Advanced Separation Processes

Welcome to Advanced Separation Processes, the research group of Malte Kaspereit at the Institute of Separation Science and Technology (TVT) in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBI) of FAU.

We develop novel and advanced technologies for the most challenging separation and purification problems in chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnological applications. Special focus is on powerful separation technologies like preparative chromatography, membrane-based processes, gas adsorption, and combinations thereof. In our work, we combine state-of-the-art experimental technqiues, fundamental engineering methodologies, and advanced methods for process modelling and optimization. With our approach, we aim at devising clever and performant processes that contribute to establishing more sustainable process solutions in the mentioned industrial fields. Please check out our research pages for more information.


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For our work on the chromatographic separation of nanoparticles, we are looking for a young scientist interested in performing exciting research in this area with the aim of obtaining a PhD degree. The position is located in our Project B05 "Process Concepts for Size-Selective Nanoparticle Chromatography" within the Collaborative Research Center "Design of Particulate Products" (CRC 1411).

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We are extremely enlighted that the Collaborative Research Centre 1411 will be funded for four more years - that is, until the end of 2027 - by the German Science Foundation. This very successful project aims at the targeted design of particulate products by rigorous optimisation of predictive struc...

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A heartily 'welcome aboard' to Jan-Christoph Domagala, who joined our team as a PhD student in January, 2024! Last year, Jan-Christoph very successfully finished his master thesis project 'Determination of multicomponent sorption isotherms for the modeling of reversed-phase chromatography of polyeth...

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Johannes Wieczorek presented our work on the chromatographic isolation of single homologs of polyethylene glycol (PEG) at the 14th European Congress of Chemical Engineering and 7th European Congress of Applied Biotechnology (ECCE/ECAB) held in September 2023 in Berlin/Germany. In his presentation, e...

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We are very happy to announce that on July 20th, 2023, Jürgen Vargas Scnmitz successfully defended his PhD thesis 'Systematische Entwicklung adsorptiver Gastrennprozesse für Mehrstoffgemische'. During his research in our group, he developed a methodology for the systematic selection of experiments t...

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In a recent open access paper we report on the isolation of individual homologs of polyethylene glycol (PEG) by preparative reversed-phase chromatography. Building upon a previously developed thermodynamic model, we were able to describe accurately the retention times of individual homologs based on...

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