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 Reaction Chemistry and Engineering on interplay of chain length and particle size distribution in miniemulsion copolymerization


The kinetic Monte Carlo platform as available at LCT has been utilized to understand minemulsion radical polymerization of styrene and N-vinylcaprolactam in collaboration with Prof. Pich (DWI Aachen & Aachen-Maastricht institute for biobased materials). Focus is on the interplay of the chain length and particle size distribution. Authors for this publication in Reaction Chemistry and Engineering (SCI-IF 2018: 3.935) are Y.M Marien, P.H.M. Van Steenberge, A. Pich, and D.R. D’hooge.