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.

Paul Van Steenberge

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Technologiepark 125
Fundamental kinetic modelling of poly(para-phenylene vinylene) synthesis

Paul Van Steenberge holds a postdoctoral fellowship mandated by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO). His research focuses on the production of functional nanoparticle latexes via sustainable industrial production processes. Current emphasis is on dispersed polymerizations in aqueous medium with high solids content, to avoid the use of toxic compounds and to minimize energy consumption.
He was several times (2013, 2014, and 2016) a visiting postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering of Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada) where he performed reactor design for automotive coatings and emulsion latexes.

He is lecturing “Introduction to Polymer Technology” in the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Technology and “Safety and Environment” in the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering.