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.

Laurien Vandewalle

+32 (0)9 264 58 24
Technologiepark 121
Process intensification through reactive flow simulation

Laurien Vandewalle is a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory for Chemical Technology (LCT) at Ghent University, Belgium. She obtained her BSc (2012) and MSc (2014) degree in Chemical Engineering from Ghent University. After her studies, she worked as a process engineer for Jacobs Engineering in Antwerp (Belgium), but decided to return to LCT to pursue a Ph.D. She received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2020, with the thesis entitled “Process Intensification of Oxidative Coupling of Methane” under the guidance of Guy Marin and Kevin Van Geem. Her research is focused on chemical reactor design (catalytic and non-catalytic), using computational fluid dynamics and engineering modeling approaches.