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Institute for Micro Process Engineering


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Dittmeyer

KIT - Campus North
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
Phone: +49 721 608-23114
Fax:     +49 721 608-23186
Mail: roland dittmeyerUny7∂kit edu




Jonas Bretz


"Analysis of evaporation cooling in a microstructured reactor"


29.11.2018, 11.00 Uhr


Campus Nord, Gebäude 605,

1. Etage, Raum 201, Besprechungsraum IMVT




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.



IMRET 2018 - International Conference on Micro Reaction Technology


IMRET 2018 sets out to become once more the “place to be” where new developments regarding all facets of micro process engineering and flow chemistry will be jointly discussed for mutual benefit.

Since 1997 the event has demonstrated a variety of new applications in chemical engineering, chemistry, related disciplines like energy supply, and even more different fields such as analytics, life science and medicine. Yet, as each of the involved disciplines has seen amazing progress, the mission of providing an effective platform for exchange is even more important.

15th IMRET will take place in the city of Karlsruhe/Germany from 21-24 October 2018, organised by DECHEMA e.V. with the support of the German ProcessNet Woking Group on Micro Process Engineering, the IMRET Steering Committee, and the International Flow Chemistry Society.

IMRET has been established to foster scientific exchange and cooperation between chemistschemical engineers, and micro systems engineers – altogether fascinated by the new opportunities that microfluidicsmicro fabrication, and micro systems engineering provide for making chemical reactors and processes more efficient, more compact, safer, and ultimately more economic, as well as to enable novel chemistry and process conditions which could be hardly handled in conventional equipment.

You will find further information regarding Conference Topics, Pre-conference workshop, Exhibition and Dates to note on the following sites.

Link to DECHEMA event



Best Poster Award - International Conference on Micro Reaction Technology 2018

The colleagues Edgar Hansjosten, Achim Wenka, Andreas Hensel, Walther Benzinger, Michael Klumpp and Roland Dittmeyer have won one of three poster prizes at the International Conference on Micro Reaction Technology (IMRET) 2018 (21st - 24th of October, Karlsruhe) with more than 260 participants and over 100 posters. Congratulations!

Topic of the poster was "Tailored 3D Printed Fluid Guiding Elements for Process Intensification".



Link zur Dechema-Veranstaltung
Publication of IMVT researcher Dr. Alexander Navarrete awarded!

Energy Technology (Wiley) has selected the article “Harvesting Renewable Energy for Carbon Dioxide Catalysis" as one of the Best of 2017! The paper goes beyond a mere review of the technological advances in the transformation of carbon dioxide by means of Renewable Energy. It delves into the fundamentals of microwaves, plasmas, and light as sources of energy for catalytic transformations of CO2.  Moreover, the authors propose a new kind of reaction system, an energy‐harvesting device, as a way to redesign the current  catalytic processes into more efficient, flexible and scalable ones.



IMVT Spin-Off INERATEC wins the „Deutsche Gründerpreis 2018“ in the category Start-Ups

On September 11, 2018 this years winners of the „Deutsche Gründerpreis“ were announced in a celebration in Berlin. The German TV Station ZDF broadcasted the event live at 20:00 ( Our Spin-Off INERATEC GmbH was the winner in the category Start-Ups. In addition at 22:45 the decorated companies and founders were presented in a detailed feature report ( IMVT alumni Dr. Paolo Piermartini and Dr. Tim Böltken as well as their co-founder Philipp Engelkamp all had their say there and could explain our common vision of synthetic fuels from renewable power and carbon dioxide made in decentralized container-based plants very catchpenny. Moreover, in an interview broadcasted in ZDF Morgenmagazin on September 12, Dr. Böltken also talked about the development of the technology at KIT ( With this the success story INERATEC reaches another top, on which the Institute for Micro Process Engineering sincerely congratulates the founders. WOW!!


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