Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering
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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

October 28, 2019

Targeting the elimination of anti-cancer drugs from wastewaters via some advanced oxidation and membrane processes

PhD Thesis by Raphael Janssens

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The placenta from every angle

A recent publication by UCLouvain’s Prof. Greet Kerckhofs reports on a new method for observing mouse placentas during growth: a three-dimensional, non-invasive and quantitative virtual histology. This is a breakthrough that makes Prof. Kerckhofs a pioneer of 3D histology of biological tissues.

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October 17, 2019

Institute seminar

Measurement of small scale mechanical properties – From instrumented nano-indentation to micro-pillar compression.
By Guillaume Kermouche (Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne)

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October 3, 2019

Crystal plasticity modelling of thermomechanical fatigue in ITER relevant tungsten

PhD Thesis by Aleksandr Zinovev

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September 6, 2019

Palier à aimant permanent utilisé pour la compensation de charge axiale du rotor

PhD Thesis by Maxence Van Beneden

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September 4, 2019

Optimisation conjointe de la dynamique et de la conception mécanique de véhicules routiers au travers d’une stratégie basée sur l’approche multi-corps

PhD Thesis by Aubain Verlé

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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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