Indian and German process and chemical engineers strengthen their close collaboration

April 19, 2024

The 5th Indo-German Workshop on "Advances in Materials, Reactions and Separation Processes" was successfully held in February 2024 at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

To strengthen collaborative research activities between Indian and German colleagues and to introduce doctoral students to current research activities, in 2008 a series of Indo-German Workshops on “Advances in Materials, Reaction and Separation Processes” was started at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Madras followed by consecutive events in Bad Herrenalb (2012), at the IIT Guwahati (2016) and Berlin (2020).

The meetings supported exchanges of students, visits by scientists from one country to the other and working in cooperation projects. The success of the collaboration can be gauged from numerous publications in internationally reputed journals which have been co-authored by scientists from both countries.

The 5th Indo-German Workshop was organized by Prof. Rabibrata Mukherjee from February 19 to 21, 2024 at the IIT in Kharagpur. It was attended by more than 60 scientists, among them 15 from Germany.

Topics covered in particular processes to purify biomolecules and enantiomers, novel concepts in reaction engineering, process systems engineering and control and innovations in material science. The German participants were impressed by the tremendous progress made by their Indian colleagues in the last years.

The excellently organized workshop took place in a very enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere and was supported by many highly motivated students. The informal character supported a quick and intensive contact between the young generations of Indian and German scientists and provided insight into the specific research structures and activities of the two countries.

The preparation of a 6th workshop in Germany is already underway.

Text: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern / GE

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