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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



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…


MOF-based sensor in the news

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

Group News


Alex wins the 2018 VUB PhD Cup!

With his pitch entitled "A dog's nose in your smartphones - next generation…


Marianne joins the group as a visiting scholar

Marianne Kräuter will join the Ameloot Group for a month, starting October …


Five new PhDs join the Ameloot Group!

After doing their master's thesis at the Ameloot Group, five fresh Belgian …


Martin joins the group!

The Ameloot Group welcomes its newest team member, Martin Obst. Originally …


Ameloot Group welcomes Priss and Victor!

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



Proton-coupled electron transfer in JACS

Our collaborative effort with the group of Dirk De Vos and James Mayer focu…


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…


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