About the department

Our ambition is to be leading in science that involves both chemistry and engineering, both molecule design and device design.

The department of chemical engineering aspires to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge in our discipline, and to shape that discipline as we do so. Our discipline is the art-turned-science of converting molecular understanding into products and processes that benefit mankind, using a healthy dose of chemistry, mathematics, physics, biology and material science whenever that is called for. Our profession, then, is eclectic by design and united by a synthetic objective. We aim for the highest quality standards in teaching and research. We have a rich heritage of over 125 years, in which we have seen our profession take shape and continuously evolve. In our department we strive for an optimum mix of diversity in background, talents, and skills at all levels to aid in flexibility, creativity, and overall efficiency of operation of the department.


We develop solutions for societal problems, leveraging our broad expertise in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics and materials science. We harness our scientific curiosity to define emerging fundamental questions and educate future leaders in the field of chemical engineering.


Chemical Engineering PhD Council

PhD students are an integral part of Chemical Engineering at TU Delft, working in different groups of the department. Considering the variety of the PhD body, a ChemE PhD Council has been instated as an intermediary body to the TNW Council to act as the voice of doctoral candidates in the department.

What we do

  • Regularly collect information of PhD related issues within ChemE.
  • Act as a communication channel for these issues to the TNW PhD Council, the Head of the Department and other relevant organizations in the faculty.
  • Serve as an information point for the ChemE PhDs.
  • Organize events to promote communication within the department, such as PhD lunch.


Our attempt is always to have at least 1 representative from each research group to ensure we reach the entire ChemE PhD student body effectively. Below you can find the current members.


Anand Raja


Sven Weerdenburg


Adarsh Kalikadien


Henri Pelzer


Jasmeen Nespoli


Sophie de Boer


Christel Koopman

Get in touch

Send an email to PhDCouncil-ChemE@tudelft.nl and reach out to current members.


๐ŸŽฒ Board Game Night is Back! Join Us on March 14th ๐ŸŽฒ

Dear colleagues,

Great news! The beloved Board Game Night is back! ๐ŸŽ‰ Get ready to dive into an evening of excitement, strategy, and fun as we bring back this cherished event.

๐Ÿ“… Date: Thursday, March 14th
๐Ÿ•” Time: 17:00 - 20:00
๐Ÿ“ Location: E1.020 (Faculty Room)

On behalf of the ChemE PhD Council, I'm thrilled to invite you to join us for a night of board game entertainment. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to the game, there's something for everyone to enjoy. ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŽฒ

To ensure we have enough refreshments for everyone, please take a moment to sign up using the following link: Sign Up Here! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ•

We'll have a few board games available, but feel free to bring your own favourites to share with the group! ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ‘พ So dust off your favourite board games, gather your friends, and let's make this return of Board Game Night one to remember! We can't wait to see you there!

Best regards,

On behalf of the ChemE PhD Council, Anand Raja

Cheers to March! Bi-Monthly Drinks for the Chemical Engineering Department

Get ready to unwind and raise your glasses because we're thrilled to announce the launch of our Bi-Monthly Drinks series! Starting this March, we're bringing you a fantastic opportunity to relax, mingle, and build connections within our amazing department.

๐Ÿ“… Date: to be announced shortly, but around 22nd of March!
๐Ÿ•” Time: 17:00-19:30
๐Ÿ“ Location: Bar โ€˜t Lab

This bi-monthly gathering aims to foster a sense of community, allowing us to come together outside of the lab and classrooms. It's the perfect chance to connect with your colleagues, share ideas, and perhaps even hatch some exciting new projects over a beverage or two.

Keep a lookout for the official date, and let's kick off this event with a memorable afternoon.

We are looking forward to it!