Annick Hubin wishes to welcome you to our new website
Let me introduce you to the wondrous world of ‘Electrochemical and Surface Engineering’. Our team of professors, postdoctoral researchers, Ph.D. students, engineers, economists, supported by a professional technical and administrative staff wants to contribute to the societal and technological challenges of the 21st century. With a strong emphasis on durability and sustainability our focus is on the development of the next generation of high performing and multifunctional metal surfaces and their applications. Why? Because some of the key mineral resources in our economy will be exhausted in the next few years if exploited at the present rates. Because corrosion of metals is yearly costing approximately 1 to 5 percent of a nation’s GNP, based on direct costs only. Because renewable energy sources call revolutionary energy storage systems. How? By our teaching, educating the engineers of tomorrow. By our research, learning how to modify, analyze and model bulk metal surfaces (on the nanometer scale), nanoparticles and -wires in interaction with their environment. By our services to third parties, sharing our knowledge with industrial partners and societal organizations.
On this website, you will be guided through all facets of SURF. Who are the people behind SURF, which exciting news and events do we have to announce, which projects are we engaged in, which equipment can we place at your disposal, which courses do we teach?
Do not hesitate to contact us if you want to know more.
For the fourth year in a row, the SURF research group organized a doctoral school “Corrosion: from analysis to modelling”. The doctoral school took place at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel from 6th of February till 10th of February and was a big success.