The research groups of Jaap Schouten and Volker Hessel aim to perform high-quality scientific and technological research in the chemical reactor engineering sciences with specific emphasis on the design, development and operation of microfluidic processing systems, microstructured reactors, high gravity- high shear reactors and structured multiphase reactors.

The group's research focuses on understanding and controlling the interaction of physical transport phenomena, catalytic activity, and reaction and separation processes for a wide range of applications and processes.

The group's mission is to be among the world's top academic research groups in its field and to be leading in the development of novel technologies for new, highly efficient, inherently safe, and robust (micro)structured multiphase processing systems, which show the best productivity by a dedicated design of all relevant dimensions and optimum choice of dedicated operational procedures.