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Develops research in the field of applied thermodynamics, with an emphasis on the experimental determination of thermophysical and equilibrium properties, as well as the development of thermodynamic models and the thermodynamic analysis of processes. Statistical mechanics, molecular simulation and non-equilibrium thermodynamics.
Associated faculty: José Vicente Hallak d’Angelo, Luís Fernando Mercier Franco, Maria Alvina Krähenbuhl, Maria Regina Wolf Maciel, Mariana Conceição da Costa, Reginaldo Guirardello, Roberta Ceriani
It develops researches applied to separation processes, which are fundamental in the industry, such as, for example, distillation, extraction, pervaporation, filtration, flotation, leaching, etc.
Associated professors: Adilson Pires Afonso, Elias Basile Tambourgi, Maria Regina Wolf Maciel, Mariana Conceição da Costa, Patricia Fazzio Martins Martinez, Roberta Ceriani
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Develops research applied to chemical process kinetics and catalysis, both homogeneous and heterogeneous, including the development and characterization of new catalysts.
Associated professors: Elizabete Jordão, Gustavo Doubek, Gustavo Paim Valença, Raphael Suppino, Roniérik Pioli Vieira
Transport Phenomena, Particulate Systems and Porous Media
Develops research related to moment, heat and mass transfer, and related unit operations, such as drying, filtration, adsorption, etc., with very varied applications in process engineering (power generation, biomass conversion, biofuel production) and emphasis on particulate systems and porous media.
Associated Professors: Ambrósio Florêncio de Almeida Neto, Antonio Carlos Luz Lisboa, Dirceu Noriler, Guilherme José de Castilho, Katia Tannous, Marco Aurélio Cremasco, Melissa Gurgel Adeodato Vieira, Meuris Gurgel Carlos da Silva, Osvaldir Pereira Taranto, Sávio Souza Venâncio Vianna
Science and Technology of the Materials
Develops research in materials science, with an eminently interdisciplinary character, with an emphasis on the development of new materials, formulations and processes. It studies the synthesis, processing, characterization, simulation of production processes and material behavior. In polymerization processes, he studies the kinetics and techniques of condensation and addition. In the processing of composites, blends and nanocomposites, physical-chemical, thermal, mechanical and morphological characterization techniques of the products obtained are considered, with application in the most diverse areas: aerospace, medical, environmental, automotive, electronics, packaging, civil construction and nautical , among others.
Associated Faculty: Ana Rita Morales, Angela Maria Moraes, Julio Roberto Bartoli, Liliane Maria Ferrareso Lona, Lúcia Helena Innocentini Mei, Marisa Masumi Beppu, Roniérik Pioli Vieira
Science and Engineering of Bioprocesses and Bioresources
It develops research related to biotechnological processes, with a wide variety of applications, such as development of biomaterials, purification of bioproducts, fermentation and enzymatic processes, renewable energy, nanobiotechnology, among others.
Associated Faculty: Adriano P Mariano, Aline Carvalho da Costa, Angela Maria Moraes, Elias Basile Tambourgi, Everson Alves Miranda, Lucimara Gaziola de La Torre, Maria Helena Andrade Santana, Marisa Masumi Beppu, Rubens Maciel Filho, Sonia Maria Alves Bueno, Telma Teixeira Franco, Theo Guenter Kieckbusch
It develops researches related to the environmental impact of chemical processes, with an emphasis on the treatment of industrial and hospital waste and effluents, on the validity control of chemical products and on the control of atmospheric pollution.
Associated Professors: Ambrósio Florêncio de Almeida Neto, Edson Tomaz, Katia Tannous, Melissa Gurgel Adeodato Vieira, Meuris Gurgel Carlos da Silva, Milton Mori, Sávio Souza Venâncio Vianna
Synthesis, Analysis and Optimization of Processes
Develops research related to the modeling, improvement and optimization of chemical processes, using techniques such as computational fluid dynamics, process intensification, energy integration, among others. Applications are extremely varied, including biotech, petrochemical, environmental, risk analysis and safety processes.
Associated professors: Adilson Pires Afonso, Adriano P Mariano, Dirceu Noriler, José Roberto Nunhez, José Vicente Hallak d’Angelo, Leonardo Vasconcelos Fregolente, Liliane Maria Ferrareso Lona, Maria Teresa Moreira Rodrigues, Marisa Masumi Beppu, Milton Mori, Reginaldo Guirardello, Roger Josef Zemp, Roniérik Pioli Vieira, Rubens Maciel Filho, Sávio Souza Venâncio Vianna
Process Control and Automation
Develops research applied to the control, automation and modeling of chemical, petrochemical, biotechnological and polymerization processes, using conventional tools (phenomenological modeling, feedback, optimization) and unconventional ones, such as fuzzy logic, neural networks and artificial intelligence. It also develops research in the instrumentation area, with the use of optical and acoustic sensors.
Associated Faculty: Aline Carvalho da Costa, Ana Maria Frattini Fileti, Flávio Vasconcelos da Silva, Luz Adriana Alvarez Toro, Rubens Maciel Filho
Chemical Engineering Education
Develops research applied to education and teaching of chemical engineering, including the development of distance education techniques, as well as the study of new contents and ways of approaching fundamental and applied concepts.
Associated Professors: Katia Tannous, Marco Aurélio Cremasco