In situ synthesis and anchoring of gold and titania nanoparticles on metal organic frameworks Ghent University
In this project water stable MOFs will be synthesized. In a second step the MOFs will be applied as host matrixes for the anchoring of gold and titania nanoparticles which will be synthesized in situ in the MOF framework. The resulting NP@MOF materials will be evaluated as catatalysts in the epoxidation of different olefins and as a photocatalyst.
Barriers and carriers for non-viral delivery of mRNA to induce transient protein expression in the retina: the hurdles of the inner limiting membrane and innate immunity versus the potential of mRNA self-amplification. Ghent University
The intravitreal delivery of mRNA packaged into nanoparticles to reach the inner retina is mainly hindered by the inner limiting membrane and the innate immunity that detects and destroys mRNA. Therefore, several goals were set up: (1) design small nanoparticles (<80 nm), (2) evaluation of selfamplifying
mRNA, (3) mRNA combined with innate immunity inhibitors and (4) mRNA vs. Selfamplifying mRNA.
On the Adsorption of Organosulfur Compounds from Liquid Fuels by Carbon Nanoparticles, Modified Carbon Cloth and Activated Carbon: An Equilibrium and Kinetic Study Hasselt University
Genetic-manipulation-free photothermal stimulation and enhanced photothermal ablation of cardiomyocytes; new and safer tool to cure cardiac arrhythmias. University of Antwerp
New and safer tools to cure cardiac arrhythmias through genetic-manipulation-free photothermal stimulation and enhanced photothermal ablation of cardiomyocytes. University of Antwerp
Fast and efficient electron tomography for high-throughput, nondestructive and real-time three-dimensional imaging. University of Antwerp
A fundamental study of nucleation and growth during thermal and plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition of noble metals using in situ synchtron-based characterization techniques. Ghent University
This project aims at an improved understanding of atomic layer deposition (ALD) of noble metals. In situ x-ray fluorescence and scattering techniques will be used to obtain insights in the formation of nanoparticles during the initial growth phase. The coarsening behavior of the nanoparticles at elevated temperatures and the effect of stabilizingultrathin ALD coatings will be studied as well.
Novel synthesis routes for monodisperse Hf- and Ta-oxide nanoparticles and their use as pinning centra in coated conductors Ghent University
The synthesis of small sized oxide particles with narrow size distribution and high crystallinity is essential in the application; their use as artificial pinning centers in superconducting coatings. An enhanced pinning force is envisaged, leading to increased current carrying abilities, by the introduction of nanocrystals comparable to the coherence length (2-5 nm).