Focus Areas

Our research is at the leading edge of Chemical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering and Industrial Production Engineering and focuses on  broad strategic areas of interdisciplinary research that have a high societal impact: Energy Production, Composites and Bio-inspired Materials and Systems, and Industrial Processes.


Fluidized Bed Reactors, Adsorption Plants, Soft Matter, Environmental Protection and Process Safety, Pollutant Transport, Combustion and Catalysis, Bioengineering are the major research themes at DICMaPI.

  1. Environmental Protection and Pollution mitigation
  2. Chemical Process Safety
  3. Biodiesel Production from Algal Biomass
  4. Soft Matter Modeling and Simulation, Computational Fluid Dynamics
  5. Combustion and Laser Diagnostics
  6. Chemical Kinetics
  7. Combustion Synthesized Nanosized Products
  8. Pollutant Emission
  9. Industrial Safety
  10. Industrial Catalysis
  11. Modelling of Polymer Rheology


Inorganics, both ceramic and metallic, and polymers and composites, from the synthesis to the final applications in the fields of Medicine and Pharmaceutics, Food Packaging, Energy, Housing, Impact Protection are major research themes at DICMaPI.

  1. Physical Properties of Polymer/Blowing Agent Mixtures
  2. Foams and Foaming Processes
  3. Polymeric Nanocomposites
  4. Organic-Inorganic Hybrids
  5. Natural polymers, Biopolymers and Bioplastics
  6. Nanocomposite Polymer Blends
  7. Materials Engineering
  8. Chemical Functionalization of Polymers
  9. Polymer Synthesis
  10. Molecular design and Synthesis of Polymeric Nanostructures
  11. Gas and Vapor Sorption and Mass Transport in Polymers
  12. Interfacial Properties of Polymer/Gas Solutions
  13. Barrier Properties of Polymers for Packaging
  14. Super-absorbing Polymers
  15. Polyelectrolytes Membranes for Fuel Cells
  16. Durability of Polymer-based Systems
  17. Transport Phenomena in Polymer Processing
  18. Biodegradable polymers
  19. Polymer blends
  20. Multiphase materials
  21. Vibrational Spectroscopy of Polymer-Low Molecular Weight Compound Mixtures
  22. Corrosion and protection
  23. Surface treatments



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