Transfer of R&D Results from Laboratory to Industrial Production

Course Information
TitleΜεταφορά Αποτελεσμάτων από το Εργαστήριο στη Βιομηχανική Παραγωγή / Transfer of R&D Results from Laboratory to Industrial Production
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20002638

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
In this course, through study of the physical and chemical processes involved, the differences between a laboratory synthesis and a corresponding large scale production are discussed and explained. In this sense for the succeful attendance of the course it is required knowledge of the obligatory material courses as well as good konwledge of mass and heat transport as well as on the kinetic description of physical or chemical processes.
Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of the course the students: -Are able to explain the reasons for the differentiation obtained when a laboratory material synthesis process is being transferred to a large scale production process -Are able to propose appropriate changes in the functional process parameters so that identical material properties are obtained between a laboratory process and a large scale industrial production process.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Ιn the first group of lectures a basic solids synthesis process composed of several process steps is taken. For every process step a technological description is given and subsequently the differences are discussed when the same process step from a laboratory level is tranferred to a large scale level. Subsequently the discussion focuses on the interactions between the various process steps and the consequences that might have in a large scale production potential disturbances in one of those process steps. Finally within the context of the course the criteria for the formation of industrial R&D proposals are discussed as well as their differences from general research proposals. The general subject of the existing gap between research and production is also part of this discussion.
technology transfer, solids processes
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Teaching is supported by the projection of electronic transparencies (powerpoint). During the lessons, use is being made of specially designed educational sites with illustrative animations for good understanding of fundamental phenomena and processes. All announcments concerning the course as well as the supportive material, are provided to the students through the lab's web page ( Finally it is noted that the course has been for the first time introduced into the Curriculum of the Chemical Engineering department in the spring semester of the academic year 2014-2015. It is therefore still subjected to evolution concerning its content as well as its supporting material.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Several multiple choice evaluation tests are being taken by the students during the course. At the end in groups of 3-4 students a scientific subject is given on which they are supposed to provide an overview of the current state of the art indicating weaknesses, disadvantages or challenges for further improvement. There, they have to propose a well argumentated concept of a research proposal.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
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