Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Pfeifer

  • Institut für Mikroverfahrenstechnik (IMVT)
    Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

    KIT Campus Nord
    Gebäude 605

    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
    D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Curriculum Vitae

Born 15th of October 1970

• Academic education


1991-1997 Studies of Chemical Engineering, University of Erlangen
04/1997 Diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) in Chemical Engineering
05/97-09/97 Research Assistant at University of Erlangen, Department of Technical Chemistry I
since 11/97 Research Assistant at IMVT / Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (now KIT)
since 2000 Group Leader gas and multi phase catalysis (CAT) at IMVT / Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (now KIT) 

PhD Degree (Dr.-Ing.) in Chemical Engineering, University of Erlangen (Prof. Emig)

12/2014 Professorship at KIT
01/2015 Head of Department Chemical Energy Storange at IMVT
since 05/2016 Co-Founder / Co-Partner of INERATEC GmbH




Other activities

since 2014 Member of the Department of Energy Process Engineering (EVT) of DECHEMA e.V

Research interests

• Heterogeneously catalyzed processes in microreactors
• Catalytic coating of microreactors
• Integration of membranes in microreactors
• Hydrogen production and in-situ hydrogen purification
• multiphase reactions in microreactors
• Simulation of microreactors and scale-up
• Methanation / SNG generation with microreactors
• Synthesis of liquid fuels and chemicals in microreactors (compact GtL, BtL and PtL systems) via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis
• Evaporative cooling in microreactors
• Process analysis for fuel production from renewable energy sources