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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 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.

The Ameloot Group is one of the founding members of the Leuven Institute for Micro- and Nanoscale Integration (LIMNI). The focus points of LIMNI are (nano)material characterization, bio-nanosystems, nanoelectronics, and physical micro- and nanosystems.

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



Latest News



Víctor receives best oral presentation award @EUROCVD/ BALTIC ALD!

Congratulations to Víctor Rubio-Giménez for receiving the best senior oral…


Rob receives the Laureate of the Academy Award from the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts!

Rob is honored to receive the Laureate of the Academy Award from the Royal…


ERC Consolidator Grant KISSIES awarded!

With great excitement, we may announce that Prof. Ameloot has received an E…


Ameloot Group receives ERC Proof of Concept grant!

We are delighted to announce that we received a European Research Council P…


Rob receives Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award!

Rob is honored and humbled to receive the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research…

Group News


Masaya joins the group!

Welcome Masaya!


Paul joins the group!

A warm welcome to Paul!


João joins the group!

After obtaining his Master's degree in physics engineering, João worked as…


Quentin joins the group!

After a short stay as part of his master thesis research, Quentin now joins…


Welcome Nick and Vanessa!

We welcome a new postdoc and Ph.D. student to the Amelootgroup! After compl…



Ceramic foams through 3D-printed templates @Adv. Eng. Mater.!

In this paper, powder-based three-dimensional (3D) printing was combined wi…


Molecular layer deposition of MOFs @Chem. of Mat.!

Vapor-phase film deposition of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) would facili…


CVD and HR patterning of highly conductive 2D polymer film @JACS!

Crystalline coordination polymers with high electrical conductivities and c…


Tunable luminescence from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons confined in ZIFs @Adv. Opt. Mat.!

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) can provide a variety of nanocompartments f…


Vapor-assisted powder synthesis and oriented MOF-CVD thin films of HKUST-1 @Inorg. Chem.!

In this paper, we report the development of a vapor-assisted synthesis meth…


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