Abstract: This postdoctoral position includes teaching and research tasks teaching tasks contain lectures and project work in the field of power transmissions:- Hydraulic systems- Modern drive technologynbsp; * Kinematics and dynamics of systemsnbsp; * Design of hydraulic systems- Automation part of industrial practice electro mechanics (Bachelor project)- Mechanical vibrations- Final projectsResearch activities focus on the further development of the research group: Control and Mechanics of Power Transmissions. This includes the application for funding and the follow up ofprojects with a strong relevance for SMEs.Research topics cover a wide field in power transmissions and drive technology dealing with bio fuels, development of machinery and drives and use of intelligent motor control in an industrial environment.nbsp; Organisations: • Department of Metallurgy and Materials E Researchers: • Dimitri Debruyne IWT-VIS-TIS-VSGP. K.U.Leuven Abstract: No English Abstract Organisations: • ESAT - ELECTA, Electrical Energy and Com Researchers: • Ronnie Belmans • Johan Driesen Evaluation of Norwegian and Swedish Aid in Support of the Rights of the Child. University of Antwerp Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between the Chr. Michelsen Institute and on the University Antwerp. The project assesses the integration of children's rights in Swedish and Norwegian development cooperation. Special attention is paid to mainstreaming. Organisations: • Law and Development Researchers: • Wouter Vandenhole Grass power Universiteit Hasselt Abstract: The management of natural areas and roadsides annually generates a large amount of grass clippings at which the removal of the cuttings gives problems. First, there is a limited capacity to composting, on the other hand the removal of clippings is a high cost for the territory site manager. The strong rise of fermentation plants in Flanders provides an opportunity to further increase throughput for clippings. Such processing is expected to be an economically interesting alternative for the disposal of grass clippings at compost companies. The market for renewable energy is, given the ambitious Flemish and European targets for 2020, up to speed. Renewable energy generated from waste management can contribute to these objectives and is a market in full development. It is not yet a mature market, as a result of which cooperation between all stakeholders is lacking today. This project seeks to expose the different actors within the field to each other through platform working, develop partnerships and further build, exchange and disseminate knowledge. Given the issue, the current market opportunity and the fact that the fermentation of grass clippings is not currently applied in practice, a group was assembled from a broad field that are directly or indirectly involved with this subject and have relevant expertise. In the project parties there are on one hand site managers and hand processors, and on the other hand knowledge institutions and regulatory government institutions, to further gear the different aspects to one other. Through partners with specialization in knowledge diffusion, a fermentation platform and a training center for green management is responded to ensure continuity and maximum dissemination of knowledge. Organisations: • Environmental Economics • Environmental Biology • Applied and Analytical Chemistry • Research Institute: Centre for Environmental Sciences Researchers: • Robert CARLEER • Alain DE VOCHT • Nele WITTERS PARTNERPROGRAMME (fase 1-JAAR 4) : Institutionele Universitaire samenwerkingsprogr. (IUS). LUIK KENYA (University of MOI) : Prof. B. MANDERICK : Universitaire ontwikkelingssamenwerking tss VUB en andere Ontwikkelingslanden (2007- 2012) Vrije Universiteit Brussel Abstract: Coordination of programmes is a crucial activity that determines the success or failure of any particular programme. The VLIR-UOS foresaw such need and established PSU unit to oversee the Management and Coordination activities of the programme. The unit aims at overseeing the smooth running of the six selected projects in accordance to their planned activities. Specifically the unit will: provide leadership/administrative, technical and methodological support to the projects to undergo proper programme cycle Management (PCM), monitor the activities, network the programme internally (instutionalise) and externally with relevant donors/institutions/departments, solicit new funding for the programme, ensure effective communication both internally and externally and ensure that the programme links to the strategic thinking of the institution. Organisations: • Informatics and Applied Informatics Researchers: • Bernard MANDERICK Betere GGZ : betere geestelijke gezondheidszorg. K.U.Leuven Abstract: A large organisational change in further reconversion to community mental health care in Belgium is planned to take place from 2011 on, as stipulated in the Law Article 107. Lucas-K.U.Leuven is commissioned to conduct the research on staff capacity building, tools for quality monitoringand communication, and the process and outcome measurement in support of this reform. In transforming mental health care towards a more person-centred approach to service delivery, staff will need to be re-trained to reflect recovery principles in every encounter with service users and their family. How to involve service users at each step of the process, working in an outreach setting rather than a residential environment andhow to build on self-control and hope instead of focusing on symptom management, are examples of shifts in practice to make. These are not evident changes for staff and management Board without the aid of training programmes and supervision. Lucas conducts the research for thisrefo
Organisations: • LUCAS - Centre for Care Research and Con Researchers: • Chantal Van Audenhove Managing in uncertain times Universiteit Hasselt Abstract: The Flemish government has a fairly complete set of instruments to support companies. Yet it is true that companies that have already been assisted in preparing a strategic plan implement this not much. In the difficult economic climate it is important that companies retain their strategic focus to secure their future and to ensure continuity. In a period of 24 months we want to assist 79 SMEs to implement their strategic plans. Organisations: • Governance • Research Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Researchers: • Tinne LOMMELEN • Raf SLUISMANS Doorstorting van gelden van UZ Brussel naar VUB. Gids naar een betere ggz door de realisatie van zorgcircuits en zorgnetwerken. Onderzoeksprogramma 2011: Hervorming geestelijke gezondheidszorg door implementatie van art.107 van de wet op ziekenhuize... Vrije Universiteit Brussel Abstract: No English abstract Organisations: • Medical Sociology Researchers: • MARCUS LEYS Sterycat: The effect of early-age neutering of cats on their health and well-being Ghent University Abstract: Neutering before the sexual maturity can be performed to prevent unwanted cats. In this research anaesthetic and surgical protocols are refined. During 24 months there is a follow-up of the cats to determine the effect of early-age neutering on the occurrence of some clinical complications (obesitas, FLUTD, bone fractures), well-being and the development of their behaviour. Organisations: • Departement of Medicine and clinical biology of small animals Researchers: • Hilde De Rooster ICVS: Intelligent Control of weaving machines with Vision Systems Ghent University Abstract: For the continuous improvement of woven fabric quality, the current feedback method is fabric inspection. This is now most of the time done by a human operator and comes along with slow feedback and production losses. In this project the fabric quality is optimized through an interactive vision system, based on powerful image analysis tools Organisations: • Departement of Textiles Researchers: • Lieva Van Langenhove Creation of a Reference Centre for Congentital Facial Cleft (CFC) and Benign Jaw Tumours (BJT) Ghent University Abstract: This project is a joint effort with the Plastic Surgery Department of CoRSU Hospital (Kampala-Ug). We research the cleft surgery patients (Prof K. Van Lierde) and the group of benign mandibular tumours (Prof. H. Vermeersch). This clinical cooperation facilitates our endeavour to try to help realise an Mmed Programm Plastic Surgery (Mbarara) and a Master Programm in Speech Therapy (Makarere). Organisations: • Department of Oto-rhino-laryngology and logopaedic-audiologic sciences Researchers: • Hubert Vermeersch Scanning Spreading Resistance Microscopy for TCAD calibration in sub-45nm CMOS technologies. K.U.Leuven Abstract: For 45nm node and beyond, the precise 2D-location and activation of dopants in device are of extreme importance. These 2D-profiles caused by many overlapping dopant incorporation steps (LDD, HDD and Halo) and subject to various thermal annealing steps. Process simulators TCAD being used to accurately predict spatial dopant distribution are becoming extremely complex and require a careful calibration of all 2D-interactions before being suitable for accurate process simulation and optimization. Sucha fine tuning and calibration inevitably requires extensive analysis of2D-dopant/ carrier profiles with extreme spatial resolution (1-2nm) andsensitivity. Recent work has demonstrated that Scanning Spreading Resistance Microscopy (SSRM) is closely matching these requirements and couldbe used for TCAD optimization. The doctoral research intends to further optimize the experimental SSRM procedures, the fundamental analysis ofunderlying electrostatics and device physics (role of surface states, Organisations: • Nuclear and Radiation Physics Section Researchers: • Wilfried Vandervorst • Aftab Nazir Scientific research on food safety, health and animal welfare (EMBRYOSCREEN).