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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.

Master Thesis Subjects

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Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

Accelerating steam cracking electrification: unsteady computational fluid dynamics reactor design

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Mike Bonheure

An interpretable machine learning approach coupled with microkinetic modeling to enhance light olefin production in Fischer Tropsch Synthesis

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut; Jeroen Poissonnier

Coach(es): Anoop Chakkingal

Analyzing Big Data: MEXAS on Ni-Fe Methane Dry Reforming Catalysts

Supervisor(s): Vladimir V. Galvita; Hilde Poelman

Coach(es): Valentijn De Coster

CFD-DEM investigation of a gas-solid vortex reactor geometry for the Oxidative Coupling of Methane

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem; Geraldine J. Heynderickx

Coach(es): Florian Wéry

CO2 assisted Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Ethane: experimental investigation and preliminary kinetic modelling

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut

Coach(es): Yonggang Cheng

Funding: C123

Coke formation simulation during steam cracking

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem; Marie-Françoise Reyniers

Coach(es): Jia Zhang

Computer-aided molecular reconstruction of renewable building blocks from the reductive catalytic fractionation (RCF) of lignin

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut; Ana Bjelić

Coach(es): Lucas Iván Garbarino

Funding: Next-Bioref

Conformational Data Augmentation for Machine Learning-Based Molecular Property Predictions with Chemical Accuracy

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem; Maarten K. Sabbe

Coach(es): Maarten Dobbelaere

Funding: FWO

Dehydration of biomass-derived butanediols into green 1,3-butadiene: Single-Event MicroKinetic model construction and process design

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut; Jeroen Poissonnier

Coach(es): Pieter Janssens

Funding: Moonshot GREEN-B2B

Development of novel CO2 Sorbents for Integrated Capture and Methanation

Supervisor(s): Mark Saeys

Coach(es): Lukas Hiel; Parviz Yazdani

Experimental and kinetic modelling study of gas-phase pyrolysis of lignin model compounds: p-coumaryl alcohol and coniferyl alcohol

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Liang Li

Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Plastic Waste Thermochemical Recycling in the Vortex Reactor

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Bahman Goshayeshi

Experimental and theoretical analysis of OCM catalyst deactivation

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut; Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Parviz Yazdani; Yonggang Cheng

Funding: H2020PTIMA/H2020C123

Experimental Investigation on Oxidative Coupling of Methane (OCM) in Reactive Gas-Solid Vortex Reactor (RGSVR)

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Sangram Roy

Experimental study of ex-situ catalytic pyrolysis of ground tire rubber (GTR) and devulcanized ground tire rubber (dGTR)

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Mehrdad Seifali Abbas-Abadi

Gas-liquid hydrodynamics and mass transfer in a gas-liquid vortex reactor for CO2 capture

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem; Geraldine J. Heynderickx

Coach(es): Yi Ouyang; Siyuan Chen

Investigating the effect of furnace material and feedstock composition on coke formation in steam cracking reactions

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Hamed Mohamadzadeh Shirazi

Kinetic Modeling of Fast Pyrolysis of Solid Plastic Waste

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem; Paul Van Steenberge

Coach(es): Onur Dogu

Kinetic modelling of anisole hydrodeoxygenation using NiCu catalysts

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut

Coach(es): Tom Vandevyvere

Funding: FWO

Kinetics evaluation and large-scale reactor model development for 2,3 butanediol dehydration into 1,3-butadiene

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut; Jeroen Poissonnier

Coach(es): Beruk Alemu Bekele; Pieter Janssens

Kinetics investigation of methane oxidation over manganese oxide catalysts

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut; Ana Bjelić

Coach(es): Reza Monjezi

Funding: Cop-cat

Leveraging machine learning potentials for the design of Fe- and Co-based CO2 to jet fuel catalysts

Supervisor(s): Mark Saeys

Coach(es): Konstantijn Rommens

Funding: Odysseus

Life cycle assessment of alternative olefin production technologies using waste derived feedstock

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Oleksii Mynko

Machine learning approach coupled with microkinetic modeling to enhance light olefin production in Fischer Tropsch Synthesis

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut; Jeroen Poissonnier

Coach(es): Anoop Chakkingal

Funding: Psyche

Mechanical recycling of plastic films, a correlation between recycled stream composition and recycling quality (processability and performance)

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Kevin M. Van Geem

Funding: H2020 MSCA ITN C-PlaNeT

Model-driven catalyst design for ethanol dehydration into ethylene

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut

Coach(es): Jeroen Poissonnier; Ana Bjelić

Modelling of degradable vinyl polymer production

Supervisor(s): Paul Van Steenberge; Mariya Edeleva

Coach(es): Kyann De Smit

Power-to-olefins: electrification of steam cracking

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Mike Bonheure

Funding: FWO

Pulsed laser (co)polymerization experiments and simulations to enhance industrial polymer synthesis

Supervisor(s): Dagmar R. D'hooge; Yoshi Marien

Coach(es): Mariya Edeleva

Pyrolysis of small heteroatomic compounds in steam cracking: a combined modelling and experimental study

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem; Ruben Van de Vijver

Coach(es): Jeroen Aerssens

Reactor and process modelling of ethylene hydroformylation over a heterogenized catalyst

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut; Jeroen Poissonnier

Coach(es): Sébastien Siradze

Funding: C123

Theoretical and modelling study of biomass pyrolysis reactions

Supervisor(s): Ruben Van de Vijver; Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Ruben Van de Vijver

Towards generalized and improved criteria for gas-liquid reactions in the instantaneous regime modeled by non-stagnant interphase mass transfer

Supervisor(s): René Bos ; Joris W. Thybaut

Coach(es): Pieter Janssens; Jeroen Poissonnier

Towards Model-Guided Catalyst Design in Catalytic Pyrolysis of Plastic Waste

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Yannick Ureel

Uncertainty Quantification of Machine Learning Models for Chemical Engineering Systems

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem; Florence Vermeire

Coach(es): Maarten Dobbelaere

Funding: FWO

Understanding aqueous phase radical polymerization processes through computational chemistry

Supervisor(s): Maarten K. Sabbe; Paul Van Steenberge

Coach(es): Fernando Lugo

Unraveling the mechanism of methanol synthesis from CO2 hydrogenation over ZnO-Al2O3 based catalysts at high reaction temperatures

Supervisor(s): Mark Saeys

Coach(es): Zinat Zanganeh; Parviz Yazdani

Funding: C2O MOONSHOT

Valorisation of the mixed plastic waste stream by using a new concept based on the twin-screw extruder and reactor

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es):

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Technology

Plastiek afval naar lichte olefinen – Beoordelen van de prestatie van opgewaardeerde pyrolyse oliën in een bench-scale stoomkraker

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Marvin Kusenberg

A combined experimental and numerical study of gas-solid hydrodynamics in a vortex chamber

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Yi Ouyang; Xiaojun Lang

Design of a separation process for biomass molecules via computational chemistry

Supervisor(s): Maarten K. Sabbe

Coach(es): Fernando Lugo

Experimentele karakterisering van (meth)acrylaatmonomeer reactiviteiten via gepulseerde laser (co)polymerisatie experimenten

Supervisor(s): Paul Van Steenberge; Yoshi Marien

Coach(es): Mariya Edeleva

Experimentele studie naar de gecombineerde effecten van de samenstelling van plastic afval en katalysator type op de selectiviteit voor gekatalyseerde pyrolyse

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Robin John Varghese

Experimentele studie van cokesvorming tijdens het stoomkraken van oliën afkomstig van plastiek afval

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem; Marie-Françoise Reyniers

Coach(es): Hamed Mohamadzadeh Shirazi

Hydrogen peroxide production kinetics‑

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut

Coach(es): Beruk Alemu Bekele

Van plastic afval tot nieuwe chemische producten: pilootstudie van het stoomkraken van oliën afkomstig van plastiek

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Behzad Parvizi