Review of 2022

Happy New Year

2022 has been a year of many firsts. Most importantly, it is the year I started as a tenure track professor (i.e. assistant professor) starting the QuATOMs group at Hasselt University. In addition, this is the first year the new master materiomics program at UHasselt was provided. In this program, I’m responsible for the theoretical and computational components of materials research, and thus teaching several new classes which are unique in the world. Next year, the second master year will start, with more classes to create.

But before we launch into these new and interesting times, lets look back at 2022 one last time, keeping up with  tradition. What have I done during the last year of academic merit.

1. Publications: +4 (and currently a handful in progress)

2. Cover publication: +1

Cover Polymer International: Machine learning on small data sets, application on UV curable inks.

Cover Polymer International: Machine learning on small data sets, application on UV curable inks.

  • Danny E.P. Vanpoucke, Marie A.F. Delgove, Jules Stouten, Jurrie Noordijk, Nils De Vos, Kamiel Matthysen, Geert G.P. Deroover, Siamak Mehrkanoon, and Katrien V. Bernaerts,
    Polymer International 71(8), i-i (2022),
    doi: 10.1002/pi.6434 {IF(2021)=3.213}

3. Project proposals accepted: +1

  • Digitization of lignin polyurethane development (DigiLignin), in a consortium with Maastricht University and VITO.

4. Completed refereeing tasks: +12

  • Optical Materials
  • Journal of Applied Physics (2x)
  • Frontiers in Physics
  • Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (2x)
  • Diamond and Related Materials (6x)

5. Conferences & seminars: +3/+1 (Attended & Organised)

With regard to conferences, 2022 was the year everyone wanted to go back to “normalcy”, though COVID is still very much present.

  • SBDD XXVI, Hasselt University, Belgium, March 9th-11th, 2022 [poster presentation, PhD student]
  • BPS-2022, Tabloo Science expo (SCK-CEN), Belgium, May 18th, 2022 [oral presentation]
  • DFT-2022: 19th International Conference on Density Functional Theory and its Applications, Brussels, Belgium, August 28th-September 2nd, 2022. [member of National Organization Committee; poster]
  • VUB-virtual seminar @ALGC group (F. De Proft), Online, November 29th, 2022 [invited seminar presentation]

6. Current size of HIVE:

  • 62K lines of program (code: 69 %)
  • ~100 files
  • 50 (command line) options

7. Hive-STM program:

And now, upward and onward, a new year, a fresh start.

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