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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, please send an email to info.lct@ugent.be for more information.

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

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

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): Yonggang Cheng

First principles design of RAFT mediating agents for controlled radical copolymerization

Supervisor(s): Maarten K. Sabbe

Coach(es): Farhan Siddiqui

Kinetic Monte Carlo modelling of amyloid beta peptide polymerization

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

Coach(es): Mariya Edeleva

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

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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

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

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

Reactor and process modelling of ethylene hydroformylation

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

Coach(es): Sébastien Siradze

Funding: C123

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): 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

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