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

August 20, 2020

Plastic behavior, damage mechanisms and crack propagation resistance in high-toughness dual-phase steels

PhD Thesis by Karim Ismail

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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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Good news for one of the GCE Ph.D. students

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Prof. João Almeida lectures course in Pavia

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July 3, 2020

Kinetic, compositional and morphological aspects of etching and frosting of glass substrates

PhD Thesis by Nicolas Piret

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June 10, 2020

Field and model investigation of flow and sediment transport in the Lower Mekong River

PhD Thesis by Hoang-Anh Le

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June 3, 2020

Use of electrofuel blends in homogeneous-charge compression-ignition engines : an experimental focus on ammonia-hydrogen

PhD Thesis by Maxime Pochet

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May 29, 2020

Design, modelling and experimental validation of a novel bearingless machine with fully passive magnetic suspension

PhD Thesis by Joachim Van Verdeghem

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May 28, 2020

PSYCHE Guest lectures

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May 18, 2020

Titanic results : a numerical study of motion in the liquid bodies of a Saturnian icy moon

PhD Thesis by David Vincent

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May 9, 2020

La technologie au service du personnel soignant

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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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