Awards, prizes, publications

Louvain-La-Neuve

Awards, prizes, publications

Modeling symmetric and defect-free carbon schwarzites...

Recently, a process has been proposed for generating negatively-curved carbon schwarzites via zeolite-templating (Braun et al., 2018). However, the proposed process leads to atomistic models which...

Electronic Properties of Functionalized Diamanes for...

Ultrathin diamond films, or diamanes, are promising quasi-2D materials that are characterized by high stiffness, extreme wear resistance, high thermal conductivity, and chemical stability. Surface...

Polymer-coated silica dual functional fillers to improve...

The application of solid polymer electrolytes (SPEs) is mainly hindered by their low ionic conductivity and the limited mechanical properties. Adding functional small molecules and inorganic...

2022 IMCN Best Thesis Award

Nicolas MOREAU has received the 2022 IMCN Best Thesis Award on 26 May 2023. His work was entitled "Scanning gate imaging and tuning of quantum electronic transport in...

Maëlle Bottin remporte la finale belge du concours MT 180

Doctorante UCLouvain en chimie, Maëlle Bottin a conquis tout le monde lors de la finale interuniversitaire belge du concours « Ma thèse en 180 secondes ». Elle représentera la Belgique lors de...

Ethanol dehydrogenation to acetaldehyde with mesoporous...

Copper based catalysts are central for carrying dehydrogenation reactions. However, these materials are prone to deactivation by sintering and coke deposition. Irreversible sintering occurring...

Photocatalytic Sulfonyl Fluorination of Alkyl...

Sulfonyl fluorides are highly versatile molecules for click chemistry that have found applications in many areas of chemistry and biology. Recent chemical approaches have focused on the synthesis...

Anti-Dissipative Strategies toward More Efficient Solar...

In natural and artificial photosynthesis, light absorption and catalysis are separate processes linked together by exergonic electron transfer. This leads to free energy losses between the initial...

IBAME Vice Chair

Prof. Yann Garcia, elected as Vice chair IBAME (International Board on the Applications of the Mössbauer effect) The objectives of this Board are to advance the diffusion of knowledge in the...

Imprimer du vivant en 3D

Imprimer du vivant en 3D : une technique qui diminue le recours aux animaux de laboratoire.   La ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche scientifique, Valérie Glatigny, a...

MOFs for thermal management

Recently metal organic frameworks (MOFs), already known as adsorbent materials, have gained increasing research interest in thermal energy storage and conversion. MOF-water working pairs have been...
Prof. J.-C. Charlier.

Spin filtering in graphene based magnetic tunnel junctions

Large spin-filtering effects in epitaxial graphene-based spin valves is found to be strongly enhanced in when chemical vapor deposited multilayer graphene is combined with a high quality...
Prof. D. Debecker

Phenolics from waste biomass

Unleashing lignin potential from waste lignocellulosic biomass Filippo Brienza recently completed his PhD in the groups of Iwona Cybulska (ELI) and of Damien Debecker (IMCN). His work was focused...
Prof. J.-C. CHARLIER

Electron-Phonon Coupling in a Magic-Angle...

The importance of phonons in the strong correlation phenomena observed in twisted-bilayer graphene (TBG) at the so-called magic-angle is under debate. Here a gate-dependent micro-Raman...

2021 Best IMCN Thesis Award

Jiande WANG has received the 2021 IMCN Best Thesis Award on 25 May 2022. His work was entitled "High voltage organic positive electrode materials for alkali-ion batteries" This Prize, which...

Nature and role of Cu(II) species in doped C12A7...

In a time when paradoxically coexist (i) the choice to restart coal-based powerplants, made by several European countries to address the present energy crisis; and (ii) the shared desire to reduce...

Forecasting the outcome of spintronic experiments with...

Forecasting the outcome of spintronic experiments with Neural Ordinary Differential Equations Deep learning has an increasing impact to assist research, allowing, for example, the discovery of...
Pr. J.-C. Charlier

Toward Optimized Charge Transport in Multilayer Reduced...

In the context of graphene-based composite applications, a complete understanding of charge conduction in multilayer reduced graphene oxides (rGO) is highly desirable. However, these rGO compounds...
Dr. Pascal GEHRING

ERC Starting Grant

Dr Pascal GEHRING from NAPS Division of the Institute of Condensed Mater and Nanosciences of Université catholique de Louvain (IMCN - UCLouvain) has been very recently awarded an ERC Starting...

Whispering electrons in graphene

Whispering gallery modes (WGMs) are quite common in acoustics and optics. They denote the guided waves circulating along a concave surface, the seminal example being the whispering galleries of...

The first example of an iron(III) photosensitizer for...

Accessing Photoredox Transformations with an Iron(III) Photosensitizer and Green Light The scarcity of 2nd and 3rd row transition metals such as ruthenium, iridium, rhodium or osmium, coupled...

High-throughput computational search identifies new...

Thin film photovoltaic could grow as an important source of sustainable energy both in itself or in tandem with silicon solar cells. New absorber materials for thin film solar cell are needed to...

Carbon black-polydopamine-ruthenium composite as a...

Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 427, 1 January 2022, 131820 Carbon black-polydopamine-ruthenium composite as a recyclable boomerang catalyst for the oxidative cleavage of oleic acid...

2nd Carbon Dioxide Conversion Catalysis Virtual Conference

8-9 November 2021   The forthcoming 2nd Carbon Dioxide Conversion Catalysis Virtual Conference taking place from 08-09 November 2021. Organised by Fusion Online, a Cambridge, UK based...
Prof. B. Hackens

The Achilles tendon of graphene quantum Hall effect

The team of B. Hackens in the NAPS/IMCN laboratory at UCLouvain, in collaboration with the group of C. Stampfer in RWTH Aachen, revealed a new detailed microscopic picture of the “quantum Hall...

ESA - Nouvelle mission vers Vénus

Après le succès de la mission Venus Express (2005-2014), l'Europe va lancer une nouvelle sonde, EnVision à destination de la planète Vénus, a annoncé jeudi l'Agence spatiale européenne (ESA)....

2020 Best IMCN Thesis Award

Tristan da Câmara Santa Clara Gomes has received the 2020 IMCN Best Thesis Award on 21 May 2021. His work was entitled "3D interconnected magnetic nanowire networks" This Prize, which is...

Band-Gap Landscape Engineering in Large-Scale 2D...

The CNRS-Thales team in Paris and the MODL group at IMCN (UCLouvain) have recently reported on vertical tunneling device based on 2D WS2/WSe2 large-scale layers and discuss the clear signature of...
Dr. Pascal GEHRING

Thermoelectric properties of single molecules - "Nature...

One of the dreams of today’s science is to be capable of harvesting electricity back from dissipated heat. The key to this probably resides in circuits that contain single molecules: instead of...
Prof. J.-C. CHARLIER

Probing Twistronics - Nature publication

The discovery of superconductivity in twisted bilayer graphene sparked interest in the electronic properties of similarly distorted 2D crystal lattices. The twisted structure is created by...
Prof. G.-M. RIGNANESE

Science ADVANCES Publication

  Amorphization mechanism of SrIrO3 electrocatalyst: How oxygen redox initiates ionic diffusion and structural reorganization Authors : Gang Wan, John W. Freeland, Jan Kloppenburg,...
Prof. L. Piraux

Funny superconductivity : the magnetic levitation train

Vidéo didactique réalisée par l'équipe du Prof. L. Piraux qui montre une facette amusante des supraconducteurs.  Amusante supraconductivité : le train à lévitation magnétique...
Prof. B. ELIAS

JACS publication

« Photostable Polynuclear Ruthenium(II) Photosensitizers Competent for Dehalogenation Photoredox Catalysis at 590 nm» Simon Cerfontaine, Sara A. M. Wehlin, Benjamin Elias *, and Ludovic...

Docteur Honoris Causa 2020 - Sciences et technologies

Docteur Honoris Causa 2020 - Sciences et technologies « Développement durable et technologies – quelles trajectoires ? » Le 16 octobre dernier, le secteur des sciences et technologies (SST)...
Prof. Y. FILINCHUK

Angewandte Chemie publication

Kinetic Barriers and Microscopic Mechanisms of Noble Gas Adsorption by Nanoporous γ‐Mg(BH4)2 Obtained by means of Sub‐Second X‐Ray Diffraction Iurii Dovgaliuk, Irena...

Spin filtering by proximity effects at hybridized...

Spin filtering by proximity effects at hybridized interfaces in spin-valves with 2D graphene barriers The CNRS-Thales team in Paris and the MODL group at IMCN (UCLouvain) have recently...

Doctorat Honoris Causa SST - 2020

Docteur Honoris Causa 2020 - Sciences et technologies « Développement durable et technologies – quelles trajectoires ? » Le 16 octobre dernier, le secteur des sciences et technologies (SST)...

2019 IMCN Thesis Award

Aurélien vander Straeten has received the 2019 IMCN Best Thesis Award . His work was entitled "Photon- and electron-induced ionization of metastable helium and light anions". This Prize,...

Chemistry World publication

Publication in Chemistry World: https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/salt-bridge-strategy-expands-access-to-pharmaceutical-cocrystals/4012629.article Combining API in a dual-drug...

Electron-phonon beyond Fröhlich: dynamical quadrupoles...

Electron-phonon (e-ph) interactions play an important role in various physical phenomena such as the conventional phonon-mediated superconductivity, the phonon-assisted light absorption, the...

L’UCLouvain décroche quatre prix quinquennaux FNRS !

  Les Pr·es Jean-Christophe Charlier, Jean-François Collet, Véronique Dehant et Vassilis Saroglou de l’UCLouvain ont décroché quatre des cinq prix quinquennaux attribués par le FNRS....
Science Advances

Giant spin signals in chemically functionalized...

Faced with the technological and societal challenges represented by the storage, transfer and processing of computer data, electronic devices exploit- ing the quantum nature of electrons have been...
Damien DEBECKER

Francqui Research Professor Chair

Damien Debecker is granted a « Francqui Research Professor » chair   The Board of the Francqui Foundation has decided to grant Prof. Damien Debecker a “Francqui Research Professor”...

2020 HOT PCCP article

Large cluster ions: soft local probes and tools for organic and bio surfaces. By Arnaud Delcorte, Vincent Delmez,  Christine Dupont-Gillain,  Clément Lauzin,  Hannah...
Valentin SMEETS

ISGS PhD Thesis Award

Dr. Valentin Smeets has received the 2019 ISGS PhD Thesis Award on May 15, 2020 for his work entitled « New synthetic approaches to efficient...
Benjamin Elias

Converting sunlight into chemical energy: a green way...

Converting and storing sunlight into clean chemical fuels is an area full of promises, which represents one of the most important challenge of the current energy transition. The success of such an...
Benjamin Elias

Killing hypoxic cancer cells with light? Transition...

  The research group of Prof. B. Elias has developed new Ir(III)-based molecules able to oxidize biomolecules by photo-induced electron transfer processes under oxygen-free conditions....
Jean-Christophe CHARLIER

Strain Modulated Superlattices in Graphene

Numerous theoretically proposed devices and novel phenomena have sought to take advantage of the intense pseudogauge fields that can arise in strained graphene. Many of these...
Damien DEBECKER

Stable catalysts for ethylene production via ethanol...

The dehydration of bio-alcohols is an important catalytic reaction in the perspective of the development of a bio-based industry. Bioethanol, for example, is a major bio-based platform chemical as...
Technologie

‘All-organic’ batteries for sustainable mass storage

Conventional batteries aren’t a sustainable solution for our planet. Prof. Alexandru Vlad is currently working on an alternative for storing energy: all-organic batteries. Today’s...
SOLIDARITE@uclouvain

#Coronavirus : visières et solution hydroalcoolique made...

En collaboration avec les autres instituts du Secteur des Sciences et Technologies de l’UCLouvain, l’institut IMCN participe à un vaste élan de solidarité à destination du personnel soignant et...
Damien DEBECKER

Prix Jeune Chercheur de la Division Catalyse de la...

Le comité de la « DivCat » vient de décider de décerner le Prix Jeune Chercheur 2020 à Damien Debecker, Professeur à l’UCLouvain (conjointement avec Antoine Daudin, Chef de projet à l’IFP Energies...

3D micro-supercapacitors based on nanowire networks

  In a recent publication*, a multidisciplinary team from IMCN (groups of Alexandru Vlad and Luc Piraux) have demonstrated a large footprint areal capacitance/energy enhancement in...