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.

Geraldine J. Heynderickx

+32 (0)9 331 17 53
Technologiepark 125

Geraldine Heynderickx is senior full professor at the LCT with reactor hydrodynamics as the main lead in her research. Multiphase flow regimes are studied under varying conditions, comprising combustion, evaporation, thermal and catalytic reactions. Optimization of existing processes and development of new processes aim at process intensification. 

Computational Fluid Dynamics research is linked to handle fossil and renewable resources in different process technologies. She directs the riser pilot and the vortex pilot setup at the LCT. She authored over 80 scientific publications. Numerical and experimental process and flow modeling, heat and mass transfer study under varying flow conditions belong to her main expertise.

She is lecturing "Mass Transport Phenomena" in the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Material Science, "Unit Operations in Chemical Industry" and "Computational Fluid Dynamics in Chemical Technology" in the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering.