W&T3: Condensed Matter and Physical Chemistry

The scope of the Expertpanel W&T3 covers fundamental research in the (bio)physical and chemical aspects of matter and materials: theoretical and experimental determination of properties, synthesis and characterization of materials (from bulk down to nanoscale), computational models and advanced measurement techniques.

More in detail:

  • Inhomogeneous, disordered, and partially ordered systems
  • Structure, structural phase transitions, defects, mechanical properties of/ in materials & structure-property relationships
  • Physics and chemistry of surfaces and interfaces
  • Theory and characterization of low-dimensional systems
  • Magnetism, superfluidity and superconductivity
  • Electronic structure of materials
  • Photonics
  • Chemical and biophysics & physical chemistry from bulk to nanoscale
  • Polymer and soft matter physics
  • Theoretical physics and chemistry
  • Spectroscopic and microscopic techniques





Peeters François

Universiteit Antwerpen



Hofkens Johan

KU Leuven



Arbiol Jordi


Bougerol Catherine


Bultinck Patrick

Universiteit Gent

Detavernier Christophe

Universiteit Gent

De Graeve Iris

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Hardy An

Universiteit Hasselt

Misawa Hiroaki

Hokkaido University (JP)

Sastre German


Scherf Ullrich

Bergische Universität Wuppertal (DE)

Tuomisto Filip

Aalto University (FI)

Verbeeck Johan

Universiteit Antwerpen

Volpe Giovanni

University of Gothenburg