Leuven.Inc Visionary seminar: 'Carbon Nanomaterials Hype or commercial reality?'

Organised by Leuven.Inc in cooperation with imec.

Carbon nanotubes (CNT) are seamless cylinders of one or more layers of graphene. The unique chemical structure of these nanotubes impart mechanical and electrical properties that are unlike any other engineering material. A massive worldwide research effort has led to the understanding of the physical properties of these materials, and to the development of efficient production processes. Industrial interest in these materials is rapidly increasing, and is reflected in the fact that the current worldwide production capacity of CNTs has reached thousands of tons per year.

This seminar will reflect on current and future commercial CNT applications ranging from battery electrodes, to automotive parts, sporting goods, and water filters, as well as on promising developments in the field of microelectronics.

Practical aspects

Date: Monday 16 December 2013
Location: imec, CAF -1.A, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven (Heverlee)   [download a routedescription to the location]


16h30: Welcome coffee
17h00: Welcome by Leuven.Inc
17h10: Carbon Nanotubes: from hype to reality
Michaël De Volder, Lecturer Cambridge University and Chairman of the programme
17h50: Is carbon the next silicon?
Marc Heyns, Program Director imec and prof. Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering KU Leuven
18h30: Coffee break
19h00: Businesscase: Carbon Nanotubes, a commercial solution for better CFRP
Michaël Claes, Global Technology Director Nanocyl
19h40: Q&A
20h00: Drinks and snacks

The interventions will be held in English

Participation fee

135 euro (excl. VAT): members of Leuven.Inc - 175 euro (excl. VAT): all others
Special fee available for Master and PhD students affiliated to and billable by KU Leuven or other universities.  Please do contact us by e-mail.
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KMO portefeuille request: for this seminar you indicate 4 training hours.


Registrations before Tuesday 10 December 2013, preferably via the online registration form (use the 'Register' button) or by email to admin@leuveninc.com (including all contact and invoice details).

After registration you will receive a confirmation and route description. The registration fee is payable after receipt of invoice. Cancellation after subscription is not possible. However, replacement by a colleague is allowed.*

* As an (Associate) Company Member you can be replaced by a colleague. As an individual Member you can only be replaced by another Individual Member. When this is not possible, Leuven.Inc will charge an extra fee for the replacement by a non-member.


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