The Institute of General Chemical Engineering (IGCE) was founded in 2010 by merging the Department of General Chemical Engineering and RTU Rudolfs Cimdins Riga Biomaterials Innovation and Development Centre.
Professor, Dr.sc.ing. Līga Bērziņa-Cimdiņa was Head of the institute from December 2006 to May 2018, since 2018 the Head of institute is Professor, Dr.sc.ing. Jānis Ločs.
IGCE is the structural unit of the Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry of Riga Technical University.
More than 70 employees work in the institute, they carry out the academic and scientific work and are tightly involved in new specialist training.
The scientific work of institute is organized according to the Quality Management System ISO 9001: 2000.