Green Chemical Technology

Global societal changes have increased the significance of sustainable development. This development encompasses amongst others the more environmentally-friendly production of metals, the sustainable utilization of natural resources, the utilization of novel water treatment techniques, the use of renewable raw materials for the production of energy and the generation of added value from waste streams and byproducts.

The research field of Green Chemical Technology educates experts, innovators and leaders specifically for the constantly changing society. As experts in separation processes, analytics and water treatment technology, our graduates go into the mining, mineral processing and chemical industries and into the reformed paper and pulp industries.

Doctoral education in Green Chemical Technology consists of course-based or tailored tuition and the preparation of a dissertation done within the existing research groups of Chemical Engineering. This ensures the tight integration between the long-term strategic research directions and the individual dissertations.

The curriculum is flexible. Courses can be taken at other universities due to our collaboration with existing doctoral education networks. In addition, teaching can be tailored through individual literature work suitable for each doctoral student. Part of the doctoral studies are multidisciplinary and done together with students of other doctoral programmes at LUT.

Doctoral graduates of Green Chemical Technology have demonstrated

  • a systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the skills and methods of research associated with that field;
  • the ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process of research with engineering integrity;
  • to be able to make a contribution through original research that extends the frontier of technology and knowledge by developing a substantial body or work, some of which merits national or international refereed publication and/or could result in patents;
  • to be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas and to be able to justify choices taking into consideration technological, societal, temporal and economic constraints;
  • to be able to develop project plans and required resources in international context and to communicate with their peers in the larger international scholarly community and with society in general about their ideas or expertise, and also
  • to be able to promote, within academic and professional contexts, technological, social or cultural advancement in a knowledge-based society.

Further information

Professor Antti Häkkinen
tel. +358 40 354 3218