Electrospinning is a technique to create nano-scopic fibers and non-woven membranes. Thanks to the small size of the ejected fibers, the produced structures exhibit a high surface-to-volume ratio and a high porosity. It is a highly flexible technique in terms of materials, as nanostructures can be made from a wide range of polymers, including natural and synthetic polymers.

Electrospinning is becoming increasingly important in many industrial sectors.

During this breakfast session, we will review the energy, filtration, and health sectors and the interest of electrospinning for them.

Programme

What is electrospinning?

Olivier Jolois, Centexbel

Although electrospinning is a fairly simple system to implement, it requires a fine control of the environmental parameters, as well as of the polymers that are used. Oliver will describe the principle of electrospinning, the different parameters to master, and the way to master them. We will further discuss the different polymers that can be transformed by electrospinning and their uses.


Development of electrospun PVDF based Membranes as Separator for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Dr. Cédric Calberq, Université de Liège

Rechargeable batteries are of considerable interest as energy storage systems, an essential technology in the energy transition perspective. In order to design finer and more efficient batteries, electrospun membranes are of great interest. Cédric will present the latest results of the University of Liege on the development of electrospun membranes as separator for Lithium-Ion batteries.


Filtration and electrospinning

Olivier Jolois, Centexbel

As air filtration has become crucial  in both the industry and public health sector, Olivier will discuss the fundamentals of filtration, as well as the interest and possible benefits of electrospinning in these domains.


Electrospinning for medical applications

Rémi Tilkin, Centexbel

Electrospinning has seen increasing interest in recent decades and is currently being investigated for a wide range of medical applications, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Electrospun membranes are of particular interest for tissue reconstruction and active substance release. Rémi will provide an overview of different applications of electrospinning for medical applications.

Fees and Conditions

Centexbel members: 100 euro

Other participants: 120 euro


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Registration no. Centexbel DV.O101549

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After registration you will receive an invoice for payment, including 21% VAT. Any cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds will be given for cancellations after 5 days before the start of the session. Participants may be replaced by another person at any time. In this case no extra costs will be charged. Please do pass on the change of name.