Welcome to the Ameloot Group Website!


We are a materials chemistry group that thrives on crossing traditional subject boundaries.


As part of the KU Leuven ​Centre for Membrane Separations, Adsorption, Catalysis, and Spectroscopy for Sustainable Solutions and the Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems, we study different flavors of porous matter. Our research is focused on enabling applications based on these materials through a fundamental understanding of their formation processes and properties. In doing so, we aim to build bridges between the established use of porous materials, as adsorbents and catalysts, and the worlds of microelectronics, diagnostics, and additive manufacturing.


Our labs are located in the state-of-the-art Leuven Chem&Tech and NanoCenter facilities, completed in 2015. You may have a quick look of our campus via the KU Leuven virtual tour.


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ERC Proof of Concept grant for 2019 call

We are delighted to announce that we are one of the 62 European Research Co…


Ameloot Group takes part in HYCOAT

In January 2018, the training network HYCOAT was launched which will boost…


Tech pioneers list by De Tijd

Rob was listed by De Tijd in their special issue on 'tech pioneers'.


ERC StG project VAPORE

Many thanks to the European Research Council for awarding Rob's starting gr…


MOF-based sensors on BBC

BBC show The Naked Scientists highlights the work on MOF-based sensors in a…

Group News


Jorid, Margot receive prestigious FWO fellowships

Two homegrown researchers will soon start their interdisciplinary Ph.D.s wi…


Alex is people's pick in Falling Walls Lab '20

Alex won the people's choice award in the 2020 edition of Falling Walls Lab…


Clement defends his PhD

Clement was awarded his PhD after successfully completing the Coronavirus-p…


Four new Master students join Ameloot Group

Despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic, four budding scientis…


3 fresh PhDs join the crew!

Looks like the pandemic is not stopping our growth as we welcome three fres…



Al-fum-mes MOFs @ChemEurJ

Our collaborative work with Norbert Stock's group at CAU Kiel on Al-carboxy…


MOF-CVD at SPME debuts @ Talanta!

Our paper entitled, *"Solid-phase microextraction coatings based on the met…


MAF-6 CVD @Chem Mater!

We further prove the robustness of the MOF-CVD process by demonstrating thi…


CVD of zinc bipyridyl-triazolate films on EJIC

In collaboration with Prof. Coclite's lab at TU Graz, we report the solvent…


Cleanroom MOF-CVD @ Chem Mater

Following the proof-of-concept work on the chemical vapor deposition of met…


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