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Institute for Micro Process Engineering

KIT Campus North
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen


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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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IMVT Seminars

IMVT seminars currently online via ZOOM







Lorena Kiefer

Technische und wirtschaftliche Analyse des Offshore-Einsatzes verschiedener Elektrolysetechnologien in Verbindung mit Offshore-Windkraftanlagen

27.01.22 11:00 Jennifer Schmidt Parameterfindung für das Laserpulverbettschmelzen von 316L für massive Teile




Celine Kopp

Untersuchung der Dehydrierung von Perhydro-Dibenzyltoluol im mikro-strukturierten Radialflussreaktor

16.02.22 11:00 Nils Gensior Bestimmung der Quantenausbeute eines Modellfotokatalysators als Basis für die Auslegung von Fotoreaktoren


For the time being, the seminars will take place online as a ZOOM meeting until further notice.
For further information please contact Anja Buckel.



IMVT alumni Dr.-Ing. Hannah Kirsch receives Peter and Luise Hager Award 2021

Our former PhD student Hannah Kirsch, who received her doctorate in January 2021, was awarded this year's Peter and Luise Hager Prize of the KIT Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Process Engineering (CIW) last week, much to our delight.

Hannah Kirsch (Private)

The prize is awarded annually for scientific work in the field of energy and environmental technology with a special focus on the storage of renewable energy. The prize was awarded for her outstanding experimental and theoretical work on the systematic investigation of the process integration of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and hydrocracking with a view to the simplest possible process design for decentralised plants for the production of drop-in-capable synthetic fuels.

The IMVT congratulates and is happy for Hannah!



Best Paper Award for Laura Trinkies and Moritz Döring

The award went to Laura Trinkies (IMVT, KIT) and Moritz Döring (Institute of Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg) for their joint contribution "Sensor-based microreactors: Modern methods for multi-analyte detection in hydrogen peroxide direct synthesis in microstructured reactors" at the 8th HybridSensorNet Symposium 2021 "Innovative sensor technology, distributed sensor systems, new technologies and application fields". Congratulations to both of them!


SENFLOW-Symposium 2021

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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

In the run-up to the redesigned International Motor Show (IAA), which will be held in Munich starting in 2021, ADAC conducted an interview with Prof. Roland Dittmeyer on the topic of synthetic fuels: "In 2026, e-fuels will be ready for the market " (German version)


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 SoSe 2021 "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!