Research domains


The discipline is Process Engineering. All the aspects are, including the design, operation, control, and optimization of chemical, physical, and biological processes. Specific areas of application are the following:

  • Applied thermodynamics in chemical engineering;

  • Advance separation processes (e.g. membrane technology);

  • Treatment of gas and liquid streams;

  • Life cycle assessment;

  • Energy/Exergy analysis;

  • Process control;

  • Development / simulation / intensification of catalytic reactors / plants;

  • Reactor engineering;

  • Crystallization process development

  • Fluid dynamics (single and multiphase);

  • Bioconversion and biorefining processes;

  • Renewable materials / composites processing;

This list is subject to evolution with the activities of the teams involved, and the arrival of new members in the Centre.