Research priorities

How to React on the Challenges to 2020

  • Energy-saving generation of dispersed property-distributed systems and materials (e.g., nanoparticles or porous membranes),
  • Physical, chemical and/or biological product design (e.g., active ingredient synthesis, structured and functionalized surfaces),
  • Development of sustainable and resource-conserving material and energy conversion processes (for example, biotechnology, wind turbines, fuel cells, gasification),
  • Avoiding health- and climate-damaging emissions (e.g., fine dust, NOx, SO2, CO2),
  • Process development for efficient material and energy utilization of renewable resources,
  • Economically efficient recycling of secondary raw materials and waste (recycling)
  • Computer-aided design and operation of complex processing systems and process engineering plants
  • Design of complex material cycles and a sustainable "green" material economy


Distinctive Research Profile - Research Priorities

Particle Technology - Particle Systems (University's Priority) 
  • Generation of particles
  • Agglomeration and granulation in fluidized beds; 
  • Preparation of functionalized nanoparticles by crystallization and precipitation; 
  • Particle preparation and formulation, 
  • Immobilization of cells on micro and nanoparticles,
  • Adherent animal cells on microcarriers for vaccine production,
  • Bioprocesses
  • Drying, 
  • Powder handling, 
  • Dust explosions, 
  • Recycling ...
Chemical Product Design and Analytical Characterization of Products
  • Chemical synthesis of natural and active substances,
  • Metal-organic compounds for semiconductor, sensor, and catalysis technologes,
  • Nanostructured porous materials,
  • Electrochemical reaction and sensor technology …
Innovative Materials and Energy Conversion Processes and Procedures
  • Separation of enantiomers, 
  • Membrane reactors, 
  • Heat and mass transfer of catalytically active membranes, 
  • Chromatographic reactors and preparative chromatography, 
  • Micro-heat exchangers, high temperature processes, 
  • Fuel cell systems for stationary and mobile application, 
  • Culturing cells in bioreactors for the production of biotechnology-related products
Dynamic Process Engineering Systems
  • Development, design, modelling and simulation of dynamic stochastic processes disperse material systems and their model-based Scheme 
  • Interface systems,
  • Multiphase flows
  • Simulation of reactive flows
  • CFD, 
  • Dynamics of bio-processes

Last Modification: 21.11.2022 - Contact Person: Manuela Dullin