The University of Antwerp (UA) is the third largest university in Flanders, Belgium, established in 2003, after the merger of three smaller universities. UA has about 20,000 students and is characterised by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research, and entrepreneurial approach. UA has 30 academic bachelor programmes, 69 master programmes, 20 master-after-master programmes and 22 postgraduates. In addition, there are 26 programmes completely taught in English (1 bachelor, 16 master, 6 master-after-master and 3 postgraduate programmes).
The research group of Sustainable Energy, Air and Water Technology (DuEL) is part of the Department of Bioscience Engineering and was created in 2007 by Prof. Silvia Lenaerts. DuEL focuses on the sustainable energy, air and water technology with impact on both industry and society. In the nine years following the foundation of the research group, the research group has evolved into an internationally recognized, competitive and sought-after centre for research on sustainable energy, air and water technology. As part of the Bioscience Engineering Department, we strive to conduct research on the whole value chain from fundamental and basic research aspects up to technological solutions (up to TRL 6) for real life issues that matter.
As an engineering department we are aware of our responsibility towards society by considering research topics that are socially relevant, useful, and valuable.