Guy Marin - MADPII

Onderstaande beschrijving is in het Engels:

Guy B. Marin (1954) is chair of the department “Chemical engineering and technical chemistry” at Ghent University (Belgium). He received his degree from Ghent University in 1976 where he also obtained his Ph.D. in 1980. After a post-doctoral stay in 1981 at Catalytica Associates and Stanford University he obtained tenure at Ghent University in 1986. He took a position of full professor in 1988 at Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) where he taught chemical reactors. In 1997 he returned to Ghent as director of the Laboratory for Chemical Technology. Chemical reaction engineering and catalysis in general and reaction kinetics in particular are the main leads in his research program. He co-authored more than 300 papers in international journals. He is editor-in-chief of “Advances in Chemical Engineering” , co-editor of the Chemical Engineering Journal and member of the editorial board of “Applied Catalysis A: General”. He directs the Flemish research programs “ Multiscale Modeling and Design of Reactions and Reactors (M2dcR2)”, the European Research Council (ERC) project “Multiscale Analysis and Design for Process Intensification and Innovation (MADPII)” and coordinates the European Integrated Research Project “Oxidative Coupling of Methane followed by Oligomerization (OCMOL)”. He is a member of several Scientific Committees advising companies and governmental organizations. He wrote a book “Kinetics of Chemical Reactions : Decoding Complexity” with G. Yablonsky (Wiley-VCH, 2011).

Laboratory for Chemical Technology:




Multiscale Analysis and Design for Process Intensification and Innovation (MADPII)

The basic idea of  “Multiscale  Analysis and Design for Process Intensification and Innovation ( MADPII)” consists in the intensification of the contact between the different phases in which molecules are present by relying on centrifugal rather than gravity force. The developed technology will be applied for the transition from fossil to renewable feedstocks. Three out of the six funded PhD students will investigate the conversion of the lignocellulose fraction of biomass to alternative building blocks for polymers.