General Education Information

Track information Chemical & Process Engineering

The Chemical & Process Engineering track is one of the two Master tracks of Chemical Engineering at the University of Twente. It encompasses two years (120 EC) of normal study.

The track covers the following important fields:

  1. Separation,
  2. Applied catalysis,
  3. Interfaces,
  4. Process design.

With this expertise, the trajectory “From molecule to process” is covered (see figure below, from nano-level at the right side to macro-level at the left side), which is a trajectory set by the UT to boost research in process engineering, including research in sustainable energy as part of the “Green Energy Initiative”. The molecular aspect gives a strong link with MESA+, the research institute of nanotechnology at the UT. The process design focuses on the design of processes that function optimally in their technological, economical, environmental and social aspects. This part shows a strong collaboration with industry with at the moment 4 industrial (part-time) professors.


Several research themes are studied, among which:

  • Separations (research groups IM, MST and SPT)
    • Membranes
    • Extraction
    • Adsorption
    • Distillation
  • Applied catalysis (research groups CPM, PCS and SPT)
    • Heterogeneous catalysis
    • Photo catalysis
  • Process development & design (research group SPT)
  • Transport, activation and sensing at interfaces (research groups MCS and SFI)
    • Micro reactors and micro fluidics
    • Miniaturization in analytical chemistry

For more information, read the information elsewhere on this site or contact the track coordinator. See also:

Track Coordinator
Louis van der Ham Dr. ir.
Track Coordinator