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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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You can find the subjects for the master of science in Chemical Engineering Technology at the bottom of the page.
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Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

A combined experimental and modeling study on oxidation of oxymethylene ethers (OMEs) as high-potential E-fuel

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

Coach(es): Kevin De Ras; Ruben Van de Vijver

Funding: FWO

A Comparative Study of Monodisperse Ni-, Fe- and NiFe/MgAl2O4 CO2 Utilization Catalysts

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

Coach(es): Valentijn De Coster

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

Application of machine learning in the design of Co-based CO2 to jetfuel catalysts

Supervisor(s): Mark Saeys

Coach(es): Konstantijn Rommens; Thobani Gorden Gambu

Funding: Odysseus

Automatic kinetic model generation: a novel modeling approach for liquid-phase processes

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

Coach(es): Kevin De Ras

Funding: extra coach: Florence Vermeire

Building realistic molecular models for CO2 hydrogenation to formate

Supervisor(s): Mark Saeys

Coach(es): Sara Santos ; Thobani Gorden Gambu

Funding: CO2PERATE

Butanediol dehydration into green 1,3-butadiene: microkinetic model construction and reactor design

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut

Coach(es): Olivier Said-Aizpuru; Jeroen Poissonnier

Funding: Moonshot GREEN- B2B

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 capture intensification in a gas-liquid vortex reactor: solvent assessment and internal configuration optimization

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

Coach(es): Yi Ouyang

CO2 utilization through Pressure-Swing Reverse Water Gas Shift reaction

Supervisor(s): Mark Saeys

Coach(es): Marian Flores Granobles

Continuous-flow hydrogenation of CO2 to formate

Supervisor(s): Mark Saeys

Coach(es): Barbara Sowa

Funding: CO2PERATE

Design of Stable Catalysts for Oxidative Coupling of Methane (OCM) in a Gas-Solid Vortex Reactor (GSVR) and stator-rotor vortex chamber (STARVOC)

Supervisor(s): Mark Saeys; Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Behzad Parvizi; Laurien Vandewalle

Designing a pH-based Deposition Protocol for Colloidal Ni Nanoparticles on MgAl2O4

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

Coach(es): Valentijn De Coster

Designing highly selective Au-ZnO/Al2O3 methanol synthesis catalysts

Supervisor(s): Mark Saeys

Coach(es): Zinat Zanganeh; Parviz Yazdani

Funding: CATCO2RE

Effect of zeolite topology in methanol-to-olefins conversion

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut; Maarten K. Sabbe

Coach(es): Maëli Lissens

Elementary-kinetics driven catalyst design methodology applied to the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of light olefins at high-temperature conditions

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

Coach(es): Pieter Janssens

Experimental investigation into the effect of CO2 on the Oxidative Conversion of Methane

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut

Coach(es): Pedro Simão Freitas Mendes; Yonggang Cheng

Experimental Investigation of Hydrodynamics and Heat Transfer in Vortex Reactors using PIV/IR/DIA Techniques

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

Coach(es): Manuel Nunez Manzano

Experimental study for hydroconversion of fossil, plastic and renewables derived hydrocarbons

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

Coach(es): César Pernalete Piña

First principles design of RAFT mediating agents for controlled radical copolymerization

Supervisor(s): Maarten K. Sabbe

Coach(es): Farhan Siddiqui

Genesys: Automatic generation of kinetic models for pyrolysis of hetero-atomic compounds in steam cracking

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

Coach(es): Jeroen Aerssens

Identifying active sites for CO2 methanation in Ni-based catalysts

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

Coach(es): Yufei Xie; Juan Mirena Seguias

Funding: FWO G03290N

Intensifying pyrolysis of biomass and solid waste by chemical looping

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

Coach(es): Varun Singh

Kinetic Modeling of Fast Pyrolysis of Solid Plastic Waste

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

Coach(es): Onur Dogu

Kinetic Monte Carlo modelling of amyloid beta peptide polymerization

Supervisor(s): Mariya Edeleva; Marie-Françoise Reyniers

Coach(es): Mariya Edeleva

Kinetic study and reactor model development for the dehydration of 2,3-butanediol into 1,3-butadiene

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

Coach(es): Beruk Alemu Bekele

Funding: Vlaio-SBO Spicy

Machine Learning Meets Kinetic Modeling: Predicting Activation Energies and Pre-Exponential Factors

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

Coach(es): Maarten Dobbelaere

Model-driven catalyst design for ethanol dehydration into ethylene

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut

Coach(es): Jeroen Poissonnier; Ana Bjelić

Modelling of sustainable vinyl polymer production

Supervisor(s): Paul Van Steenberge; Mariya Edeleva

Coach(es): Kyann De Smit

Modelling the effect of catalyst deactivation in fluidized bed reactors

Supervisor(s): René Bos ; Laurien Vandewalle

Coach(es): Laurien Vandewalle

Optimisation of the polymer support properties of an aminated aldol reaction catalyst

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut

Coach(es): Bert Biesemans; Nour Aljammal

Funding: extra promotor: Jeroen Lauwaert

Power-to-olefins: electrification of steam cracking

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem; Laurien Vandewalle

Coach(es): Mike Bonheure

Funding: FWO

Power-to-olefins: the analysis of unsteady flow behaviour and secondary losses via Computational Fluid Dynamic studies.

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem; Laurien Vandewalle

Coach(es): Mike Bonheure

Pseudo-spectral deconvolution of parallel mass transport phenomena from transient diffusion experiments in porous materials

Supervisor(s): Vladimir V. Galvita

Coach(es): Juan Mirena Seguias

Pulsed laser (co)polymerization to enhance industrial polymer synthesis

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

Coach(es): Mariya Edeleva

Putting CO2 to use: CFD-DEM modeling of super-dry reforming reactors using detailed kinetic models

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem; Vladimir V. Galvita

Coach(es): Laurien Vandewalle

Reactor and process modelling of ethylene hydroformylation

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

Coach(es): Sébastien Siradze

Funding: C123

Selective oxidation of bio-methane to formaldehyde: core-shell catalyst approach

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

Coach(es): Hilde Poelman

Steam cracking distillates of plastics waste pyrolysis – effect of plastic type on product yields and coke formation

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem; Andreas Eschenbacher

Coach(es): Marvin Kusenberg

Strength of modelling tools for the design and optimization of surface-initiated radical polymerization processes

Supervisor(s): Paul Van Steenberge; Dagmar R. D'hooge

Coach(es): Francisco Jose Arraez Hernandez

Super-dry reforming for CO2 conversion into CO: a kinetic study

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

Coach(es): Varun Singh

Funding: Moonshot LSI: SDR

The inhibition impact of aromatic admixture on alkane hydrocracking

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut

Coach(es): Olivier Said-Aizpuru; Nebojsa Korica

Theoretical and modelling study of biomass pyrolysis reactions

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

Coach(es): Ruben Van de Vijver

Toward achieving circularity for polycondensation products via combining experiments and simulation

Supervisor(s): Paul Van Steenberge; Mariya Edeleva

Coach(es): Edgar Hernán Del Carpio García

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

Understanding aqueous phase radical polymerization processes through computational chemistry

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

Coach(es): Fernando Lugo

Unravelling attrition mechanism of the supported lanthanum oxide based OCM catalysts in fluidized bed reactors

Supervisor(s): Mark Saeys

Coach(es): Parviz Yazdani

Funding: extra supervisor ;Yoran De Vos

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Technology

Design of a separation process for biomass molecules via computational chemistry

Supervisor(s): Maarten K. Sabbe

Coach(es): Fernando Lugo

Funding: extra promotor: Jeroen Lauwaert

Experimentele studie van cokesvorming tijdens het stoomkraken van schaliegas en nafta

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

Coach(es): Jia Zhang

Experimentele studie van cokesvorming tijdens het stoomkraken van schaliegas en nafta

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

Coach(es): César Pernalete Piña

Kinetic study and reactor model development for the dehydration of 2,3-butanediol into 1,3-butadiene

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

Coach(es): Beruk Alemu Bekele

Funding: Vlaio-SBO Spicy

Pilootstudie van het stoomkraken van schaliegas en derivaten

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Behzad Parvizi

Van DAC naar DRM

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

Coach(es): Hilde Poelman

Vrij radicalaire polymerisatie in een geautomatiseerde emulsiereactor: vergelijking van thermische en redox initiatie

Supervisor(s): Paul Van Steenberge

Coach(es): Elnaz Zeinali; Yoshi Marien

Funding: Extra Promotor: An Verberckmoes