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


As part of the KU Leuven Center for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis and 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.


Latest News



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…


MOF-based sensor in the news

Our work on MOF-based sensors for the detection of nerve agents sparked a l…


MOF-CVD work attracts attention

Our work on vapor deposition of MOFs receives plenty of online and offline …

Group News


Ameloot Group welcomes Priss and Victor as visiting scholars!

Priscilla Rocío-Bautista completed her Bachelor degree in Chemistry in 2012…


Ameloot Group warmly welcomes Max Tietze!

Max is originally from Germany and completed his doctoral degree in Physics…


Team Ameloot warmly welcomes Elif Persembe!

Elif is the newest member of Ameloot group! Her doctoral project will be on…


Benzheng Xia joins the Ameloot Group!

Ameloot Group welcomes Benzheng Xia! His PhD will focus on the synthesis of…


Mikhail Krishtab joins the force!

Mikhail Krishtab is a new member joining our group as a postdoc researcher.…



Chem Soc review paper on 3D printing

Our review paper on 3D printing in chemical engineering and catalytic techn…


Photopatterning MOFs - ChemComm

Encoded fluorescent particles are fabricated through the selective uptake o…


MOFs in electronics - ChemSocRev

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are typically highlighted for their potenti…


CrystEngComm paper

In this report, Bart looked at the water-induced transformation of the [Zn2…


MOF paper for sustainable lactic acid recovery !

Timothée’s ChemSusChem paper demonstrates how the superior adsorptive prope…


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