FEARS is the premier meeting place for researchers at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.

At the 2023 FEA Research Symposium you can expect:

  • a variety of scientific sessions to present your work and discover the research of your peers.
  • enjoy yourself and get to know your colleagues during the coffee breaks and reception with food and drinks.
  • discover (applied) research in industry during one of the round table sessions.
  • become an active organizer and receive doctoral school credits.
  • (MSc Students) discover why you should start a PhD during the PhD info session.

Be fierce.
Show your research.

FEARS 2023

Why participate?

FEARS is the ideal place to meet your fellow FEA researchers and discover their work. There is no doubt that there are colleagues working in the faculty that you can learn from or even collaborate with – even though you might not yet have met them. It is also a unique opportunity to gain visibility in the entire faculty.

FEARS is also a great opportunity to practice your presentation skills. At the event, you will have a large audience from various backgrounds who will often asked insightful questions. FEARS even offers training for preparing your poster or pitch that can earn you credit for the Doctoral Schools!

Who is invited?

Everyone! Seriously, all (affiliated) staff of the UGent Faculty of Engineering and Architecture are invited! The event is free of charge for all FEA members, and you are also welcome to join without presenting.

In addition, FEA students are warmly invited to discover the exciting research happening in our faculty. There is no place like FEARS to learn what engineering research really is about. You will discover what amazing research is actually done by the same professors and researchers that are also teaching you. Attending will give you a head start in finding your Master's thesis topic or a career in research.

Who is organizing FEARS?

FEARS is organized by a motivited teams of PhD and Post-Doc researchers of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. A standing committee of professors and support staff privodes guidance and support for long-term continuity.

Organizing committee

  • Chair: Bruno Vanderschelden
  • Program: Nienke Dhondt, Melanie Verstraete, Miel Verkerken
  • IT: Dennis Maes, Raphael Zhizhi Yang
  • Company interaction: Ellen De Vos, Ljiljana Platisa, Nathan Van Den Bossche
  • Awards: Ellen De Vos
  • Venue: Peggy De Smet
  • Communications: Elo-Oghene Kelvin Eloho , Omid Heydarnia, Preston Donaldson, Jonas SteinBach, Tom Vanackere
  • Standing committee

    Prof. Nathan Van Den Bossche, dr. Ljiljana Platisa, dr. Femke De Backere, Prof. Herbert De Smet (FEA PR), Sabine Wittevrongel (FEA CWO), Prof. Maarten Liefooghe, Jeroen Ongenae, Peggy De Smet