COSMIC Summer School: 4-8 September 2017, Leuven

Summer School in Ultrasound and Microwaves for Chemical Processing – Ultrasound & Microwave Technologies

The aim of this Summer School is to bring about 40 PhD students and postdocs together to learn and discuss about the application of ultrasound and microwaves for chemical processing. The summer school consists of 9 lectures (60 min lecture + 30 min of Q&A), 3 practical lab sessions (2h30 for each session) and a company visit to MEAM (microwave technology provider in Herk de Stad). The lecturers are world class experts.


  1. Introduction to ultrasound technology
  2. Introduction to microwave technology
  3. Ultrasound reactor characterisation
  4. Ultrasound assisted separation processes
  5. The influence of MW and US irradiation in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts
  6. Microwave enhanced inorganic chemistry
  7. Microwave-assisted organic synthesis
  8. The use of microwaves in industrial applications (general)
  9. The use of microwaves in industrial applications (applications)
  10. Combined use of ultrasound and microwaves & scaling up
  11. Microwave chemistry (Anton-Paar)
Photo’s by Mumin Enis Leblebici