International scientific research collaboration not only enhances any university’s research capabilities but also facilitates the discovery of innovative solutions to scientific challenges on a worldwide scale. Hence, we were honored to receive two eminent professors from Ghent University, Belgium, Prof. Dagmar R. D’hooge, Head of the Department MaTCh in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (FEA), and Prof. Ludwig Cardon, Head of the CPMT research unit with MaTCh and MaTCh representative for FEA. Both professors have made significant contributions to the field of polymer materials and applications.
During their visit, Prof. D’hooge and Prof. Cardon delivered two engaging lectures. The first lecture, titled “Molecular Scale Driven Design of Polymer Materials and Applications,” delved into the intricacies of designing polymer materials at the molecular level and exploring their wide-ranging applications. The lecture provided valuable insights into the groundbreaking research being conducted at Ghent University.
The second lecture, titled “Combining Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering for Next-Generation Polymer Processing,” focused on the intersection of materials science and mechanical engineering in the context of polymer processing. Prof. D’hooge and Prof. Cardon highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in developing advanced techniques for polymer processing, which opens up new possibilities for industrial applications.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Prof. Dagmar R. D’hooge and Prof. Ludwig Cardon for their visit and for imparting their valuable knowledge to our academic community. Their presence has undoubtedly enriched GU’s research landscape and inspired our staff and students to strive for excellence in their scientific pursuits.
About Ghent University:
Established in 1817, Ghent University is one of Belgium’s leading universities renowned for its research and academic excellence. The university offers a diverse range of programs and research opportunities, attracting students and scholars from around the world. With its commitment to innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration, Ghent University continues to make significant contributions to various fields of study.