Fundamental Research

Main Field of Research:

  • Enhancement of mass transfer in multiphase flows
  • Design & scale up of multiphase reactors
    • Experimental analysis of crucial model parameters in bubble columns under industrial conditions (BMBF-Coordinated Project “Multi-Phase”)
    • Design and scale-up strategies for bio fermenters (Research Center “Integrated Biotechnology and Process Engineering”)
    • Liquids with tailored rheology for the substitution of process media to enable optical measure-ments (various industrial partners)

  • Controlling Multiphase Flows for Process Safety
    • Experimental investigation of the dispersion and propagation of crude oil in deep-sea blowouts (Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative: "C-IMAGE" (Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems))
    • Characterization and prevention of vortices at centrifugal pump intakes (BMBF-Coordinated Project “SAVE”)
    • Characterization and prevention of condensation-induced water hammer (BMBF-Coordinated Project “CIWA”)


  • Transport Processes in Bioreactor
    • Optical Investigation in Large Scale Processes 
    • Mass Transfer Enhancement in Bioreactor