Welcome to the new homepage of the Institute of Particle Technology / Willkommen auf der neuen Internetseite des Lehrstuhls für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik (LFG)

Further on-going projects will be updated promptly. The previous webseite can be found here.

The Institute of Particle Technology is one of 11 research and teaching institutes in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBI) within the Faculty of Engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).

Original founded in 1968 by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Otto Molerus as the Institute of “Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik” it was renamed in 2003 to “Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik (LFG)” when Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Peukert took over as head of the institute. This name, which translates to “Chair of Solid and Interface Process Engineering” reflects the importance of the properties and processing of particle surfaces and interfaces for many areas in science and technology. In view of the internationally recognized field of particle science and technology, the English name of the institute is Particle Technology.

The institute’s research stretches over four research groups, is highly interdisciplinary and contributes to numerous local, national and international collaborative projects. Starting from a molecular understanding of particle surfaces and interfaces, methods of particle production and processing are examined in hierarchically structured approaches. The experimental work is supported by theoretical approaches and models. Molecular modelling (DFT, MD) as well as continuum approaches (FEM, CFD) and particle-based methods (population balances) are employed. The institute has numerous contacts to other research groups and companies worldwide.


Vanessa Lautenbach, Saman Hosseinpour, and Wolfgang Peukert published an article "Isoelectric point of proteins at hydrophobic interfaces" in Frontiers in Chemistry. Read more here: Frontiers | Isoelectric point of proteins at hydrophobic interfaces | Chemistry (frontiersin.org)

We are delighted to report that Prof. Doris Segets, former LFG researcher and group leader, has been awarded the DECHEMA Prize 2020 and the Gottschalk-Diederich Baedeker Prize 2021. Prof. Segets studied Chemical and Biological Engineering at the FAU, completed her doctorate at LFG in 2013 and led th...