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Chemical Engineering, Kulak Kortrijk Campus

Department

Lifecycle:1 Jul 2013  →  Today
Organisation profile:

Research topics of this unit are:

• Surface chemistry of cellulose, starch and chitin nanoparticles and their macroscopic natural fibers / granules

• Self-structuring of cellulose, starch and chitin nanoparticles
• Thermodynamic interactions on surfaces, between nanoparticles, between polymers, and all possible combinations
• Development of (nano) materials based on renewable raw materials
• Aerogels and hydrogels
• Super capacitors and sensors based on renewable raw materials
• Pickering emulsions
• Recycling / compatibilisation of polymers

Keywords:Chemical engineering, Polysaccharides, Surface chemistry, Materials development, Polymers, Renewable materials, Nanomaterials
Disciplines:Inorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry, Theoretical and computational chemistry, Other chemical sciences, Analytical chemistry, Macromolecular and materials chemistry, Ceramic and glass materials, Materials science and engineering, Semiconductor materials, Other materials engineering, Catalysis and reacting systems engineering, Chemical product design and formulation, General chemical and biochemical engineering, Process engineering, Separation and membrane technologies, Transport phenomena, Other (bio)chemical engineering, Polymeric materials