Exploiting the Advantages of Order and Confinement for a Greener Chemistry

The department of Chemical Engineering of the VUB has the ambition to stay at the forefront of the research on liquid chromatography and adsorptive separations, and expand its activities into other areas of low-energy cost liquid-phase separation techniques, such as membrane separations and micro-scale extractions. The group largely owes its international reputation to the fact that it has positioned itself as a group developing innovative solutions that bridge the gap between the molecular scale and the micro- to millimeter scale of the packing or housing materials typically used in chemical processes. To capitalize on this successful strategy, the group wants to run a dedicated research program focusing on “Exploiting the Advantages of Order and Confinement for a Greener Chemistry”, as a backbone program to grow into one of Europe’s leading Centers of Expertise in separation science.