Institute for Micro Process Engineering (IMVT)

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Institute for Micro Process Engineering

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




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Sara Claramunt:
Membranes for the gas/liquid phase separation at elevated temperatures in micro reactors: Characterization of the Liquid Entry Pressure


21.01.2021, 11.00 Uhr


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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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!


1st place in the ideas competition for Tabea Stadler

IMVT PhD student Tabea Stadler reached 1st place in the ideas competition „Energie und Umwelt – meine Idee für morgen“ of the Stiftung Energie & Klimaschutz, in which 25 young scientists participated. For her doctoral thesis "Sustainable Aviation Fuels - or: How to enable air traffic with a clear conscience?" she investigates synthesis gas production and power-to-liquid technologies to enable future air travel to be CO2 neutral. We congratulate Tabea on her placement!