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.



One of the core activities of LCT is the development of multi-scale models, allowing the simulation and design of chemical processes. Multi-scale modeling has been successfully applied to numerous refining and (petro)chemical processes. It has proven to be a very powerful tool for process optimization and intensification, leading to immediate cost reduction or reducing time to market for new processes. As such, the developed models for chemical processes have a huge economic value.

The in-house developed codes for the multi-scale models can be made available to both academic and industrial partners through non-exclusive, annual licenses. Furthermore, within a bilateral research project these multi-scale models can also be customized to a partner’s specific needs.

Based on the LCT expertise on multi-scale modeling, one spin-off has been created (Avgi(external link)) while a second one is under development.

Stijn Dekeukeleire(external link)


LCT has built up as sophisticated and extensive up-to-date infrastructure which can also be made available to third parties.

Among others this involves: