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.



Back cover in Polymer Chemistry regarding star synthesis

In the framework of the collaboration between LCT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and Queensland University of Technology the strength of the combination of experimental and modeling tools has been highlighted as a back cover in Polymer Chemistry (SCI-IF: 4.9). Focus is on the para-fluoro-thiol ligation in view of its use in materials design.

The coauthors are Federica Cavalli, Lies De Keer, Birgit Huber, Paul H.M. Van Steenberge, Dagmar R. D’hooge,* and Leonie Barner*


New edition of "Kinetics of Chemical Reactions"

The second edition of the book "Kinetics of Chemical Reactions - Decoding Complexity" has been published. This book is authored by prof. Guy Marin, prof. Gregory S. Yablonsky and prof. Denis Constales.


Cover article in ACS Catalysis

Using coverage-dependent first principles microkinetics, we show that surface hydroxyl groups and adsorbed water molecules facilitate the hydrogenation of ketones via fast proton transfer. The rate-determining step shifts from hydrogenation of the oxygen atom to regeneration of the hydroxyl groups. The use of a coverage-dependent kinetic description is of vital importance to correctly predict the dominant reaction path as well as more accurately predict catalyst activity.

18-03-2019 Angewandte Chemie contribution on design of light-based multicomponent polymerization
02-12-2018 Kevin Van Geem receives ERC Consolidator Grant
07-11-2018 Cover article in Advanced Functional Materials on polymer network design
30-10-2018 MMAtwo: Innovation for recycling of PMMA waste
13-09-2018 Second European Research Council Proof of Concept (ERC-PoC) grant for prof. Joris Thybaut
13-09-2018 LCT publication in Angewandte Chemie, Int. Edition on alloyed metal nanocatalysts
13-09-2018 Prof. Van Geem honored with Excellence in Review Award
13-06-2018 EFCATS Young Generation Catalysis Challenge
15-05-2018 Dr. César A. Urbina-Blanco Named 2018 CAS SciFinder® Future Leader. Annual program assembles international field of up-and-coming researchers shaping the future of scientific information and innovation
09-05-2018 Innovative Strategy to Convert Biomethane and Carbon Dioxide