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Welcome to IMVT!

The Institute for Micro Process Engineering (IMVT) is one of the leading academic research institutions in the field of micro process engineering worldwide. An international team of 70 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.

The 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.



Eingang KonferenzProf. Dr. Christoph Klahn
Conference Additive Manufacturing in Products and Applications AMPA2023 started

KIT IMVT-ADD co-hosts the third international conference on Additive Manufacturing in Products and Applications AMPA2023 in Lucerne, September 12-14 2023 ( The aim of Additive Manufacturing in Products and Applications is to exchange ideas and knowledge among engineers, designers and managers on how to support real-world value chains by developing additive manufactured serial products.
The conference was opened by the organizers Prof. Christoph Klahn (KIT, IMVT-ADD), Prof. Mirko Meboldt (ETH Zurich, pd|z) and Dr. Julian Ferchow (inspire AG). The keynotes by Ian Gibson (University of Twente) and Christoph Kiener (Siemens AG) highlighted the challenges and opportunities of industrializing additive manufacturing.
The conference proceedings Industrializing Additive Manufacturing are published by Springer.

Link Industrializing Additive Manufacturing
Präsentation von Philipp RentschlerIMVT
Summer School

During the first StoRIES Summer School on "RePowerEU and the need for energy storage in Europe", which took place from May 29 to June 1, 2023 in Nicosia (Athalassa Campus) and at the Energy Institute of the Cyprus Institute PROTEAS, Philipp Rentschler, doctoral researcher at IMVT in the ADD group, received “The Young Scientist Best Oral Presentation Award”. The jury, consisting of members of the Joint Program "Energy Storage" of the European Energy Research Alliance EERA, thus recognized his outstanding work. The IMVT congratulates Philipp on this well-deserved recognition of his research achievements.

Link StoRIES Summer School 2023
Foto aus dem Unteren TechnikumAmadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Support for the energy transition: IMVT researchers develop low-cost photoreactors for solar-driven production of, for instance, hydrogen on rooftops

Climate-neutral hydrogen, or, even liquid fuels could in future be produced at low-cost on rooftops or in big solar farms. A photoreactor concept, which would be a core component of such a technology is now proposed by IMVT researchers in their recently published manuscript in Joule. The photoreactor concept is especially low-cost in its manufacturing, ensures an efficient production and is easily adoptable to many different photoreactions. Thereby, such photoreactors could represent an important building block in a successful energy transition pathway. A link to the publication in Joule and the corresponding KIT press release can be found below.

Link Publication Joule
Container Energy LabVDI
Trend Forum 2023-Association of German Engineers

On 27.06.2023 the event "Energy supply of the future - a visit to the Energy Lab 2.0 at KIT" took place, which provided inspiration for the energy transition with IMVT expert knowledge. This event in the TrendForum event series was organized together with the VDI Landesverband Baden-Württemberg and the VDI Karlsruher Bezirksverein.

Innovative solutions and technologies from our Energy Lab 2.0 were presented and the challenges of the energy transition were highlighted. We started with a visit to the Energy Lab, where everything about the energy supply of the future was shown. After the tour, exciting technical presentations were held. The link to the interview with Prof. Dittmeyer (before the event) can be found further on.

Link to the registration
Exponat IMVTProf. Dr. Roland Dittmeyer
Ausstellung Hannover Messe 2023

Auf der Hannover Messe 2023 wurden unsere Arbeiten zur Veredelung von Fischer-Tropsch-Syncrude zu synthetischem paraffinischem Kerosin, gemäß den Spezifikationen der ASTM 7566, ausgestellt. Den Link zur Homepage der Hannover Messe finden Sie im weiteren Verlauf.

Homepage Hannover Messe
Von Links, Moderatorin Mona, Prof. Dr. Roland Dittmeyer, Matthias MüllerHannover Messe
Hannover Messe April 2023

Prof. Dittmeyer and Matthias Müller are interviewed at the Hannover Messe on the topic "Offshore production of green hydrogen and other power-to-X products in the flagship project H2Mare". The video of the interview can be found in the link below.

Link interview Hannover Messe
Friedrich Merz (links), Dr. Katja Haas-Santo (rechts)Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Friedrich Merz visit KIT

On Monday, April 3, 2023, the Federal Chairman of the CDU, Friedrich Merz, visited the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Dr. Katja Haas-Santo gave Friedrich Merz insights into research on climate-neutral fuels. In the link below you will find the entire article.

Link to KIT-Article
Besucher des 785. WE-Heraeus-SeminarHeraeus Stiftung
IMVT researchers win Poster Prize for Innovative Plasma Reactor Concepts at WE-Heraeus-Seminar

Our EEX Group recently presented our latest developments in plasma reactor concepts at the WE-Heraeus-Seminar on Non-Thermal Plasmas for Sustainable Chemistry. The poster, titled "Plasma-Catalysis Reactor Concepts using Microwave Plasmas under Nanosecond Pulsation," showcased our innovative concept for using plasma technology in CO2 conversion and won a poster prize.


Link to Heraeus-Stiftung
Energy Lab mit Stationen KIT
What synthetic fuels really bring

In the dispute over the future of the internal combustion engine, e-fuels have come into focus. They are made from water and carbon dioxide. Can synthetic fuels help pave the way to climate neutrality? The newspaper "Frankfurter Allgemeine" has written an interesting article on this subject. You will find the link in the further course.

Beitrag "Frankfurter Allgemeine"
Container mit der Aufschrift ICIMVT_KIT
Combustion engine out - how sensible are e-fuels?

The debate about phasing out the internal combustion engine shows how important research in different directions is. Only when all options have been adequately tested and evaluated, and solutions optimized, will it be possible to find a viable solution for the transportation transition. However, one thing is clear to the researchers: it won't work entirely without e-fuels. You will find the link to the ARD report in the further course.

Link to ARD-Video 07/03/2023
Logo (grüne Wellen) mit dem Titel "Leitprojekt H²Mare"BMBF
Producing the fuel of the future directly at sea - the H₂Mare flagship project

Producing green hydrogen and other PtX products with offshore wind turbines without grid connection can significantly reduce costs compared to onshore production. This potential is being exploited and researched by the H₂Mare hydrogen lead project. Further information can also be found at

Link to the YouTube-report
Prof. Dittmeyer mit dem Paul Pietsch Award 2023Motor Presse Stuttgart
Paul Pietsch Award 2023

The IMVT has received the International Paul Pietsch Award for research on Power2X and synthetic fuels. You will find the link to the Motor-Presse-Stuttgart in the further course.

Link to the article from
Zwei befüllte Flaschen mit der Aufschrift "E-Fuel" und "E-Wax"
E-fuels in heute journal

In the fourth contribution, everything revolves around the topic "Wrestling with combustion engines - What future for e-fuels?" Prof. Dittmeyer starts speaking at minute 15:20. You will find the link to the video in the further course.

Link to the ZDF-report
Sara Claramunt und Laura Trinkies schauen auf ein Blatt, im Hintergrund sind MaschinenKIT/Kira Heid
CIW-female-engineers introduced

Sara Claramunt and Laura Trinkies talk about their personal paths to their research areas at IMVT in an interview with the CIW-IN chemical engineering network, sharing their experiences.

Click here for the interview...
Neuland Preis KIT
Special prize in the Neuland competition

The long-standing cooperation between Cargill and the IMVT was awarded a special prize in the Neuland competition. The production of poly-mannose using microstructured apparatus will go into commercial production.

Link to the article
Sand Photo.
Support for Ukraine

Campaign "Aggregates against Aggressor" - a relief campaign by the Steine ​​Erden Industrial Association (ISTE). With her pictures, the Ukrainian sand artist Natalia Tarnay shows in a unique way the traces of war.

Link YouTube Video Sand Art
Doktorandin Tabea StadlerKIT
Kerogreen Winter School - Award for Tabea Stadler

The IMVT is happy with Tabea and congratulates on this recognition of the work done in the past three years!

mehr zum Kerogreen-Preis
Hannah Kirsch Laborprivat
Two awards for Dr. Hannah Kirsch

Peter and Luise Hager Prize 2021 and Sparkassen Environment Prize 2021

The IMVT congratulates and rejoices with Hannah!

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