Chemical Technology

The Laboratory for Chemical Technology (LCT) integrates chemical science and engineering in its research on catalysis, polymerization, kinetics, reactor design and process design. LCT is part of the Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University in Belgium and member of the Centre for Sustainable Chemistry (CSC) of Ghent University. LCT aims at research excellence and bottom-up innovation in the framework of technological, industrial, and societal challenges.


Twice a year, in September and February, the Laboratory For Chemical Technology organizes a specialist course. Junior researchers and PhD students will receive basic introduction to the chemical engineering concepts. The focus will be on chemical reactor and reaction engineering with particular attention to catalysis and polymerization reactions. The reactors in which these reactions are investigated range from ideal, laboratory scale equipments to the simulations of commercial scale applications.

The aim of the course is introducing junior researchers to various aspects in the broad field of chemical engineering: chemical reactors, kinetic modelling, catalysis, polymers, acquisition of experimental data etc. The LCT faculty found out that such an introductory course to its core expertise is beneficial/required for starting PhD students in chemical engineering.

Some topics that will be discussed are: 

- Introducing LCT- prof. dr. K.Van Geem
- Measurements techniques- prof. dr. K. Van Geem
- CleanChem a Ugent business develpoment center- dr. S. Dekeukeleire
- Software tools, archive, SharePoint, Software library- K. De Ras
- Catalysis- prof. dr. M. Saeys
- Characterization techniques in catalysis- dr. H. Poelman
- Kinetic modeling and regression analysis- prof. dr. J. Thybaut
- Transport phenomena by CFD- prof. dr. G. Heynderickx
- Tutorial: OpenFaom- S. Madanakishani 
- Stoichiometry, thermodynamics and kinetics- prof. dr. P. Van Steenberge
- Basics of Chemical reactor design - prof. dr. P. Van Steenberge 
- Interaction between transport and reaction - prof. dr. P. Van Steenberge 
- Tutorial: Post processing of experimental kinetic data- L. Vargette 
- Tutorial: Application of the Eurokin spreadsheet- M. Aly
- Polymerization- prof. dr. D. D'hooge 


The next IP2E course will occur on February 2024. For more information, please contact info.lct@ugent.be