Who are we ? 

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Dr. Tanguy Van Regemorter

The manager of MANETCO (Materials and new technologies) is an industrial engineer from the Meurice Institute (chemical process) who will do his doctoral thesis at the University of Uppsala (Sweden). As part of a Marie Curie European research project - projects that promote the exchange, training and mobility of European researchers - he has worked on diamond synthesis with about ten partners and has developed a theoretical model around the surface chemistry of diamonds.

He did his thesis during 4 years and after its presentation, he became a doctor in materials chemistry. In 2009, he joined the University of Mons and the Materials Chemistry Laboratory of UMons directed by Roberto Lazzaroni, where he works on the modelling of the interface between inorganic (ceramic compounds) and organic electronic layers (dyes or plastics, for example). In particular, he will study photovoltaics and technologies for "painting" solar LED plates and flexible diodes.

Expertises : Additive Manufacturing - Prototyping - Materials Sciences - Surface Chemistry - Chemical Engineering

Dr. Sami Yunus

Freelance inventor - Sami Yunus Lab  

Sami Yunus holds a degree in chemical sciences and a doctorate in organic physical chemistry (ULB). His "free electron" career in research has enabled him to acquire knowledge in other fields such as electronics, computer science, mechanics and materials science. He has completed two post-doctoral fellowships with physicists in molecular electronics, and a third post-doctoral fellowship - with engineers - on chemical sensors. He has also conducted applied research on biological sensors with microbiologists and physicians.

The man who frequents the most prestigious laboratories, such as CERN or the microelectronics laboratories of the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL), was a qualified researcher at the CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche), the Italian equivalent of our FNRS, for two years (2002-2004) where he worked in the laboratories of Nobel Prize winners Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta.E

Expertises : Prototypes - Materials Sciences - Automation - Vision - Photonic - (Bio-)sensors 

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"Imagine an infinite creation space - halfway between the "fablab" and the "hacker space" - piloted by very high level scientists who, in order to meet the new challenges of the industry, develop elegant technological solutions (manufacturing of microstructured parts, surface functionalization, process automation), print in 3D its own equipment and control in real time the results of its prototypes. Before accompanying companies in the industrialization of processes as exotic as microfluidics or continuous chemistry.

Stop imagining: it's all very real. When Tanguy Van Regemorter, PhD in Materials Chemistry from Uppsala University (specializing in materials science, surface chemistry, new technologies and business development) and Sami Yunus, PhD in Organic Physical Chemistry (specializing in materials science, prototypes, automation and biosensors) met, they quickly formed a key pair capable of identifying the right solution to accelerate the development of industrial equipment.

But they are much more than high-level "makers": they also offer their clients a "global understanding of the innovation process, including time and cost constraints beyond the technological challenges to ensure that the final solution is affordable and respects production constraints".

I had a childhood dream," says Sami. To create a research centre. When I saw the reality, I said to myself, 'Let's do it differently. And they did. To the delight of industrialists."

Presentation made by Philippe Crêteur from Innovatech