The University of Stuttgart is a member of the so called TU9, which is the network of leading Institutes of Technology in Germany. The Institute of Chemical Technology has a staff of about 30 people, including about 20 PhD students. Its research is devoted to porous materials and reaction engineering. Over many decades the institute has been leading in tailoring and optimizing micro- and mesoporous materials such as zeolites or metal-organic frameworks for applications in industrial adsorption and catalysis. Catalytic measurements are performed close to the process conditions considering reaction engineering issues relevant for scale-up or basic engineering. Various in-situ characterization methods are available such as solid-state NMR, XRD, IR (ATR or transmission), which allow deeper insight into the mechanism and give guidance for a rational catalyst design.
Published November 26, 2014
This project has received funding from the European Union's FP7 research and Innovation programme under GA. No. 604277