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. LCT aims at research excellence and bottom-up innovation in the framework of technological, industrial, and societal challenges.

César Alejandro Urbina Blanco

+32 (0)9 331 17 14
Technologiepark 125
Design of catalysts for sustainable chemistry and CO2 utilization

César studied Chemistry in Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela and did his final year project in The Institute of Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds in Florence, Italy under supervision of Prof. Maurizio Peruzzini. He completed his PhD in Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis in the University of St Andrews, Scotland where he worked on the development of commercial olefin metathesis catalysts under supervision of Prof. Steven P. Nolan. He then worked as Postdoctoral Research on the field of Green Chemistry in RWTH Aachen University (Germany) with Prof. Walter Leiner and Jürgen Klankermayer. He joined the Laboratory for Chemical Technology of Ghent University as a PostDoctoral Researcher in 2016. Since 2019 he is a Senior FWO Postdoctoral Researcher. His work focuses on the field of sustainable chemistry and CO2 utilization towards the development of renewable starting materials for the chemical industry. In addition to his research, he is also the President Ghent University PostDoc Community