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.

Cover article in Advanced Functional Materials on polymer network design


Covering materials science and chemical technology skills a novel silica nanofibrous membrane has been produced by direct electrospinning. The chemical structure of the silica network is designed in view of hydrophilicity control and water repellency, enabling applications that make use of hydrophobic and hydrophilic membranes, including fast gravity‐driven membrane separation of heterogeneous azeotropes

The results have been published in the high impact journal Advanced Functional Materials (IF: 13.325) and the research involves Eva Loccufier, Jozefien Geltmeyer, Lode Daelemans, Dagmar R. D’hooge, Klaartje De Buysser, and Karen De Clerck.

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