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Research group Process Chemistry and Functional Materials

Our purpose is to make process chemistry more sustainable. This includes, but is not limited to, minimising waste and environmental pollution, improving energy efficiency, and upcycling and reutilising untapped resources.

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Research areas

  • Process chemistry
  • Heterogenous and homogenous catalysis and kinetics
  • Bio-based fuels and chemicals
  • Valorisation of C1 molecules
  • Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU)
  • Sorbent based technologies ​
  • Porous and functional materials
  • Hybrid nanomaterials ​
  • Organic and organometallic chemistry
  • High throughput technology​
  • Process intensification
  • Electrification of chemical processes
  • FAIR data
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In situ mass analyser (ISMA). Photo: Werner Juvik/SINTEF

Our approach

  • Catalyst development and testing
  • Characterisation and performance screening of sorbents
  • Novel process routes
  • Electrochemical process design and testing
  • Reactor prototyping
  • Combinatorial test rig development and optimisation
  • Reaction and process modelling
  • Atom and electronic scale modelling
  • Organic and inorganic material synthesis
    • Zeolites
    • Metal-organic frameworks (MOF)
    • Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS)
    • Carbon-based materials
    • Fine chemicals
    • Organometallics
  • Product and material analysis
    • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
    • In-situ mass analysis
    • Electrochemical sensing
    • Thermogravimetric analysis
    • Gas chromatography
    • High performance liquid chromatography
    • Mass spectroscopy
    • X-ray diffraction
    • IR-spectroscopy

Employees in the research group for Process Chemistry and Functional Materials

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NMR-lab. Photo: Werner Juvik/SINTEF
Lab equipment
MOF shaping. Photo: Werner Juvik/SINTEF