Joseph Octave Indekeu#


Michael Huth
Email:joseph.indekeu 'at' fys.kuleuven.be
Membership Number:3840
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:jindekeu
Elected:2014
Homepage: http://itf.fys.kuleuven.be/~joi





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2015 - 2016 Sabbatical year (MIT, Stellenbosch, Hanoi, Okayama, Paramaribo, Cabo Verde)
  • 2011 - 2015 Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at KU Leuven
  • 2007 - 2009 Representative of the Academic Personnel of the Sciences and Technology in the Academic Council of KU Leuven
  • 2005 - 2007 Spokesperson for Science Communication at KU Leuven
  • 2005 - 2006 Vice-President of Educational Policy at KU Leuven
  • 2002 - 2005 Representative of the Faculty of Sciences in the Education Council of KU Leuven.
  • 2002 - 2003 President of the Belgian Physical Society
  • 2001 - present Full Professor at KU Leuven
  • 1994 - 2000 Research Director, National Fund for Scientific Research, KU Leuven
  • 1985 - 1987 Postdoctoral Fellow at RU Leiden and TU Delft, the Netherlands
  • 1983 - 1984 Postdoctoral Fulbright Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Statistical physics
  • Theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Phase transitions and critical phenomena
  • Interfaces and wetting
  • Liquid crystals
  • Superconductivity
  • Bose Einstein condensation
  • Complex networks
  • Bacterial biofilms
  • Colloid-polymer mixtures
  • Holographic superconductivity

Honours and Awards
  • 2013 Academy Prize for Science Outreach: Laureate of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts
(http://www.kvab.be/owc/owc-laureaten-2013.aspx) for a Quantum Physics cabaret, which is available as a web video (with English subtitles): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXWyIz0l7YBtqNvvieIo6FkAa5Yq-3L6V
  • 1994 - present Four Teaching Awards given by the students of physics, mathematics and informatics at KU Leuven
  • 1990 Laureate of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts
  • 1986 Laureate of the inter-university travel grant contest
  • 1983 Fulbright Scholar, Commission for Educational Exchange between the USA and Belgium
  • 1983 Honorary Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation
  • 1980 Prize of the Order of King Leopold, Belgium
  • 1975 National Laureate of the Davidsfonds Essay Contest

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