Chemical Process Systems Engineering (CPSE) is a multidisciplinary field that applies scientific principles from chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science to design, to optimize, and to understand dynamics the chemical processes on an industrial scale. It encompasses various aspects such as process design, optimization, control, safety, and environmental considerations. CPSE aims to develop efficient, economically profitable, safe, and sustainable methods to produce chemicals and materials. It involves the use of computational tools, technological innovation, and a focus on sustainability through practices like green chemistry and life cycle assessment utilizing strong collaboration. The field is essential in industries such as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and food processing, contributing to advancements in process efficiency and environmental responsibility. During last years CPSE has been responsible for large part of Chemical Engineering Teaching activities (about 30 ECTS + MSc theses) at LUT University.


Research areas

During last five years period, about 40 peer reviewed scientific articles, book chapters and patents focus has been published in ultrasound assisted processing research, gas-liquid & liquid-liquid mass transfer in phenomena based research, crystallization, molten salt electrolysis, Carbon capture and utilization including Power-to-X chemicals synthesis and production.



Our newest facilities are situated in LUT P2X Laboratory (2nd Building, 5th Floor).
Hardware: High temperature flow-through reactor, Micromeritics automatized gas-phase flow through reactor, distillator, hollow fibre membrane absorption unit, continuous mode ultrasound assisted processing reactor, High temperature electrolyzer reactor, batch mode ultrasound processing equipment, and laboratory scale reactor and separation set-ups.
Software: COMSOL Multiphysics, MATLAB in-house codes in chemical and reactor engineering, MODDE Pro, ASPEN+, ASPEN Dynamics

Group members

See also