Welcome to the Institute ITCP
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 by Prof. Deutschmann (speaker), Prof. Grunwaldt, Prof. Théato and Prof. Wilhelm (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
Deutschmann group Senior Scientist Dr. Patrick Lott received the Excellence Award of the VAA Foundation during a small, festive ceremony in Cologne. The prize, which is endowed with € 5,000, is awarded once a year in recognition of outstanding dissertations with industrial application relevance.
German Research Foundation (DFG) funds New Collaborative Research Center "TrackAct" at KIT for understanding catalytic processes.KIT PI: CRC TrackAct
Dr.-Ing. Marion Börnhorst, senior scientist in the Deutschmann group, was selected by KIT's internal selection committee for this year's dissertation award of the Friedrich and Elisabeth Boysen Foundation. Currently, she is head of the research group "Multiphase Processes and Reactors" with five PhD students and is working towards her habilitation.
This year, about 40 participants from all fields of Chemical Technology, Catalysis and Polymer Chemistry joined for the 6th interdisciplinary institute seminar in Austria. Talks were given not only from members of the ITCP and IKFT but also of the Polytechnic University of Milan. The hiking and skiing trip gave space for detailed discussions and networking across disciplines. All in all, this seminar week provided a great opportunity for intensive scientific exchange. The next ITCP seminar is scheduled for 2021.Link_more
The German Research Foundation (DFG) grants funding for the CRC/Transregio “Turbulent, Chemically Reactive, Multi-Phase Flows Near Walls” for another four years, starting January 2019. more
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.
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.