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.
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The Research Unit ProMiSe, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG - FOR 2383 ), aims to investigate and develop new micro reactors that take advantages of the unique opportunities offered by in-situ sensors. In the first SENFLOW-Symposium on Sensors for Flow Chemistry on the 6th and 7th of October in Freiburg within the frame of the project, we would like to bring together leading researchers and industry practitioners in the field of flow chemistry and sensors and especially give young researchers a platform to present their work to invited world-leading scientists.
Sessions on Micro Sensors, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Nanoparticle Synthesis, Micro Systems Construction, Photochemistry and Modelling & Simulation will be available, all hosted by renowned researchers from the respective field. For more information, please visit https://promise-conf.org/
Participation is free of charge for online participants.
The ProMiSe Research Unit is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) with the aim to investigate and develop new reactors and heat exchangers that take advantage of the unique opportunities afforded by in-situ sensors. In particular, by obtaining temporally- and spatially-resolved information about reactions conditions, new levels of control and precise operation is possible. This is exactly what has been developed over the past years in the four component projects within ProMiSe, spread across the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the University of Freiburg.
ADAC interview with Prof. Roland Dittmeyer
Press release Cargill on investment in Poland
Accelerated process in the production of polydextrose
Cargill has invested $ 45 million in a new manufacturing facility centered around joint process development for the polycondensation of glucose with microreactor technology. This is the result of many years of successful cooperation with KIT / IMVT, which has now led to what is probably the world's first industrial application of microreactors in food production. The link to the press release: $45 million investment in soluble fiber | Cargill
KIT press release: "ReFuels suitable for wide use"
Press release 066/2021 about ReFuels (in German)
"Synthetic Fuels - Is research suspended in the air?"
Radio interview on synthetic kerosene with Prof. Dr. Roland Dittmeyer and Ute Welty, Deutschlandradio Kultur as part of the Studio 9 program on June 18, 2021.
Info"Technische Mechanik III"
The old exams with solutions for "Technische Mechanik III" will be uploaded as PDF in the ILIAS course as an exercise WS 20/21 and can NOT be obtained from the students council, due to the current Corona measures. Students who are not yet registered to the ILIAS course can contact the exercise instructors Ms. Laura Trinkies (laura.trinkies∂kit.edu) and Mr. David Metzger (david.metzger∂kit.edu) via mail.
New paper and poster award for IMVT researchers
Researchers from the IMVT in collaboration with researchers at IHM and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics have achieved a recognition for their poster “Optical Emission Spectroscopy of Atmospheric CO2 Plasma Sustained with Ultrafast Microwave Pulsations” in the OperCat conference. During this event, they have been rewarded with the Best ePoster Prize (sponsored by Chemistry Europe).
The full description and the paper link can be found in the news archive.
Sara Claramunt wins Best Presentation Award
For her presentation "Fabrication and characterization of membranes for micro reactors for the intensification of condensation reactions" at the 14th Mediterranean Congress of Chemical Engineering, IMVT PhD student Sara Claramunt receives the Best Presentation Award. The determining factors were the outstanding quality of her presentation and the depiction of her research topic in the form of a graphical abstract during the discussion session. Congratulations, Sara!