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.

About us

The Laboratory for Chemical Technology (LCT) is one of the few research centers that can claim to fully cover the chemical engineering research field from molecule to chemical plant.

The research is focused on the design of new and the optimization of existing industrial processes in the field of transport fuels, energy carriers and functional materials. New feedstocks, e.g. renewables, new processes, e.g. controlled radical polymerization and vortex reactor technology, and new functional materials, e.g. nanostructured polymers and catalysts are aimed at.