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The organization of University Schools follows the State (Framework) Law 1268 of 1982 for the Highest Education, which decrees that Departments are formed, containing all the related scientific specialities, in order to facilitate the teaching and research activities.

The General Assembly of the School of Chemical Engineering in its meeting of May 30, 1983 decided that the School be divided into four Departments, with the corresponding specialities,as follows:

i) Department of Chemical Sciences (I)

  • General Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

The Chemical Sciences Department includes training and research in the fields of Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Analytical Chemistry, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,and Biochemistry. In addition to the Chemical Engineering Curriculum, the Section is designed to provide basic courses of Chemistry to students of almost all the other departments of the National Technical University. The research activity of the Department, on the other hand, is both theoretical and applied.

ii) Department of Process Analysis and Plant Design (II)
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Physical Separation Processes
  • Process Equipment and Installations
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Chemical Reactor Design
  • Process Control
  • Integrated Process Design (Technical/Economic/Energy/Strategic)
  • Industrial Process Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Industrial Health and Safety

The Process Analysis and Plant Design Department is responsible for training and research in process and systems analysis and design relevant to the practice of Chemical Engineering and, in general,to the related production processes of the Chemical Industry.The Department's main emphasis is given to the integrated - from the technical and economical point of view- handling of Chemical Engineering systems.

The courses offered by the Department include the introduction to the basic principles of Chemical Engineering by way of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, and Transport Phenomena courses, as well as through the analysis of the physical and chemical processes common in the chemical industry. The phenomena are studied both individually and in combination, with special emphasis on comprehending the mechanisms involved. Instruction in these courses aims at the comprehension of Chemical Engineering and Control processes which lead to the engineering design of industrial equipment and installations. Finally, the instruction aims at combining the engineering design with knowledge of technical-economic analysis of typical industrial systems, with emphasis on the energy and environmental parameters, leading eventually to the integrated design.

The current research activities of the Department, in which students participate through diploma and doctoral theses work, cover a very large portion of the instruction material spectrum.

iii) Department of Materials Science and Engineering (III)
  • Physical Chemistry
  • States of Matter
  • Thermodynamic Equilibrium
  • Kinetics - Catalysis - Structure
  • Electrochemistry
  • Radiation Chemistry
  • Corrosion
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Inorganic & Organic Materials

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering covers teaching and research on Physical Chemistry, Corrosion of Materials, and the Science of Inorganic and Organic Materials, from the view point of the relation of structure ( molecular, crystalline, microstructure ) properties and of imposing selected properties.

The students, who are taught and receive laboratory training in the fields of Physical Chemistry and Corrosion of Materials belong to the Schools of Chemical Engineering, Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Naval and Marine Engineering.

The research activity covers the above areas with senior students working on their Diploma thesis together with doctoral students,and by undertaking research programs.

iv) Department of Synthesis and Development of Industrial Processes (IV)
  • Inorganic Chemical Technology
  • Organic Chemical Technology
  • Organic Industries
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Polymer Technology
  • Explosives Technology
  • Technology of Fuels and Lubricants
  • Food Technology and Agricultural Industries
  • Electrochemical and Electrothermal Engineering

The educational and research activity of the Synthesis and Development of Industrial Processes Department deals with processes such as Organic Chemical Technology, Environmental Engineering, Food Technology and Agricultural Industry, Polymer Technology, Fuel and Lubricants, Inorganic Chemical Technology, and Biotechnology. The courses (teaching and laboratory training) are offered to the students of the last semesters, which require advanced knowledge in specific topics as well as a synthesis of that which was previously obtained, toward the development of specific chemical processes. The Department has also an intense research activity, with many Diploma and Doctoral students working with the scientific staff.

The subjects of the research programs are directed toward applied technology and seek to produce useful results for the industry, covering not only research activities of the traditional industry but also high technology areas of the contemporary industry.

The work in the Department is supported by six laboratories, specializing in their respective interests.

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