VUB’s FYSC research group

The research unit ‘Physical Chemistry and Polymer Science’ (FYSC, headed by H. Rahier) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is part of the Department ‘Materials and Chemistry’ (MACH) of the Faculty of Engineering. The research activities of FYSC include ‘(molecular and supra-molecular) structure – processing – property’ relations in polymers for developing materials with improved performance, non-traditional cements, alkali activated materials and thermal analysis.

Main role and expertise: Beyond its responsibility for coordinating the Current Direct project, the main role is the development of composite materials that will be used to separate cell groups. The composite plate is made of three layers, the core layer being thermal insulating while the side layers are thermal conductive. VUB will also aid in the development of the production technology for said composites.