Research in the Department for Chemical Engineering is organized into six research centres and on the disciplinary level in six groups. Additionally, the department harbors a cross disciplinary research program in the field of Chemical and BioChemical Product Engineering.
Research at the Department of Chemical Engineering encompasses both ground research and applied research and is most often accomplished in close cooperation with danish and foreign industrial corporations. Below is a brief description of the department's research activities.
BioChemical Engineering: The department is actively engaged in bio-related research projects, and initiated the Center for BioProcess Engineering in 2006.
The research encompasses enzyme technology, bioreactor design, modelling and control of bioreactors, chromatography-based bioseparations, membrane-based filtrations, product design and much more. (Anne S. Meyer, John Woodley, Jørn Dalgaard Mikkelsen)
Environmental technology: Research in different environment-related fields has a high priority. To mention just a few of the research fields: Combustion and emission control, wastewater treatment and synthesis/design of environment friendly processes and products. (Kim Dam-Johansen, Peter Glarborg, Rafiqul Gani, Gürkan Sin)
Energy: Various aspects of energy production continuously play a major role in the departments research. To emphasize just a few areas of special interest: Design and analysis of energy-effective processes, environment-friendly processes, environment-friendly energy production, design and analysis of combustion processes and modelling of oil reservoirs. (Kim Dam-Johansen, Peter Glarborg, Georgios Kontogeorgis)
Information Technology: The department is deeply engaged in development of new Information Technology and IT-based methods and tools for the chemical, biochemical, pharmaceutical and petro-chemical industries. Areas of special interest: Databases of clean components and mixed products (blandingsprodukter), computerbased tools for analysis/simulation and groundbreaking IT-based analysis methods. (Rafiqul Gani, Georgios Kontogeorgis)
Materials Technology: The departments research in materials covers polymer technology, catalysts, paint and construction materials. (Ole Hassager, Søren Kiil, Anne Ladegaard Skov)
Nano technology: The department holds strong interests and is extremely active in this important field of research. Our research encompasses analysis and synthesis of nano particles in pyrolysis and flame reactors, gasification, design of nano-scale composit membranes and fotopodning. (Anker Jensen, Krist Gernaey)
Product- and process-design: The department's research covers many aspects of process- and product-design and is very active in implementing process- and product-optimization on and industry scale. Fields of special interest encompass: Computerbased molecule-design, synthesis/design/analysis of separation processes, design and analysis of polymer products and membranes, design and testing of environment friendly paint products, and many more. (Rafiqul Gani, Kim Dam-Johansen, Søren Kiil)