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.



FWO doctoral fellowships

Congratulations to Gust Popelier, Lowie Tomme, Konstantijn Rommens, Victor Rosa and Michiel Van Cauwelaert (not on the picture) on obtaining an FWO fellowship for their PhD projects. Their research will bring the chemical industry a step closer to a sustainable and circular economy. We look forward to the results!


Awards for LCT master thesis students

Congratulations to ir. Klaus Jacobs Cruz, ir. Paulien Malego, ing. Louis Van de Voorde, and ing. Servaas Lips for the award they received at the 2022 formal proclamation of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of UGent.

ir. Klaus Jacobs Cruz (Master of Science in Chemical Engineering) has received the DOW Benelux Innovation Solutions Award for his dissertation entitled “Experimental study and kinetic modelling of combined deep hydrodenitrogenation and olefin saturation” (promotors: prof. dr. ir. Joris Thybaut and prof. dr. ir. Kevin Van Geem).


Minivoetbal team

LCT has a minivoetbal team in the UGent competitions, league & cup. We played up to the cup-semifinal last year and were ranked second in the league.
Yes, we could not be closer to winning two cups than this, thanks to everyone who joined the LCT minivoetbal team:
Robin Anthon, Robin De Coen, Cesar Pernalete, Alejandro Romero Limones, Beruk Alemu, Carlos Alvarado Camacho, Evangelos Delikonstantis, Ruben Van de Vijver, Marvin Kusenberg, Parviz Yazdani, and Kevin Van Geem.

Would you like to join us? There is almost a game every two weeks.

27-10-2022 I&EC Research 2022 Excellence in Review Awards
15-02-2022 Cover article in Polymer Chemistry
24-09-2021 Cover article in Nature Materials regarding polymer network design
07-09-2021 LCT Synchrotron Team Performs two QXAS Campaign in Times of COVID-19
06-09-2021 Laurien Vandewalle is awarded an FWO postdoctoral fellowship and a BAEF postdoctoral fellowship to visit Stanford University
06-04-2021 Coupled matrix-based Monte Carlo to unravel complex polymerization kinetics
29-03-2021 Molecular insight in the rate-enhancing effect of water and silanols in amine catalyzed aldol reaction
18-03-2021 Cover article for Onur Dogu and co-authors in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
18-03-2021 Cover article for Laurien Vandewalle, Guy Marin and Kevin Van Geem in Energy & Fuels
18-03-2021 Integrated CO2 capture and conversion via calcium-looping