Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering

The Institute of Mechanics, Materials, and Civil Engineering (iMMC) of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) with four ERC grants awarded in 2016 and 2017, a panoply of successful spin off companies such as eX-Stream, Axinesis, Polyflow and WaPT and several world-recognized scientists, is a leading international center for research in engineering. Its core strengths span several of the major engineering disciplines encompassing energy, thermodynamics, chemical and environmental engineering, materials and processes, structural engineering, geomechanics, manufacturing, fluid mechanic Overview

iMMC News

April 18, 2020

Temoignage d'un academique en teletravail comment le vit-il

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April 19, 2020

Restons en contact avec nos collegues de l institut...

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May 28, 2020

PSYCHE Guest lectures

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November 16, 2020

8th Belgian Symposium on Tissue Engineering, November 16-17, Louvain-la-Neuve

The 8th Belgian Symposium on Tissue Engineering will be held on November 16 & 17 2020, at Foyer Du Lac (Aula Magna), UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve).

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Fin de thèse à distance : retrouver le temps de réfléchir

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L'Openhub se mobilise contre le Covid-19


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March 27, 2020

Témoignage : en teletravail la recherche continue

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March 18, 2020

Aude Thomas Thesis Defense is maintained

PhD Thesis by Aude Thomas

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March 12, 2020

Drone-compatible additive manufacturing of building-scale structures

PhD Thesis by Sébastien Goessens

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February 7, 2020

Electronic and electrocatalytic properties of nickel oxide thin films and interfacing on silicon for water splitting devices

PhD Thesis by Raphaël Poulain

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January 29, 2020

Turbulent natural convection along a vertical plate for different prandtl number fluids

PhD Thesis by Augustin Villa Ortiz

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January 28, 2020

Modeling of Bird Flight

In the framework of the ARC collaborative project “RevealFlight”, we organize a scientific workshop on the modeling of bird flight. This workshop is intended to be accessible to a large audience of scientists, covering aspects of biomechanics, (computational) fluid dynamics, collective behavior, and biological modeling.

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January 20, 2020

Electrocatalytic activity of nanostructured nickel thin film electrodes during oxygen and hydrogen evolution reactions

PhD Thesis by Adeline Delvaux

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January 17, 2020

Dynamic analysis and nonlinear control of narrow track vehicles via a multibody modeling approach

PhD Thesis by Quentin Docquier

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The institute organizes a series of seminars about several themes :

  • Energy, thermodynamics, and chemical engineering
  • Mechatronics and biomechanics
  • Processing, materials, assembly, and structures
  • Fluid mechanics, environmental engineering, and geomechanics
  • Numerical and computational methods

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