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Chemical & Process Engineering

Ten research groups at the University of Twente participate in the Chemical & Process Engineering specialization:

  • Catalytic Processes & Materials (CPM) focuses on applying fundamental knowledge of molecular diffusion and reactions to heterogeneous catalysts in order to explore new catalytic materials, catalytic devices and processes relevant to industry and society.
  • The Membrane Science & Technology (MST) group focuses on the multidisciplinary topic of polymer membranes with the aim of controlling mass transfer through interfaces.
  • The activities of the Inorganic Membranes (IM) group centre on energy-efficient molecular separation using inorganic membranes under extreme conditions. The group combines materials science on the nanometre scale with process technology on a macroscopic scale.
  • Materials Science and Technology of Polymers (MTP) studies a range of topics which centre on macromolecular nanotechnology and the materials chemistry of nanostructured (macro)molecular materials.
  • The aim of the Mesoscale Chemical Systems (MCS) research group is to study the behaviour and control of fluids, including miscible and immiscible liquids, gases and two-phase gas-liquid systems and of the chemical species contained in these fluids in a confined environment and, more specifically, near plain, nanostructured and/or reactive surfaces and interfaces.
  • The research activities of the PhotoCatalytic Synthesis (PCS) group target the development of innovative materials and concepts to produce high-efficiency photocatalytic reactions.
  • Research within the Soft Matter, Fluidics and Interfaces (SFI) group is directed at interfacial phenomena and processes that are relevant for mass and heat transport.
  • The research mission of the Sustainable Process Technology (SPT) group is to create and perfect new thermo-chemical routes for the production of biomass-derived solid, gaseous and liquid fuels for renewable and sustainable energy. 

Molecules & Materials Engineering

Fourteen research groups at the University of Twente participate in the Molecules & Materials Engineering specialization:

  • Biomaterials Science and Technology (BST) conducts research on (resorbable) polymeric materials and structures for use in medical devices and in the delivery of relevant biologically active compounds, (bio)artificial organs, cell-material interactions and tissue engineering.
  • The Biomolecular NanoTechnology (BNT) group aims to understand some of the basic principles driving the formation of nano-sized objects and nano-structured materials created by nature in the course of evolution.
  • BIOS Lab-on-a-Chip (BIOS) develops miniaturized analytical systems, or so-called Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) systems, for (bio)medical and environmental applications.
  • Catalytic Processes & Materials (CPM) focuses on applying fundamental knowledge of molecular diffusion and reactions to heterogeneous catalysts in order to explore new catalytic materials, catalytic devices and processes relevant to industry and society.
  • Inorganic Materials Science (IMS) focuses on thin films with properties modified by means of doping or artificial layered structures and superstructures.
  • The activities of the Inorganic Membranes (IM) group centre on energy-efficient molecular separation using inorganic membranes under extreme conditions. The group combines materials science on the nanometre scale with process technology on a macroscopic scale.
  • Materials Science and Technology of Polymers (MTP) studies a range of topics which centre on macromolecular nanotechnology and the materials chemistry of nanostructured (macro)molecular materials
  • The Membrane Science & Technology (MST) group focuses on the multidisciplinary topic of polymer membranes with the aim of controlling mass transfer through interfaces.
  • The aim of the Mesoscale Chemical Systems (MCS) research group is to study the behaviour and control of fluids, including miscible and immiscible liquids, gases and two-phase gas-liquid systems and of the chemical species contained in these fluids in a confined environment and, more specifically, near plain, nanostructured and/or reactive surfaces and interfaces.
  • The Molecular Nanofabrication (MnF) group focuses on using techniques such as microcontact printing, (dip-pen) lithography and macromolecular chemistry to build larger 2D and 3D structures with novel surface properties.
  • The research activities of the PhotoCatalytic Synthesis (PCS) group target the development of innovative materials and concepts to produce high-efficiency photocatalytic reactions.
  • Research within the Soft Matter, Fluidics and Interfaces (SFI) group is directed at interfacial phenomena and processes that are relevant for mass and heat transport.
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