The Institute of Separation Science & Technology performs cutting-edge research in the various areas of separation science.
Key research fields are adsorption and the rigorous textural characterization of nanoporous adsorbent materials. Within this framework we investigate the phase and wetting behavior of fluids in pores/adsorbent interfaces, and focus on the surface and pore structural characterization of nanoporous materials. A main goal is to build a link between adsorption properties and characteristics of adsorbents, with processes and applications in important areas, such as gas- and energy storage, separations, and heterogeneous catalysis. Another major research area is systematic process design. Here, sound experimental characterization is combined with state-of-the-art theoretical and computer-based methods to develop advanced processes and materials for challenging separations by, e.g., preparative chromatography, gas adsorption, and membrane technologies. Applications range from fine chemicals, over (bio)pharmaceuticals, to bulk products.
These fields of work are complemented by research activities in the areas of Energy Thermodynamics, and High Pressure Processes.
From September 5 to September 8 the Erlangen-Edinburgh School of Adsorption 2023 (EESA 2023) took place in Erlangen. The school was organized by Prof. Matthias Thommes (Institute of Separation Science and Technology (TVT), Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg) and Prof. Stefano Brandani (University of Edinburgh).
Prof. Thommes gave an invited lecture/review on June 11th at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Fine Particle Research Institute (IFPRI), hosted by Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
Prof. Dr. Thommes (Institute of Separation Science and Technology) and Prof. Dr. Hartmann (Professor for Catalysis, Erlangen Center for Research and Catalysis) are among the TOP 50 of the worldwide most cited researchers. This is a result of the new Stanford List, which is based on the evaluation of...
Prof. Matthias Thommes received the MAP Best Lecturer Award 2023.
Simon Eder, Jakob Söllner, Carola Schlumberger and Markus Terlinden presented their current research results at the 34. German zeolite conference in Vienna
Prof. Matthias Thommes (Institute of Separation Science and Technology (TVT), Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg) and Prof. Stefano Brandani (University of Edinburgh) are pleased to invite you to the Erlangen-Edinburgh School of Adsorption 2023, which will take place from September 5 – 8, 2023 in Erlangen (Germany).
Science minister Markus Blume delivered the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Arlt, the former head of the Institute of Separation Science and Technology (TVT).