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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Latest News



Our 3DP research in the spotlight!

Today, our research on lateral flow testing was picked up by several news s…


New cMACS logo!

cMACS started off the year with launching the new cMACS logo!


Launching the new KU Leuven institute LIMNI

Proud to be one of the founding members of the new KULeuven institute LIMNI…


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…

Group News


5 M.Sc. thesis students join the group!

This year, five enthusiastic M. Sc. students from the Faculty of Bioscience…


Victor receives best PhD thesis 2019 award!

Víctor received the best PhD thesis 2019 award from the Nanoscience and Mol…


An joins the team as doctoral researcher!

A new member in the group! After doing her Master's thesis research at the…


Alex defends his joint PhD degree

Alex was awarded his PhD after successfully completing the public defense o…


Alex clinches AFM award from Park Systems

Alex is awarded the 2020 Park Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Scholarship in…



Metal halide perovskite photodetector arrays via dry lift-off patterning @Adv. Eng. Mat.

Flexible Metal Halide Perovskite Photodetector Arrays via Photolithography…


CVD of Ionic Liquids @Angewandte Chemie

Chemical Vapor Deposition of Ionic Liquids for the Fabrication of Ionogel F…


Photoswitching in anthracene loaded MOFs @EJIC

Fluorescence photoswitching in a series of metal-organic frameworks loaded…


Selective deposition of TiO2 @ACS Applied materials & interfaces

Our collaborative work with Imec on the defect-free area-selective atomic l…


Our 3D lateral flow test on Advanced Materials cover

An illustration of our research on the 3D printing of monolithic capillarit…


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