Marie-Françoise Reyniers (full professor) is member of the LCT of Ghent University. Her research consists in the fundamental modeling of large scale catalytic and radical processes. Microkinetic models, accounting explicitly for the chemistry involved, allow to further understand mature processes, such as the conversion of heavy oil fractions, and provide guidelines for innovation in e.g. biomass and natural gas valorization processes, controlled radical polymerization and computer assisted development of new catalysts and materials. Ab initio techniques are systematically applied to both radical and catalytic chemical processes.
She is in charge of the basic chemistry teaching in the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences and teaches "Chemistry of Industrial Processes" in the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering.