Compliments to the amazing graphic designer for the realization of this beautiful picture!!! Jonathan Schalck