Prof. Joris Thybaut is heading the Catalytic Reaction Engineering (CaRE) research group, comprising about 15 junior researchers, within the LCT at Ghent University. Prof. Thybaut and his group actively investigate a variety of large-scale industrial reactions and more particularly, the rational design of the corresponding catalysts as well as of the reactors in which these catalysts are employed. Ideal gas phase reactions as well as strongly non-ideal liquid phase reactions are addressed. Research projects range from bilateral contracts with industry up to government funded large scale integrated projects. Prof. Thybaut recently acquired an ERC consolidator grant to innovate the SEMK methodology and use it in the framework of renewable, oxygen containing feeds.