Research and Teaching

Chairs

The research and development market is fast-moving. As an institute operating at the interface between university research and industrial practice with application- and market-oriented services and products, we rely on strategic partnerships with universities in Germany and Europe. There is a lively exchange between universities, students, and Fraunhofer UMSICHT. In addition to joint projects, many employees teach at universities of applied sciences and universities in the region.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hornung, Head of Institute Branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hornung, Head of Institute Branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg

University of Birmingham

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hornung, Head of Institute Branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg

University of Bologna

Prof. Dr. Andrea Springer

Fachhochschule Gelsenkirchen - University of Applied Sciences, Department Bocholt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Achim Loewen

HAWK - University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Anke Nellesen, Fraunhofer UMSICHT

Hochschule Bochum

Max-Planck – Fraunhofer research platform »Heterogeneous Catalysis«

Catalysts help to save energy, to exploit new sources of energy and to manufacture chemical products. A cooperation between Fraunhofer UMSICHT and the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung combines basic research in the field of catalyst development with applied research in the field of technical processes. This alliance aims at developing catalytic processes up to their pilot testing in industrial scale.

With the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim/Ruhr, which does basic research in the field of catalyst development, and Fraunhofer UMSICHT in Oberhausen, which covers the technical process development from up-scaling of the catalyst synthesis up to the development of the technical catalysis process, two institutes have joined forces which optimally complement each other in their thematic orientation and competency. The iterative cross-linking of the exploitation-oriented process development of Fraunhofer with the basic catalyst development of Max-Planck combines the flexibility of basic research and the target-focus of applied R&D in on development platform.