About us

Starting on 1st of January 2018, the Department of Sustainable Organic Chemistry and Technology (BW11) is part of the new department BW24 - Green Chemistry and Technology.

We are conducting research in a number of areas under the following two clusters:

The two clusters employ about 80 staff members, and provide education in approximately 30 courses. We contribute to the curricula of the Bachelor in Bioscience Engineering and of the Master in Bioscience Engineering, among others.

Our offices and laboratories are located in building B on Campus Coupure, Ghent.

The head of the department BW11 until 31/12/2017 was Prof. Christian Stevens. Former heads of the department:

  • Prof. Herman Van Langenhove (2009-2016)
  • Prof. Roland Verhé (1998-2009)
  • Prof. Niceas Schamp (until 1998)

Organic Chemistry group picture