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Chemistry of Surfaces, Interfaces and Nanomaterials (ChemSIN)

Faculty of Sciences | Chemistry

(Code: ULB110)

Person in charge of the unit : RENIERS François.

The research activities cover various aspects of surface and interfacial chemistry since they focus on the modification, characterization and reactivity of
surfaces. These studies carried out at the solid-liquid interface and solis-gas interface deal with the modification of surfaces (metals, metal
electroldes and polymers) by chemical or electrochemical reactiond, by self-assembling as well as by plasma techniques. Thin layers,organized monolayers and
nanostructured surfaces are designed. The characterization is based on electrochemical, spectroscopic techniques as well as on microscopy and contact angle
measurements.The surface properties are examined for electrocatalysis, electrodialysis, biocompatibility, the design of barrier layers and smart materials.   

Campus : Campus de la Plaine
Location : Bâtiment A
Address : CP255
Phone number : +32-2-650.29.39
Fax : +32-2-650.29.34
E-mail :
Web site :

Disciplines CRef :

 • Electrochemistry - high and low temperatures

 • Macromolecular chemistry

 • Material science

 • Surface and interface chemistry

Domain of the unit :

 • Molecular Synthesis, Materials, Energy Engineering