The Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering (IEC) focuses on the comprehensive experimental investigation, theoretic description, modeling and simulation of material and energy conversion processes, e.g. syngas generation to produce base chemicals or fuels, the beneficiation of carbonaceous feedstock for metallurgical and environmental applications or catalytic and non-catalytic flue gas treatment or syntheses.
The three professorships are responsible for fundamental lectures and multiple major subjects in the bachelor, master, and diploma courses for “Process Engineering”. Besides, the IEC is involved in the study course of “Environmental Engineering”, “Energy Technology” and “Industrial Engineering”. Since the winter semester 2014/15, the chair of “Numerical Thermo-Fluid Dynamics” offers the new master course “Computational Science and Engineering” which is jointly organized together with the Technische Universität Dresden.
The IEC disposes of a wide range of experimental facilities ranging from laboratory to pilot scale as well as comprehensive software packages for modeling and simulation of single processes and complete process chains. Because of its strong research, the IEC is the institute having the highest third-party funding and the largest number of employees at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg. It is Germany’s leading research institute in the field of large-scale gasification processes.