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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, briefly referred to as KIT, was established by the merger of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH and the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) on October 01, 2009. KIT combines the traditions of a renowned technical university and a major large-scale research institution in a very unique way. In research and education, KIT assumes responsibility for contributing to the sustainable solution of the grand challenges that face the society, industry, and the environment. For this purpose, KIT uses its financial and human resources with maximum efficiency. The scientists of KIT communicate the contents and results of their work to society.

The Section Process Machines deals with process engineering processes for particle production or particle processing in a liquid phase. The focus of the work with regard to the processes investigated is filtration and centrifugation as well as mixing technology and agglomeration, whereby extensive experience is available in all areas due to the MVM's more than 50 years of existence. The challenges currently lie above all in the processing of very fine materials, the characteristic sizes of which are mostly in the nanoscale range.



  Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Hermann Nirschl

  Head of the Section Process Machines 
  Study of Technology and Biotechnology of foods,
  Technical University of Munich
  Graduate Studies as a Konrad-Adenauer-fellow at the
  Technical University of Munich
  Ph.D. Dissertation at the Technical University of Munich


  Dr. Jan-Hendrik Sommerling

  PhD during the period of the project



The research leading to these results has received funding from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European
Union’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7 (2007–2013) under REA grant agreement no. 324275 (project acronym Decent AID)