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KU Leuven Materials Research Center (LMRC)

KU Leuven Materials Research Center (LMRC)

About LMRC

The KU Leuven Materials Research Centre has been created at the end of 2005 as an interfaculty collaborative centre, providing a coordinating link between materials science and technology research groups at the
KU Leuven.
LMRC brings together a large critical mass in materials research, a unique combination of competence and know-how, an impressive and state-of-the-art infrastructure and wide variety of studied material families, processes and applications.


Mission of LMRC

The mission of LMRC is to enhance the innovative character of the top materials research present at the KU Leuven by

  • developing and disseminating a common vision on future materials research  
  • coordinating interdisciplinary materials research at and with KU Leuven  
  • strengthening the interaction with industry through its portal function
  • increasing the visibility of materials research

Participating Groups

LMRC is composed of 27 research groups spread over 3 faculties and 9 different departments (Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth ans Environmental Sciences, and Microbial and Molecular Systems).
More than 45 professors and 500 researchers are involved in the
LMRC initiative.


The variety of studied materials is extended: metals and alloys, structural ceramics, functional ceramics, composites, polymers, building materials, biomaterials, functional coatings, CNTs,…

LMRC focusses its activities on well-chosen research lines of multidisciplinary interaction within LMRC and together with the industry and other research centres.