About the Department
The unique competitive edge of the Department of Biotechnology and Chemical technology combines chemistry, industrial biotechnology and chemical technology. These form a trans disciplinary approach, where research and learning meet to generate new science, technology and education platforms.
The expertise of the Department covers the complete chain from theoretical scientific research to practical process design skills. These are needed in a variety of disciplines including chemical, forest, biotech, pharmaceutical and food industries and in the production of new materials. In addition environmental technologies, sustainable industrial processes and energy technologies are in the focus of the department.
Scientific theory and practice of chemical and biochemical reactions are pivotal for mastering the core skills of chemical engineers. Moreover, the 21st century (bio)chemical engineer must have a sound command of process design and control as well as to be capable in calculating and modeling phenomena, materials properties and unit processes.