Study renewable energy sources and develop new smart grids to better manage our energy consumption, whether fossil or renewable.

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Through its laboratories, the CESAM (Complex and Entangled Systems from Atoms to Materials) research unit integrates a coherent set of theoretical and experimental expertise that favours a multidisciplinary approach in its research work on systems ranging from the individual atom to the most complex materials. CESAM thus develops basic and applied research activities in fields divided into 5 areas of expertise:

  • Macromolecular chemistry (CERM)
  • Chemistry of inorganic materials with controlled microstructure (GREENMAT)
  • Soft matter physics and complex systems (GRASP)
  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics (IPNAS)
  • Physics of quantum materials (Q-Mat)



The Montefiore Institute is the electricity, electronics and IT department of the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University of Liège. It is active in a range of basic and applied research topics in various fields: information and communication technologies, computer science, electronics, power systems and mathematical applications.

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The interdisciplinary research unit SPHERES, which covers both the exact, applied, social and economic sciences, seeks to research the different spheres that make up the Earth: the atmosphere (climate, composition, traffic, ambient air), the hydrosphere (rivers, the polar cap, aquifer), the biosphere (biocenosis, ecosystem, agriculture, biodiversity), the geosphere (geomorphology, geo-risk, surface processes), the technosphere (geomatics, satellite positioning, remote sensing, smart cities, energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable construction) and the anthroposphere (habitat, territory, economic geography, governance and citizen participation).

The SPHERES unit has a threefold mission:

  • To study their operation and interaction on the fundamental and applied levels;
  • To consider the dynamic relationship between humankind and its environment;
  • To contribute to the sustainable and intelligent development of Society.



The research activities of the Urban and Environmental Engineering Research Unit are all related to urban and environmental engineering. They are structured around 4 interrelated axes, based on a dynamic understanding of the urban environment. These 4 axes are transversal to the department and to the different sectors that make it up: Design of buildings, structures and transport networks, Materials and effective management of resources, Risk and environmental engineering, human activities and built environment.


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