The research group is part of the Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering (MaTCh) and has a large amount of experimental and characterization facilities at its disposal for both research and service purposes. The research and provided services focus on three topics:

  • the study of the interaction of materials with hydrogen
  • the study of degradation of materials by interaction with their environment
  • the study of high-temperature metallurgical processes from both a modelling and experimental approach


The following services can be provided


The Sustainable Materials Science group possesses a 'SME e-wallet' (Kmo-portefeuille) profile, which allows entrepreneurs to get financial aid when contracting with us. More information.


Please contact dr. ir. Aurélie Laureys or Elien Wallaert for questions regarding services:

They can both be reached via the following e-mail address:

or by phone: tel.: +32 9 331 04 18 (Aurélie Laureys) or +32 9 331 04 52 (Elien Wallaert) or +32 9 331 04 38 (secretary)