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

November 27, 2020

LIVE - Spectacle scientifique "Pourquoi ça brûle, pourquoi ça explose ?"

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January 14, 2021

Institute seminar

Seismic Resilience and Sustainable Development – a 'Concrete' Challenge By João Pacheco de Almeida

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Un grand pas pour une prothèse UCLouvain

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November 20, 2020

Assessment of mechanical properties of neutron irradiated tungsten and its alloys

PhD Thesis by Chao Yin

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Le robot et les constructions en bois

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Diesel : des supers-émetteurs qui gâchent tout

Une étude de Francesco Contino

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Xavier Rixhon (iMMC) presented his work during the 6th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems

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October 16, 2020

On the aerodynamics and heat transfer of a high-speed turbine with advanced rotor tip geometries

PhD Thesis by Bogdan Cezar Cernat

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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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