There are two specializations within the Master's degree program in Chemical Engineering. These specializations, one of which you will choose at the start of your Master's program, represent the research areas of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. The specializations are listed below. Each Master's track has several graduation options. Find out which one fits you.

Chemical and Process Technology

For the design and optimization of complex production facilities of chemical products it is essential to have an in-depth understanding of process engineering. In the Chemical and Process Technology master’s degree track you learn to design chemical processes and to integrate knowledge of chemistry, transport phenomena, chemical reactor design, separation technology, plant design, process development and process control. Several subjects are studied, including novel (multiphase) reactors, (reactive) separation processes and the development and design of specific processes and products for industry. As a process engineer you will be trained to design and optimize processes in such a way that they are efficient, environmentally friendly and sustainable.

The research within this cluster covers a broad spectrum in the field of chemical engineering sciences, from fundamental scientific understanding to targeted engineering applications. This approach positions the cluster at the cutting edge of academic research whilst retaining a high standard of industrial innovation.

De graduation options within the track Chemical and Process Technology are:

  • Chemical Process Intensification
  • Chemical Reactor Engineering
  • Micro Flow Chemistry and Process Technology
  • Membrane Materials and Processes
  • Multi-scale Modelling of Multi-phase Flows
  • Interfaces with Mass Transfer
  • Inorganic Materials Chemistry

Molecular Systems and Materials Chemistry

Designing and making molecules with high specificity is a key competence in chemistry. Engineers with a solid molecular background play a prominent role in developing and improving chemical systems ranging from novel catalysts to biomedical materials. They operate at the frontiers of science, learning the rules that govern chemical self-assembly, and bring self-assembly applications to new areas like organic solar cells and responsive materials. In the Molecular Systems and Materials Chemistry track, you can learn to use the tools of catalysis, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry to contribute to a healthier and more sustainable society.

Materials are everywhere and influence the whole world around us. Within the department the focus of materials science and technology is on polymers. Polymers are used in diverse applications such as packaging, protective coatings, insulation materials, clothing, furniture, building materials and in the biomedical field. By designing polymer materials you design everyday life. As a polymer scientist you will work on the development of novel or existing materials and processes. This includes the synthesis, characterization and properties of polymeric materials as well as the processing into the final product or device. The Molecular Systems and Materials Chemistry master’s degree track offers you this possibility in the field of polymer chemistry, polymer technology, or materials and coatings technology.

Researchers in this cluster investigate the design and synthesis of complex molecules, macro- and supramolecular assemblies and functional materials with a wide range of applications in the fields of energy, health and electronics.

De graduation options within the track Molecular Systems and Materials Chemistry are:

  • Bio-inspired and Multiscale Materials
  • Bio-organic Chemistry
  • Functional Organic Materials and Devices
  • Macro-organic Chemistry
  • Materials and Interface Chemistry
  • Molecular Materials and Nanosystems
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry