Research at the Department of Chemical Engineering
The Department of Chemical Engineering offers a wide variety of research areas including biorefinery and fiber technology, catalysis, colloid and polymer chemistry, environmental engineering and reactor technology and
process systems engineering.
Supervised doctorates are the highest degrees awarded by the University for research, which is carried out under the immediate supervision of staff members. The education and training provided in these degree programmes are designed to produce graduates who have the capacity to conduct independent research that is both original and of high international quality.
The Biorefinery and Fiber Technology Group focus their research on biofuels and improvements in the pulp and paper process. Read more about research in the Biorefinery and Fiber Technology Group.
The research and teaching in catalysis, petrochemistry and related subjects is organised in the Catalysis Group, a joint effort between the research institute SINTEF and the Department of Chemical Engineering at NTNU. The research is focused on natural gas conversion, heterogeneous catalysis, hydrogen technology, biofuels, carbon nanofibres, photocatalysis and oil refining. Read more about research in the Catalysis Group.
Research and teaching in colloid and surface chemistry, polymer science and related subjects is organized in the Ugelstad Laboratory. Read more about research in the Ugelstad Laboratory.
The Environmental Engineering and Reactor Technology Group focus their research on CO2 capture, chemical reactors, process design, membranes og crystallization. Read more about research in the Environmental Engineering and Reactor Technology group.
The Process Systems Engineering Group focus their research on process control, process modelling, systems biology og bioinformatics. Read more about research in the Process Systems Engineering Group.