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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.



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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


Giel's research in the spotlight @Bio-ingenieus

Giel's research is featured in the new issue of Bio-ingenieus (p4-5) showca…


Lotte joins the group!

We are pleased to welcome a new PhD student to the Ameloot Group!


Miriam joins the group!

We are pleased to welcome a new postdoc to the Ameloot group!


Hanne successfully defends her Ph.D.!

Congratulations Dr. Vanduffel! After successfully completing the public def…


Leen joins the group as doctoral candidate!

After writing her Master's thesis at the Ameloot group working on integrati…



3D Printed Power Source for Point-of-Care Diagnostics @Advanced Engineering Materials!

Point-of-care (POC) devices require more advanced detection techniques than…


Vapor-assisted synthesis of the MOF-74 family @Dalton Trans.!

In this work, we investigate the vapor-assisted synthesis of the metal-orga…


Digital halftoning for printer-independent SLA of functionally graded materials @Cell Rep. Phys. Sci.!

Grayscale masks have been applied in high-end stereolithography (SLA) 3D pr…


Thin film capacitor geometries for VOC detection @ ACS Sensors!

Their chemical diversity, uniform pore sizes, and large internal surface ar…


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