The Faculty of Technical Chemistry consists of 4 Institutes and is involved in matching Large Scale Facilities available at the university.
In addition to basic research for the development of new methods and strategies of synthesis, the focus of the Institute is on practice-oriented synthetic chemistry. The cornerstones of our activities are the synthesis and characterisation of products that are industrially and technologically exploitable and marketable as well as the development of technical manufacturing processes.
With its extensive synthesis know-how in inorganic, organic and macromolecular chemistry, the Institute is an ideal platform for cooperation partners, thus fulfilling the demands of an University of Technology with a strong application and practice-orientation.
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karl Kirchner
The Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics bridges different matters in Chemistry, Technology, Instrumental Analytical Chemistry, Materials Science, Bioanalytics, Electrochemistry and Environmental Chemistry and unifies basic with applied sciences & technologies within one institution, which is a unique combination found in Central and Eastern Europe.
The scientific focus of the institute is on one hand development of analytical strategies and instrumentation (e.g. (bio)sensors, omics-techniques, mass spectrometry, imaging techniques, ultra trace separation and detection techniques on the elemental as well as molecular level). On the other hand the focus is related to technology of speciality materials, ranging from metals, less common metals, high performance ceramics, thin films and composites to biomedical materials, as well as energy storage and conversion devices in connection with electrochemical technologies. The development of powerful analytic techniques for structure elucidation as well as for environmental technologies is another focus of research within the institute.
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fleig
The synthesis of novel materials and, in particular, understanding their properties on an atomic level require the close collaboration of different chemical disciplines. As a consequence, scientists with expertise in various fields such as synthetic inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry of small particles and surfaces, and theoretical chemistry work closely together in the Institute of Materials Chemistry (IMC). The common target of the different research efforts is to develop innovative synthetic routes to prepare novel materials, to obtain fundamental knowledge of structure-property relationships and to apply sophisticated characterization methods to the various chemical problems.
Knowledge-transfer also plays an important role at the Institute of Materials Chemistry. Comprehensive basic knowledge is taught in many courses, including inorganic, physical, surface and theoretical chemistry. Up-to-date lectures and laboratory courses on "Applied physical and analytical chemistry" and "Applied synthesis" connect students to cutting-edge science and technology.
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Günther Rupprechter
Chemical Engineering is a science of technology, dealing with the research, development and technology of material conversion. It is an interdisciplinary subject and unifies aspects of mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics, biology and electrical engineering. The basics are the scientific disciplines of applied chemistry, technical physics and biotechnology. Chemical engineering concentrates on conversion and modification processes and thereof develops and optimizes industrial processes considering particularly conservation of resources and environmental protection.
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Robert Mach
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