W&T6: Chemical Engineering, Material Sciences

The scope of Expertpanel W&T6 is fundamental engineering research targeting in content and/or methodology Chemical Engineering and Material Science. The final outcome of the research is fundamental and innovative knowledge with a long term applicability objective.

More specific:

  • Chemical and biochemical engineering
  • (Bio)reactor technology including chemical kinetics
  • Material characterization (incl. non-destructive testing and mechanical properties of materials)
  • Product design and formulation
  • Process engineering, streamlining and intensification (including high throughput strategies)
  • Separation technologies (physical and physico-chemical processes)
  • Heterogeneous / technical catalysis
  • Transport phenomena, thermal and fluid engineering
  • Rheology, multiphase flow, microfluidics
  • Multiscale modelling
  • Nano- and biomaterials, including tissue engineering
  • Safety and hazardous materials
  • Sustainable development (life cycle analysis, recycling,…)
  • Environmental engineering and technology
  • Materials and materials processing (powders, ceramics, metals, polymers, composites, textiles, colloids, gels, liquid crystals, bio-degradable materials, etc.)
  • Porous materials and membranes
  • Surface engineering and tribology





Reyniers Marie-Françoise

Universiteit Gent



Seo Jin-Won

KU Leuven



Coasne Benoit

Université de Montpellier 2 (FR)

Dewil Raf

KU Leuven

Dewulf Jo

Universiteit Gent

Falcaro Paolo

Graz University of Technology (AT)

Jacques Pascal

Université Catholique de Louvain

Lammertink Rob

Universiteit Twente (NL)

Lebeau Bénédicte

CNRS - Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse (FR)

Lopez-Rubio Amparo


Meynen Vera

Universiteit Antwerpen

Sarathy S. Mani

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (SA)

Terryn Herman

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Van Gerven Thomas

KU Leuven

Van Swygenhoven Helena

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH)

Vlassopoulos Dimitris

University of Crete (F.O.R.T.H) (GR)