Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wessling

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wessling
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wessling

RWTH Aachen University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Chair of Chemical Process Engineering

Address: RWTH Aachen University
Aachener Verfahrenstechnik – Chemische
Turmstr. 46
52064 Aachen
Phone: +49 241 80 95470
Fax: +49 241 80 92252
Email: matthias.wessling@avt.rwth-aachen.de
Webpage: http://www.avt.rwth-aachen.de/AVT/?id=761&Lehrstuhl=CVT&L=1

Since 2010, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wessling is the head of the Chair of Chemical Process Engineering (AVT.CVT). The vision of the chair is to integrate selective mass transport and chemical conversions into complex systems at micro-, meso- and macroscale.

The mission of our research program is to

  • closely interact with and contribute to fundamental sciences on interfacial transport phenomena,
  • perform fundamental studies on integrating selective membrane transport with chemical conversions and
  • design and develop new membrane conversion systems, modules and processes

to contribute to solutions addressing the global challenges.

In order to tackle these challenges, research at the Chair of Chemical Process Engineering combines various scientific and engineering disciplines across length scales, e.g. the integration of material sciences.


Within AVT, the research program focuses on membrane process engineering, multi-physics modelling and device and module design. All materials science related research is carried out within the DWI - Institute for Interactive Materials Research. The DWI has just been honored with the title of a Leibniz institute.


Furthermore, we are developing a microfluidic para-hydrogen induced polarization (PHIP) - NMR - hyperpolarizator based on immobilized nanoparticles within a collaboration project with the Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry (ITMC) of RWTH-Aachen with Professor Blümich. With the help of the principles of microfluidics and PHIP catalysts, like gold and silver, a closed continuous-flow high-pressure process shall be developed.