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.

The last photons


The last photons from the world's most powerful synchrotron light source were successfully used by the small team from LCT (Ghent University). Our scientists were eye-witness to the key date in the history of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF). After thirty years of operation, ESRF now put its light in standby mode and enters a 20-month shutdown. The flagship storage ring will be dismantled to make way for a revolutionary X-ray instrument: the Extremely Brilliant Source (EBS). EBS will be a powerful new tool for us and all of the international scientific community. Our scientists will go back to the ESRF for new experiments in X-ray science only in 2020. Until that time, the team wait for long months, and look for light around the world.
On the photo, from left to right: Nadadur Veeraraghavan Srinath, Richa Sharma , Hilde Poelman, Vladimir Galvita, Ji-Yu Feng (CoCooN-UGent)