ELIE Technical Unit

ELIE Louvain-La-Neuve

Mission

The technical unit of the ELIE research pole supports the ELIE research staff and students with the design and implementation of the laboratory and field experiments.


Composition

  • Sébastien François: Hydrogeophysics, soil sampling, field monitoring, soil physical techniques

  • Olivier Bouchez: Wood expertise, wood core and vegetable material sampling, setting up and monitoring of forestry systems

  • François Plume: Forest ecosystem monitoring, UAV (licence required: pending)

  • Bernard Douxfils: Electronics, electromechanics, laboratory equipment troubleshooting

  • Axel Willems: Mechanical design

  • Arnaud Willems: Electromechanics, soil physical techniques (left, position to be filled)


Rules of procedure

Introducing a request for technical research support

Each ELIE member can introduce a request. The requests are handled on a monthly basis and need to be introduced with this request form.

Access control of technical halls

Access to the technical halls is limited, and requests for access should be made by e-mail to the local managers, namely :
 - Olivier Bouchez or François Plume for H.048 ;
 - Sébastien François for H.014, H.013 and H.013.10.
The required information is :
 - Name, First Name ;
 - Card number ;
 - Period.

Reservation for car

A vehicle use agreement is available here, which must be read and accepted by the users before any loan.

Reservations are encoded using an online calendar:

 - Calendrier de réservation - Véhicule 1-GAD-545 - 2022.xlsx

 - Calendrier de réservation - Véhicule 1-GAD-545 - 2023.xlsx

Booking calendars

 - Plant grinding room - H.048.30 : 2022 - 2023

 - Soil grinding and sieving room - H.048.50 : 2022 - 2023

 - Oven - H.048.40 : 2022 - 2023 (Send your booking requests to Tanguy Manise before entering them in the calendar!)

Here you will find the rules and regulations for using grinding/sieving rooms.

The grinding rooms are locked. The keys are available in the office of the MOCA head, room A.073.10 in the Boltzmann building.

Reservation for the cold chamber

Here you will find the rules and regulations for using this cold room.

Requests need to be introduced using this form.

Reservation for the dryer room (H.048.60)

Here you will find the rules and regulations for using this dryer room.

Requests need to be introduced using this form.

For the drying of the soil samples, you will find here the pre-treatment instructions to be followed.


Contact

General address

2 Croix du Sud, Box L7.05.24
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Belgium

Head

Secretary

+32 10 47 36 81

Accounting cell

Parkings & access

Avenue Théodore Schwann, in front of P12 and P20.

Buildings

  • Environmetrics and geomatics : De Serres building, 2nd & 3rd floor

  • Soils sciences and environmental geochemistry : Boltzmann building, floor 0

  • Water resources : De Serres building, 2nd & 3rd floor

  • Forestry sciences : De Serres building, 2nd floor