University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (UM FKKT), is a public institution which offers academic study programs at three bologna levels, and a higher professional study program. Faculty is organized in 9 different laboratories, one of the strongest being the Laboratory for Process Systems Engineering and Sustainable Development. The laboratory, established in 1981, represents an important research centre in Europe and provides high-quality expertise in the area of Process System Engineering and Sustainable Development. It has an extensive history of excellent scientific research results.
With its 35-years of tradition, Laboratory of Process Systems Engineering and Sustainable Development belongs to the world's top leaders in developing advanced process, as well as sustainable development of chemical and other process industries. The Laboratory continuously collaborates with some of the most reputable centers for PSE around the world.
Research field of Laboratory for Process Systems Engineering and Sustainable Development is developing and using the advanced Process Systems Engineering methods for designing sustainable manufacturing technologies for chemicals and energy production, transition from fossil fuels and petroleum-based feedstocks to the renewable sources, closing the water and CO2 cycles, improving mass and energy efficiencies, developing new materials and products, reaction and bioreaction engineering, environmental protection and sustainable development. The Laboratory develops innovative approaches for simultaneous solving of multi-level structure of production systems, i.e. from the atoms and molecules over the individual processes up to the local and global supply chains for products and energy. In order to achieve these goals, the Laboratory develops multi-level design strategies connecting the construction of the technology systems’ optimization with laboratory and pilot experiments for generation of certain input data and models validation. With close connection between mathematical modelling and experimental research laboratory masters the complex process systems and develops paths for using basic knowledge for solving practical problems.