Institute History

Institute History

The Institute of Chemical and Electrochemical Process Engineering (ICVT) of Clausthal University of Technology was founded in 1991 by Prof. Ulrich Hoffmann as "Institute of Chemical Process Engineering". Until 2004 the institute's research was focused on different fields of reaction engineering such as reactive distillation, ultrasonic reactors, reaction mills, and direct methanol fuel cells. After the appointment of Prof. Thomas Turek, the successful work of the institute was continued together with Prof. Ulrich Kunz. Between 2002 and 2008 Prof. Urs Peuker was appointed as junior professor for "Chemical Apparatus". He is now head of the Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. In 2014, Prof. Robert Güttel was appointed as junior professor for "Apparatus of Micro Process Engineering". Today, Robert Güttel is head of the Institute of Chemical Engineering at Ulm University. In November 2014, the institute was renamed as "Institute of Chemical and Electrochemical Process Engineering" according to new research fields covering fuel cells, batteries and electrolysis processes. In March 2017 Prof. Gregor Wehinger was appointed as junior professor for „Dynamics of Chemical Processes“. The institute belongs to the faculty of mathematics/informatics and mechanical engineering and is active in the research center for “Energy Storage Technologies”.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Turek

Head of the Institute
Professor of Chemical Process Engineering
Leibnizstr. 17, Room 207
Phone: +49 5323 72-2184
E-Mail: turek@icvt.tu-clausthal.de