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Ward Quaghebeur happily posing next to the jury members
Jan 2023

On 11 January 2023, Ward Quaghebeur successfully defended his Doctoral Thesis, another milestone in BIOMATH.

About Ward:

After having obtained his master degree…

Dorien Gaublomme and the members of the jury
Jan 2023

BIOMATH proudly announces: Dorien Gaublomme successfully defended her Doctoral Thesis on 20 December 2022!

About Dorien:

Dorien obtained her master degree in Bioscience Engineering with speciality in Environmental Technology in 2012 at Ghent…

Alejandra posing with the jury
Oct 2022

BIOMATH is proud to announce that on the 26th of October, 2022, Alejandra Barrera Jiménez has succesfully defended her Doctoral Thesis!

About Alejandra:

PhD reception
May 2022


Concrete is one of the most produced substances in the world. Its existence therefore comes with gargantuan economic and environmental implications. Cement -the hydraulic binder that makes the transition from a fluid to a hardened state possible- is arguably the most important and most…

Online defense Michael Ghijs
May 2020

On the 6th of May, 2020, Michael Ghijs successfully defended his PhD online! Find below the content and the full PhD dissertation at the bottom of the page.


Content: In the transition of the pharmaceutical industry to…