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Department WE07: Organic Chemistry - Polymer Chemistry
Fields:

- Polymer chemistry
- Biomaterials
- Surface modification and characterization
Actual research domains concerning materials technology:

- Synthesis of functional polymers
- Polymers for biomedical applications
- Polymers for drug delivery
- Polymers for lithography and surface patterning
- Surface modifications of polymer materials
- Surface analysis of polymer materials
Specific test equipment and/or available techniques:

- NMR, FTIR, GC-MS : analysis of chemical polymer structures
- GPC, laser light scattering, Maldi-TOF : molecular weight analysis
- DSC, DMTA, rheology, tensile experiments : physico-mechanical properties
- AFM, dynamic contact angles, surface plasmon resonance, ATR-FTIR : surface analysis
- Lab extrusion
- Lab injection moulding
Personnel:

- ZAP : 1
- Dr. scientists : 5 post doc
- Ind. Ing. : 3
- PhD students : 17
Contact Persons:

Prof. Etienne Schacht
Krijgslaan 281
9000 GENT
+32 (0)9 264 44 97
+32 (0)9 264 49 90
e-mail: Etienne.Schacht@UGent.be