Videos

Pieter
Vanpaemel
KU Leuven
Vlerick

The social influence of digitale interfaces

Do Google Home, Alexa and Siri have a social impact on our behaviour? Can they encourage us to drive more safely or convince us to exercise more often? That is what Pieter Vanpaemel (Vlerick Business School - KU Leuven) researches in his doctorate.
Nicholas
Vijverman
UGent
Vlerick

Circular economy: how to produce sustainably?

"If we think in circles, we start producing and consuming differently. In his research, Nicholas Vijverman (Vlerick Business School - University of Ghent) studies how we can engage everyone - from government, producer to consumer - in the circular economy. ♻️
Lynn
Verkroost
UGent

How a faulty electric motor can still work

"Keep the car running" is not only one of the biggest hits of Canadian rock band the Arcade Fire, it's also the theme of Lynn Verkroost PhD research. This Universiteit Gent-engineer wants to prevent electric cars from stopping completely when the engine breaks down.
Lode
Daelemans
UGent

Materials that can withstand a rough ride

When you think of textiles, you probably think of t-shirts, carpets or perhaps even parachutes. But did you know that even parts of the fuselage of an airplane could be made from textiles?
Charlotte
Vets
UAntwerpen

Charging your smartphone less frequently thanks to carbon nanotubes

Is the battery of your smartphone draining quickly? Charlotte Vets wants to ensure that our smartphone battery lasts longer. How? By focusing on new, tiny components that are up to 1,000 times smaller than a hair: carbon nanotubes.
Mihir
Gupta
imec
KU Leuven

Personalized medicine using computer chip technology

"Why is it that there are so many different sizes of clothes?  Simple, because one size cannot fit all. But how come our medical treatments  are not customized and tailored to each patients biological needs?" That's what Mihir Gupta is working on at imec and KU Leuven.
Bram
Steenwinckel
imec
UGent

Explaining faults by fusing artificial intelligence with expert knowledge

So-called "smart devices" aren't always as smart as you might think. Bram Steenwinckel (imec - Universiteit Gent) fuses artificial intelligence with the knowledge of experts to make them smarter.
Jacopo
Sala
imec
KU Leuven

Window solar panels

"If we would cover the entire surface of Portugal with solar panels , this would generate enough energy to power the entire world. But of course, no Portuguese would ever allow this. But what about using their windows?" Jacopo Sala talks about new generation of solar panels.
Balakumar
Baskaran
imec
KU Leuven

Zooming-in on the nanoscale

"In the early days, a computer was the size of a storage room. But today, this computer wouldn't stand a chance against the smartphone in your pocket" How is this even possible? Well, thanks to the nanotechnology inside your smartphone. In his PhD Balakumar Baskaran zooms in on the nanoscale
Anastasiia
Kruv
imec
KU Leuven

Skyscrapers in your gadgets

New smartphones and laptops with increased memory capacity are released all the time. We've become used to have more storage available at a lower price continuously. Anastassiia Kruv (imec) explains how scientist and engineers are constantly challenged to assure this trend.
Ingmar
Dasseville
KU Leuven

Your laws? My laws? Our laws!

Computer scientist Ingmar Dasseville (KU Leuven) tries to ensure that our tax money is spent more efficiently. How? By developing computer languages that our government can use, for example, to develop more efficient and thus cheaper tax software.
Marjolein
Deryck
KU Leuven

The pot of gold at the end of the decision

Marjolein Deryck (KU Leuven) build bridges between academia and industry. How? By translating the knowledge of experts into customized computer systems, so that companies, but also governments, can make decisions more efficiently.