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.



EFCATS Young Generation Catalysis Challenge

“We are glad to announce that G.T. Kasun Kalhara Gunasooriya and Pedro Mendes from LCT have been selected to be the Belgian delegation (total 2 candidates per country) for the upcoming European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS) Young Generation Catalysis Challenge. This challenge provides a unique opportunity to strengthen the interactions and to more fully integrate the younger generation into the European catalysis community. This challenge will be held at Wageningen University and Research (WUR), The Netherlands from 9–11 July 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

Columbus, Ohio (May 16, 2018) – CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, announced today the participants selected for the 2018 CAS SciFinder Future Leaders program. César A. Urbina-Blanco from Ghent University has been selected as one of several international Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers who garnered an all-expense paid visit to CAS headquarters in Columbus, OH this August to collaborate on exciting new initiatives that support the scientific community.


Innovative Strategy to Convert Biomethane and Carbon Dioxide

Biogas, generally produced by anaerobic digestion of organic (waste) material, is a renewable low-carbon source of methane. A techno-economic analysis, performed jointly by two research teams at Ghent University, the Laboratory for Chemical Technology (Lukas Buelens, Vladimir V. Galvita, Guy B. Marin, Kevin M. Van Geem) and the Center for Microbial Ecology & Technology (Kristof Verbeeck, Korneel Rabaey), shows that the production of hydrogen, heat or electricity from biomethane would require either financial support or a strong increase in product revenues.

11-04-2018 TechBoost! to 6th edition: from molecule to process and product
24-03-2018 Publication by Nils De Rybel in Best of Macromolecular Journals 2018
23-01-2018 Flemish knowledge institutions join forces for research on Carbon Capture and Utilization: approval of CATCO2RE and CO2PERATE projects
23-01-2018 Prof. Kevin Van Geem named Associate Editor for the Proceedings of The Combustion Institute.
19-12-2017 LCT – team returns from two synchrotron campaigns
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