The Institute for Process and Particle Engineering originally emerged from the “Lehrstuhl für die Grundlagen der Verfahrenstechnik” (Institute for Fundamentals in Chemical Engineering), which was founded in 1966 by Prof. Franz Moser. After several renamings and splittings, currently three institutes focusing on chemical engineering are affiliated to the Graz University of Technology: The Institute for Paper,- Pulp,- and Fibre Technology, the Institute for Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology, and the Institute for Process and Particle Engineering.
The Institute for Process and Particle Engineering consists of four independent research areas, each committed to high-level basic and applied research:
Pharmaceutical Engineering and Particle Technology,
Energetic Biomass Utilization, and
Zero Emissions Techniques and Systems
Our research covers the areas of pharmaceutical product and process development, particle manufacturing and flow processes, sustainable regional development, thermal biomass utilization and sustainable energy on the basis of renewable resources. We see ourselves as interface between nature, engineering sciences, society and economics and are very much aware of our responsibility for future generations - the human being is always in the focus of our research.
Our close cooperation with industry, as well as academic and non-academic research institutions offers young scientists a highly interdisciplinary research environment. Congresses and workshops, frequently organized by us, provide a unique platform to communicate key results to an international scientific community, and often lead to new cooperations with research institutions and industry.