Who are we?


We provide to society excellent education, revolutionary research and expert knowledge in thermal engineering for a sustainable world.


History & Vision

The research Group Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (ATHT) was founded by Prof. Michel De Paepe in 2002 as a part of the Ghent University Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. ATHT focuses on systems where thermal energy transfer is the main energy transfer mode. The aim is to develop more energy efficient systems. By doing this, the research contributes to formulating technical solutions for the reduction of CO² emissions in compliance with the 20-20-20 directive of the European Union and 2030 framework for climate and energy policies.