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.

Vladimir Shtern

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Fluid mechanics and heat transfer

Dr. Vladimir Shtern graduated from Novosibirsk University, received his PhD in 1970, Doctor of Sciences in 1978, and Professor title in 1990, at the Institute of Thermal Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences. Since then he has held consulting, faculty, and visiting faculty positions at the University of Houston, the University of Seville, DLR Institute of Fluid Mechanics in Göttingen, the University of Bristol, and the University of Ghent. He served as a consultant for Shell US, BP-Amoco Exploration, and SABIC Americas companies.
Dr. Shtern is a specialist in fluid mechanics and heat transfer with a focus on vortex flows, thermal convection, combustion, hydrodynamic instability, and bifurcation theory. His results include analytical solutions of the Navier-Stokes, Boussinesq, magneto-hydrodynamic and gas-dynamic equations, explaining mechanisms of intriguing and practically important flow effects, such as multiple solutions, hysteretic transitions, cell formation, and vortex breakdown. Dr. Shtern is an author of four books (e.g., “Counterflows”, Cambridge University Press 2012 and “Cellular flows”, Cambridge University Press 2018) and around two hundred papers.