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.



Flemish knowledge institutions join forces for research on Carbon Capture and Utilization: approval of CATCO2RE and CO2PERATE projects

Two research projects focusing on the discovery of new technologies to transform waste CO2 into value-added chemicals have been funded by the Flemish Government. The CATCO2RE project (2.5 million euro) is funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). The CO2PERATE project (2.6 million euro) is funded by the Agentschap Innoveren en Ondernemen (VLAIO), and supported by Catalisti, the spearhead cluster for chemistry and plastics.


Prof. Kevin Van Geem named Associate Editor for the Proceedings of The Combustion Institute.

Prof. Kevin Van Geem was recently appointed as Associate Editor for the journal Proceedings of The Combustion Institute. This journal is published by The Combustion Institute.


LCT – team returns from two synchrotron campaigns

The LCT synchrotron team (S. Theofanidis, V. Galvita, J. Hu, H. Poelman, S. Nadadur) returned today from one week work at the ESRF synchrotron. The first part of the campaign took place at the DUBBLE beam line, where in situ methane dry reforming in presence of sulphur (H2S) over Ni-based catalysts was investigated using X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy. Hereafter, X-ray Raman Scattering at ID20 was applied on as prepared and poisoned Ni samples, following light elements like S, O, Mg, Al.

23-11-2017 Back cover in Polymer Chemistry for Dries Devlaminck
30-10-2017 XXIII International conference on Chemical Reactors CHEMREACTOR-23
29-05-2017 Cover article for Mathew John in Catalysis Science & Technology
03-01-2017 LCT mentioned again in Best of Macromolecular Journals
14-10-2016 Science publication for Dr. Vladimir Galvita
05-09-2016 Angewandte Chemie contribution from Kristof Van der Borght
17-08-2016 ACS Nano contribution for Mark Saeys
12-07-2016 Progress in Polymer Science contribution for LCT
03-07-2016 Contribution of Mark Saeys in Advanced Materials
06-05-2016 JACS contribution for Dagmar D’hooge