Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering

Major research interests

It is one goal of our group to determine physical and chemical data and parameters that are related to the chemical engineering and bioengineering processes investigated at the MPI. Based on this, the group investigates theoretically and experimentally separation and reaction processes with a focus on preparative chromatography, enantioselective crystallization, extraction of natural products and homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. Of special interest is the evaluation of the potential of forced periodic processes.

Current PhD students in the IMPRS program

Shashank Bhandari

Shashank Bhandari

PhD project: Continuous Crystallization Process Design Strategies
Susann Triemer

Susann Triemer

PhD project: Coupling of extraction, reaction and separation for continuous artemisinin production

IMPRS alumni

Francesca Cascella

PhD thesis: Resolution of enantiomers of chiral compounds using crystallization processes: from fundamental studies to process development
(Oct. 1, 2021)

Ivana Mutavdžin

PhD thesis: Contributions to develop enantioselective chromatographic processes (Nov. 24, 2017)

Francisco Vitor Santos da Silva

PhD thesis: Isolation of target molecules out of complex mixtures using continuous countercurrent liquid chromatography
(Sep. 29, 2017)

Erik Temmel

PhD thesis: Design of continuous crystallization processes
(Jun. 15, 2016)

Tam Le Minh

PhD thesis: Analysis of new modes of preferential crystallization to separate enantiomers
(Jan. 24, 2014)

Balamurali Sreedhar

PhD thesis: Preparative Separation of Multi-component Mixtures Using Stationary Phase Gradients
(Dec. 17, 2010)

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