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Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry


Bldgs. 11.21/11.23
Engesserstr. 18 / 20
76131 Karlsruhe

Prof. Dr. O. Deutschmann
Bldg. 11.21, Room 106
Tel.+49 721/608 - 43064;
Prof. Dr. J.-D. Grunwaldt
Bldg 11.21, Room107
Tel.+49 721/608 - 42121

Prof. Dr. P. Theato
Bldg. 11.23, Room 312
Tel.+49 721/608 - 45642

Prof. Dr. M. Wilhelm 
Bldg. 11.23, Room 310
Tel.+49 721/608 - 43151

Welcome to the Institute ITCP

ITCP group picture

The Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry consists of four divisions, two of them working in Chemical Technology, two in Polymer Chemistry. The cooperative direction is formed byProf. Deutschmann, Prof. Grunwaldt (speaker),  Prof. Theato and Prof. Willhelm (ass. speaker).
The main research topics in Chemical technology are optimization of catalytical processes and characterization of catalysts. In Polymer science, new methods of polymer synthesis for modern materials as well their characterization methods are topics of research.
More information can be found in the webpages of the single devisions (see links in the menu left or down in the brief descriptions). A General Overview about the institute can be found in the following presentation linked at the right.


Short description of divisions and working groups at the ITCP

Chemical Technology

Prof. Dr. O. Deutschmann

Preparative macromolecular chemistry

Prof. Dr. P. Theato

Chemical Technology and Catalysis

Prof. Dr. J.-D. Grunwaldt

Polymeric Materials

Prof. Dr. M. Wilhelm

Applied Spectroscopy

Prof. Dr. C. Heske

Macromolecular Architectures

Prof. Dr. C. Barner-Kowollik

Applied Computional Catalysis

Prof. Dr. F. Studt

Highlights from the institute

“Fellow of The Combustion Institute” given to two members of ITCP

Henning Bockhorn, former director of ITCP, was elected for the lifetime honorific title for innovative research on combustion, pyrolysis, and various thermal processes. Olaf Deutschmann received this honor for his pioneering research in heterogeneous catalysis in support of combustion and energy-conversion technologies.


FCI scholarship recipients meet at ITCP

Regional recipients of a scholarship by the "Fonds der Chemischen Industrie" met on January 18, 2018 in Karlsruhe. They were invited by Professor Deutschmann. With Janin Offenloch, Hannah Rothfuß, Patrick Lott, and Florian Maurer, no less than four recipients are working on their doctorate at our institute.




We welcome Prof. Dr. Patrick Theato as a new member of our institute. Mr. Theato is head of the division "Preparative polymeric chemistry" since december 2017.

P&G Prize

The Procter & Gamble Award Winner for the best Master Thesis 2016/2017 in Chemistry at KIT was handed over to Deniz Zengel (ITCP) on November 30th 2017

SPP 2080

June 2017: A new priority program of the DFG has been launched: SPP2080 "Katalysatoren und Reaktoren unter dynamischen Betriebsbedingungen für die Energiespeicherung und -wandlung" coordinated by Prof. Grunwaldt.

SFB 1176

New colloraborative Research Center, SFB 1176 

"Molekulare Strukturierung weicher Materie" 

at the KIT is granted by the DFG. Speaker of this first research center in polymer chemistry at the KIT is Prof. Barner-Kowollik.


New colloraborative research center SFB/TRR 150 "Turbulente, chemisch reagierende Mehrphasenströmungen in Wandnähe" was granted by the DFG, Speaker at the KIT of the Kooperation als Kooperation of KIT and TU Darmstadt is Prof. Deutschmann (ITCP)