Information during corona pandemic

Due to the corona pandemic, the Institute of Chemical Engineering can still be reached by e-mail. The email addresses can be found here.

Current information from the University on the situation in the Corona Pandemic can be found here.

For students:

  • Courses will take place in the summer semester 2020. Please register for the respective Moodle course.
  • Examination retakes will also be announced here and in the respective Moodle course.
  • You can still contact us for topics for Bachlor and Master thesis.

Welcome to the Institute of Chemical Engineering

The Institute of Chemical Engineering under the direction of Professor Robert Güttel has supplemented the teaching and research profile of the University of Ulm since April 2015. The field of chemical engineering, closely related to process engineering, provides important competencies for mastering the challenges of energy and raw material change. One task of chemical engineering is the implementation of fundamentally new chemical findings on a technical scale, as can be seen in the example of the Haber-Bosch process.

More generally, chemical engineering (process engineering) deals with the conversion of substances and their properties and can therefore be regarded as material conversion technology. It represents an interdisciplinary field with elements of chemistry and mechanical engineering.


[April 2019] The Round Table 'Technical Chemistry' by the German Research Foundation organized by the Institute took place in Ulm. We hosted 30 professors and discussed perspectives for future development of research and teaching in this field.

[September 2018] Two teams of our master students successfully took part in the ChemCar and ChemPlant competition at the ProcessNet-Jahrestagung in Aachen. The ChemPlant team was among the eight out of more than twenty teams that was invited to present their very interesting concept at the conference. Our ChemCar team even won the competition. Our congratulations for this success!

Contact Details

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Güttel

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Grützner
Deputy Director

Prof. Dr. Dirk Ziegenbalg
Deputy Director

Katrin Sauter

Office: O25/612
Phone: +49 731 50-25701
Fax: +49 731 50-25709
Email to Secretary

Office Hours

Secretary: Mo - Do 9:00 to 15:30

Prof. Güttel: Mo 13:00 to 14:00 Uhr (during semester break by appointment)

Prof. Grützner: Mi 08:30 to 09:30 (during semester break by appointment)

Prof. Ziegenbalg: Fr 12:30 to 13:30 (during semester break by appointment)

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