Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering
About

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

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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December 11, 2019

Parameterizations for Mesh Generation: Discrete Atlases, Crossfields and 3D Frames


PhD Thesis by Pierre-Alexandre Beaufort

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November 25, 2019

Conception et évaluation d'une prothèse de cheville bionique légère, low-cost et énergétiquement efficace


PhD Thesis by François Heremans

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November 22, 2019

Advanced Numerical Simulations of Two-Phase CO2 Ejectors


PhD Thesis by Yu Fang

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Seminars


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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