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The Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering


The TU Dortmund’s Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering is one of the largest and most successful of its type in Germany.

Its activities cover many areas of chemical and biochemical engineering, and it is particularly committed to the development of processes and products for the chemical and biological engineering industries that are safe, environmentally friendly and make economical use of resources. This is the leitmotif of the science taught by the Department, as well as of its research.


Primarily, the Department offers chemical and biochemical engineering programmes where the language used for instruction is German. Interdisciplinary study programmes prepare the students for interesting careers in the rapidly developing branches of chemical and biochemical engineering. The professional perspectives are as broad as the courses of study: the Department’s graduates work in the petrochemical and food industries, in chemical and pharmaceutical businesses, in environmental and energy supply engineering, and, as well as, of course, in public institutions and in research.

Building on basic courses in the natural sciences so that its students will have a broad foundation of fundamental knowledge, the Department offers a wide range of possibilities for specialisation in many disciplines such as technical chemistry, biotechnology, environmental engineering, modelling, power plant design, and optimisation. The quality of the research-oriented teaching is guaranteed by the highly-qualified staff, as well as by the excellently-equipped experimental and testing facilities which ensure that work is always practically oriented.


Innovative chemical and biochemical engineering technologies are shaping Dortmund’s new industrial and research landscape, of which the Department is part. Thanks to the uniquely close meshing of natural and engineering sciences, the Department’s researchers are able to achieve excellent research results in a large number of projects, some international. The Department works closely together with local outside research institutes such as the Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences, the Max-Planck-Institute for molecular physiology, and those of the Technologiepark Dortmund.


Dekanat Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. Oliver Kayser, Department Chair
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schembecker, Vice Chair, Finance
Prof. Dr. Norbert Kockmann, Vice Chair, Student Affairs
Dr. Paul Kerzel, Chief Administrative Officer
Kirsten Lindner-Schwentick, Academic Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Andreas S. Bommarius, Georgia Institute of Technology
Prof. Dr. Martin Strohrmann, BASF SE
Prof. Eva Soerensen, University College London

14 Research Groups

Central Workshops


Affiliated Institute
Leibniz-Institut für
Analytische Wissenschaften



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