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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.

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.
Confidential subjects are not in this list.

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

A combined experimental and modelling study of (mini)emulsion radical polymerization

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

Coach(es): Yoshi Marien; Elnaz Zeinali

Analysing Big Data: QXAS on Pt-Ga catalysts

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

Coach(es): Nadadur Veeraraghavan Srinath; Valentijn De Coster

Funding: FWI bimetallic

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

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

Coach(es): Kevin De Ras

Catalysis for greenhouse gas utilization

Supervisor(s): Mark Saeys

Coach(es): Barbara Sowa; Sara Santos

CFD simulation of Plastic Waste Pyrolysis Using Vortex Reactor

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Bahman Goshayeshi

Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC × GC) analysis for end-of-life plastics sorting quality assurance

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Azd Zayoud

Contaminant effects in end-of-life plastics waste pyrolysis and subsequent steam cracking

Supervisor(s): Azd Zayoud; Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Marvin Kusenberg

Design of radical polymerization products in homo- and heterogeneous media

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

Coach(es): Kyann De Smit; Francisco Jose Arraez Hernandez

Development of size-controlled supported Pd and Cu catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol

Supervisor(s): Mark Saeys

Coach(es): Parviz Yazdani; Mostafa Aly

Funding: CATCO2RE

Effect of zeolite acidity and topology in methanol-to-olefins conversion

Supervisor(s): Joris W. Thybaut; Pedro Simão Freitas Mendes

Coach(es): Maëli Lissens

Experimental and kinetic modelling study of ex-situ catalytic pyrolysis of waste polyethylene and polypropylene

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

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Experimental assessment of the selective dehydration of 2,3-butanediol into 3-buten-2-ol and 1,3-butadiene

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

Coach(es): Beruk Alemu Bekele

Funding: VLAIO- SBO SPICY

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

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Manuel Nunez Manzano; Sepehr Madanikashani

First principles design of RAFT mediating agents for controlled radical polymerization

Supervisor(s): Maarten K. Sabbe; Marie-Françoise Reyniers

Coach(es): Farhan Siddiqui

Genesys: Automatic generation of kinetic models for hetero-atomic compounds

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

Coach(es): Cato Pappijn

Investigation of coil materials on coke deposition during steam cracking

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Arezoo Ghanbari

Kinetic Modeling of Fast Pyrolysis of Solid Plastic Waste

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

Coach(es): Onur Dogu

Funding: FWO

Kinetic Monte Carlo modeling of amyloid beta peptide polymerization

Supervisor(s): Paul Van Steenberge; Marie-Françoise Reyniers

Coach(es): Yoshi Marien

Kinetic Study of Plastic Waste Gasification Reactions

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

Coach(es): Onur Dogu; Sepehr Madanikashani

Mechanistic study of oxidative propane dehydrogenation with CO2 over metal oxides catalysts

Supervisor(s): Mark Saeys

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Mitigating butadiene popcorn formation in industrial olefin units

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

Coach(es): Onur Dogu; Liang Li

Modelling-guided design of improved Fischer-Tropsch catalysts

Supervisor(s): Mark Saeys

Coach(es): Thobani Gorden Gambu

Funding: Odysseus

Nanofiber-supported nanocatalysts for the hydrogenation of CO2 to ethanol CTSE

Supervisor(s): Vladimir V. Galvita

Coach(es): Valentijn De Coster

Selective bio-aromatics production from genetically modified biomass by fast pyrolysis

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

Coach(es): Liang Li

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

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

Coach(es): Hilde Poelman

Solar thermochemical splitting of H2O and/or CO2 to generate H2 and/or CO

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

Coach(es): Hilde Poelman

The product distribution and thermal degradation mechanisms of fast pyrolysis of polyurethane waste by Py-GC×GC/TOF-MS/FID

Supervisor(s): Kevin M. Van Geem

Coach(es): Yi Ouyang

Funding: CSC

Toward achieving circularity for polycondensation products via combining experiments and simulation

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

Coach(es): Francisco Jose Arraez Hernandez

Tri-reforming of hydrocarbon mixtures for the production of syngas

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

Coach(es): Hilde Poelman

Understanding aqueous phase radical polymerization processes through first principle methods

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

Coach(es): Fernando Lugo

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Technology

Bepaling van microstructurele defecten in commercieel plastiekafval voor ontwerp van chemische recyclagereactoren

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

Coach(es): Kyann De Smit; Eli Moens

Experimentele studie van cokesvorming tijdens het stoomkraken van schaliegas en nafta

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

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Hydrogenolyse van biomassa-afgeleide componenten: onderzoek naar de katalytische eigenschappen van Cu-gebaseerde katalysatoren

Supervisor(s): Pedro Simão Freitas Mendes; Joris W. Thybaut

Coach(es): Alexandra Bouriakova

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

Supervisor(s): Paul Van Steenberge

Coach(es): Yoshi Marien; Elnaz Zeinali