Process Systems Engineering


The Process Systems Engineering working group develops processes and reactors for different catalytic, non-catalytic and electrochemical applications. The close connection of reaction engineering, process modeling and process automation is the basis for the efficient and customer-oriented development and realization of process solutions.


Core competencies


  • Process and reactor development in chemical engineering
  • Generation of synthesis gases from fossil and renewable resources
  • Assembly and operation of fuel cell systems
  • Chemical synthesis (especially gas to liquids and power to liquids)
  • Automation of plants and systems


Services offered


  • Reactor and process development for homogeneous and catalytic reactions as well as for adsorption processes based on advanced ceramic materials with focus on synthesis gas generation and utilization
  • Characterization of catalytic reactors by measurement of concentration and temperature profiles
  • Catalyst screening and kinetic measurements
  • Process and reactor modeling
  • Development of control technology and visualization for processes and systems
  • Feasibility studies and scientific project monitoring


Further information


Please find further information on the specific websites of the working group.

Please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail or phone if you have further questions or if you would like to arrange an appointment.

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Reformer testing facility.
SOFC-system operated with biogas.

Current research

CO2-reduced steelmaking via electrolysis-based direct reduction


Sustainable Production of Chemical Products


Development of Heterogeneously Catalyzed Processes


Efficient Generation and Utilization of Synthesis Gas


Instrumentation and Model-based Control