General Chemistry


28/10/2016 - 16:00

Dit zijn de resultaten van het onderzoek naar de Antwerpse luchtkwaliteit

Vooral Borgerhoutse 'street canyons' zwaar getroffen door luchtvervuiling

Volledig artikel in de morgen


ULB Laboratoire G-Time
26/10/2016 - 12:30

Dr. Matt Genge

Abstract: "Micrometeorites are extraterrestrial dust particles that survive atmospheric entry to be recovered from the Earth's surface. These particles are the fastest dust on Earth, experiencing velocities of more than 11 km/s. Combining observations of real micrometeorites with numerical models of atmospheric entry helps us understand their formation."

The talk will be held on Wednesday, 26 October, at 12:30, in Building D, Room 5.236. We look forward to seeing you there!

ULB Laboratoire G-Time
30/09/2016 - 13:00

Dr. Pascal Rosenblatt (Royal Observatory of Belgium), Friday September 30, 13:00, ULB.
The two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, were first thought to be asteroids captured by the red planet. The remote sensing of their surfaces argue in favor of this scenario but the present near-circular and near-equatorial orbit of the two moons could not fit expected orbits of capture objects. An alternative scenario has been proposed in which the two small moons of Mars were formed after a giant collision occurred more than 4 billions years ago, similarly to the formation of our Moon. But this scenario raises challenges as how to form small moons (and not a big one as for the Earth) and to maintain them in orbit around Mars over billions of years.


01/07/2016 - 10:15

The 2016 “Solvay Prize” is awarded to Dr. Bert Wouters (promotor Prof. dr. S. Eeltink) for his work on groundbreaking research on the development of a microfluidic chip for spatial three dimensional chromatography.

30/05/2016 - 09:30

Nature paper by AMGC Sophie Verheyden, on evidence for one of the oldest human construction made by Neanderthals, in a deep cave in France, some 176,5 thousand years ago: "Early Neanderthal constructions deep in Bruniquel Cave in southwestern France". A view-only version of the paper

30/05/2016 - 09:15

Vocatio Fellowship for David De Vleeschouwer, former AMGC member. On Wed. May 25, the VOCATIO foundation rewarded 15 young laureates from the humanities, sciences, arts, and medicine. Among them, our former PhD student David who received a 10.000 € grant to study the evolution of the Australian Monsoon over the last 6 million years. Portraits of the laureates appear this week in the popular Belgian magazines Knack and Le Vif.

29/04/2016 - 17:00

On April 29th 2016 Skara Gabriella obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:

Understanding the Electronic and Structural Effects in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis: a Conceptual and Computational Quantum Chemical Approach

Promotoren: Prof. Dr. Frank De Proft & Prof. Dr. Paul Geerlings

15/03/2016 - 09:15

The research team ORGANIC SYNTHESIS (ORSY) of the Department of Chemistry of the University of Antwerp (Prof. Bert Maes), in collaboration with the Research Group of Organic Chemistry (ORGC) of the  Departments  of  Chemistry  and  Bio-engineering  Sciences  of  the  Free  University  of  Brussels  (VUB) (Prof. Steven Ballet), announces the availability of a full time postdoctoral position.

02/02/2016 - 16:00

On February 2nd 2016 Ben Schurgers obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Synthesis of new heterocyclic compounds based on the 3-aminoazpinone scaffold for broad screening purposes in medicinal chemistry
Promotor: Prof. Dr. ir. Guido Verniest

18/12/2015 - 16:00

On Friday 18th December 2015 Zino Boisdenghien obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
The Linear Response Function in Conceptual Density Functional Theory: Fundamental Aspects and Applications to Atoms
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Paul Geerlings, Prof. Dr. Frank De Proft and Dr. Stijn Fias