The working group "Industrial Research Projects" coordinates the research work undertaken for our industrial partners. The members are tasked with conducting the projects for or in cooperation with our various partners from e.g. chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

Our work and research is based on issues, questions and demands from industrial partners and their applications, often concerning the characterisation of processes and equipment, the implementation and improvement of new concepts, or the transfer or scaling of processes. Therefore, our work and results find a fast application in the field. We are working closely with the members of our other work groups and are able to offer a wide range of services and the possibility to pool skills and expertise for different topics, enabling the transfer of knowledge between different fields.

We offer absolute confidentiality as required by our clients, but also welcome opportunities for joint publications in close cooperation with our research partners, as far as this is desired and possible.

We collaborate closely with TuTech Innovation GmbH to provide a fitting and custom-made legal framework for your research question and project. If you have a challenge that we can help you solve, please do not hesitate to contact us! We are proud to assist and support our partners.

Group leader: Marc Maly, M.Sc.


Research Fields and Skills:

  • Scale-up, Scale-down

  • Heterogeneities in Bioreactors

  • Development of Measuring Methods for Multiphase Flows

  • Characterisation of Reactors and Equipment

  • Transfer of Processes
  • Optimisation Investigations


Current Group Members:

Selected publications from the working group:

  • Rosseburg, A.; Fitschen, J.; Wutz, J.; Wucherpfennig, T.; Schlüter, M. (2018). Hydrodynamic inhomogeneities in large scale stirred tanks – Influence on mixing time. Chemical Engineering Science. 188. 208-220 [doi]
  • Fitschen, J.; Maly, M.; Rosseburg, A.; Wutz, J.; Wucherpfennig, T.; Schlüter, M.; (2019). Influence of Spacing of Multiple Impellers on Power Input in an Industrial-Scale Aerated Stirred Tank Reactor. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. 91. 1794-1801 [doi]
  • Kuschel, M.; Fitschen, F.; Hoffmann, M.; Kameke, A. v.; Wucherpfennig, T.; Schlüter, M. (2021). Validation of Novel Lattice Boltzmann Large Eddy Simulations (LB LES) for Equipment Characterization in Biopharma. Processes. 9. (6), 950 [doi]
  • Fitschen, J.; Hofmann, S.; Wutz, J.; Kameke, A. v.; Hoffmann M.; Wucherpfennig T.; Schlüter, M. (2021). Novel Evaluation Method to Determine the Local Mixing Time Distribution in Stirred Tank Reactors. Chemical Engineering Science: X. 10. [doi]
  • Maly, M.; Schaper, S.; Kuwertz, R.; Hoffmann, M.; Heck, J.; Schlüter, M. (2022). Scale-Up Strategies of Jet Loop Reactors for the Intensification of Mass Transfer Limited Reactions. Processes. 10. (8), [doi]
  • Bernemann, V.; Fitschen, J.; Leupold, M.; Scheibenbogen, K.-H.; Maly, M.; Hoffmann, M.; Wucherpfennig, T.; Schlüter, M. (2024). Characterization Data for the Establishment of Scale-Up and Process Transfer Strategies between Stainless Steel and Single-Use Bioreactors. Fluids. 9. (5), [doi]