Welcome to IMVT
The Institute for Micro Process Engineering (IMVT) was founded in July 2001 with the objective of enhancing the use of novel microstructures in modern process engineering. Foundation of IMVT had been preceded by innovative studies relating to the fabrication of metal microstructured devices and their use in process engineering at the former Central Experimentation Department and before at the Institute for Nuclear Process Technology of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. IMVT and its precursor department had been headed by Dr. Klaus Schubert since the late eighties.
Today, IMVT is one of the leading academic research institutions in the field of micro process engineering worldwide. An international team of 64 employees specialized in various disciplines focuses on the construction and fabrication of microstructured devices, on fundamental studies of transport processes and chemical reactions in microstructures, and on the use of prototypes in selected thermal and chemical processes. Apart from research projects financed from basic funds under the Helmholtz programmes, projects funded by third parties are being executed in cooperation with industry and academic research institutions in Germany and abroad.
DFG Research Unit "ProMiSe" enters the second round
On 2 July, the DFG Main Committee approved the continuation of DFG Research Unit 2383 "Assessing and Controlling Dynamic Local Process Conditions in Microreactors via Novel Integrated Microsensors (ProMiSe)" for a further three years. The Research Unit is being launched with four subprojects across locations in Karlsruhe and Freiburg in the second funding phase, which begins on 1 August. The focus is on multiphase systems in microchannels in evaporation, heterogeneous catalysis, photochemistry and nanoparticle synthesis. Microsensors and microoptical analysis systems are used to monitor these processes space- and time-resolved. Furthermore, model-based process control and process guidance shall be demonstrated based on the local data.
Link to the DFG press release: https://www.dfg.de/en/service/press/press_releases/2019/press_release_no_31/index.html
Die ‚Crowd Oil‘-Vision im Podcast
Dezentral und gekoppelt an Gebäudeinfrastruktur könnten zukünftig klimaneutrale Kraftstoffe aus CO2 hergestellt werden. Durch die dezentrale Struktur und die Kopplung an Gebäude würde eine Vielzahl neuer Akteur*innen für die Energiewende mobilisiert. Der Ertrag der Anlagen würde von den individuellen Akteur*innen oder gemeinschaftlich erwirtschaftet. Roland Dittmeyer, Michael Klumpp & Paul Kant sprechen mit Frank Thelen im Podcast ausführlich über diese technische und gesellschaftliche Vision von ‚Crowd Oil‘.
Der Podcast ist auf der Website von Frank Thelen unter https://frank.io/de/podcast/e002-co2-klimaanlagen/ verfügbar.
Die Original-Veröffentlichung ‚Crowd Oil not Crude Oil‘ ist unter https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09685-x verfügbar.
ICCMR-14 Best Oral Presentation Award for PhD Candidate Xiang Zhan
Photo: © Linkedin account ICCMR Eindhoven
For his presentation entitled „Degradation of Micropollutant in a Novel Microstructured Photocatalytic Membrane Reactor" on Wednesday, July 10, PhD candidate Xiang Zhan has won one of the two oral presentation awards of the 14th International Conference on Catalysis in Membrane Reactors taking place from July 8 - 11 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Xiang gave a very concise and elaborate presentation of his work with a special focus on process aspects of micropollutant degradation which evidently convinced the jury. A major point in his presentation was the reactor system developed with the help of many colleagues at IMVT. Thanks to everyone who was involved and congratulations to Xiang!