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Teaching

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.

Research

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.

Structure

Dekanat

Prof. Dr. Stephan Lütz, 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

13 Research Groups

Affiliated Institute
Leibniz-Institut für
Analytische Wissenschaften
ISAS

Administration,
Central Workshops

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Andreas S. Bommarius, Georgia Institute of Technology

Prof. Dr. Martin Strohrmann, BASF SE

Prof. Eva Soerensen, University College London