The Institute

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. Examples include syngas generation for the production of basic chemicals or fuels, the beneficiation of carbonaceous feedstock for metallurgical and environmental applications as well as catalytic and non-catalytic flue gas treatment and syntheses of alternative transportation fuels.

The three chairs at IEC are responsible for education including fundamental lectures and multiple major subjects in the bachelor, master and diploma courses for “Process Engineering”. Additionally, IEC is involved in the study courses “Environmental Engineering”, “Energy Technology”, “Mechanical Engineering“ and “Industrial Engineering”.

IEC is equipped with a wide range of experimental facilities ranging from laboratory to large-scale pilot plants as well as comprehensive software packages for modeling and simulation of single processes and complete process chains. Due to its strong R&D background, the IEC belongs to the leading institutes in Germany in terms of third-party funds. It is Europe’s top R&D institute in the fields of large-scale gasification and circular carbon economy.