The Department of Chemical Engineering offers a wide variety of research areas including catalysis, colloid and polymer chemistry, environmental engineering and reactor technology and process systems engineering.
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.
Research and teaching in colloid and surface chemistry, polymer science and related subjects is organized in the Ugelstad Laboratory.
The Environmental Engineering and Reactor Technology Group focus their research on CO2 capture, chemical reactors, process design, membranes, crystallization, biorefinery and fiber technology.
The Process Systems Engineering Group focus their research on process control, process modelling, systems biology og bioinformatics.
Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI)
The Department of Chemical Engineering is host for two Centres for Research-based Innovation.
The main objective of iCSI is to boost industrial innovation and competitiveness as well as to provide efficient, low-emission process technology.
The primary objective of the SUBPRO center is to become an international leading subsea research center that provides top quality candidates, knowledge and technology innovation.
Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME)
Bio4Fuels will develop innovative technology to convert biomass and organic residues to sustainable fuels and energy.
By increasing energy efficiency, HighEFF will help ensure that Norway has the world’s greenest industries.
NCCS will enable fast-track CCS deployment through industry-driven science-based innovation, addressing the major barriers identified within demonstration and industry projects, aiming at becoming a world-leading CCS centre.
The Department of Chemical engineering is partner in three Gemini Centres.
The aim if the centres is to build larger and more robust academic environments with higher quality. The environments will be better to seize and develop new opportunities, and the partners will increase the competitiveness and value creation of the partnership.