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Eurobot 2021 - Discover our student's robotics project !

First-year Master students in mechatronics from the Louvain School of Engineering (EPL) carried out a robotics project where they designed a mobile platform from scratch. In this context, they participated to the “Eurobot” international contest. Students made a short video that tells the...
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Marcel De Merre Prize 2020 awarded to Paul Baral

The Marcel De Merre Prize is a prize awarded both in nanotechnologies and nanosciences which aims, on the one hand, to attract young postdoctoral researchers in nanotechnologies and nanosciences to UCLouvain, and, on the other hand, to allow UCLouvain researchers to carry out a one-year research...
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"Structural Challenge" 2021

This year's "Structural Challenge" (project P4) in the third year of the civil engineering bachelor program concerned the construction of a wooden observation tower for two lifeguards. A series of constraints were imposed on the students (height, weight, assembly time, etc). Each group...
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Nuclear spent fuel pools: beware of evaporation!

Spent fuel from nuclear power plants spends a certain amount of time in storage pools. Fukushima’s pools contained almost four times as much radioactive material as did the six reactors on site. During the accident, the pools came close to releasing the material into the air. Since then, spent...
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NCTAM grants Denis-Gabriel Caprace best thesis award for...

The Belgian National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (NCTAM) is pleased to announce that the 2020 edition of the Award distinguished a young scientist from iMMC (UCLouvain) who has recently completed a PhD thesis in the field of Mechanics. Denis-Gabriel Caprace received the...
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