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

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.

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Two CRC1411-related lectures taught by Prof. Nicolas Vogel were included in the “Bestenlisten”, with “Polymer Materials” ranking 2nd, and "Grenzflächen in der Biotechnologie” ranking 3rd in the whole TeckFac. These awards show how the results of the CRC1411 and LFG research contribute to the success...

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Der Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik trauert um seinen Gründer und ehemaligen Ordinarius, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Otto Molerus, der am 24. Juli 2022 im Alter von 88 Jahren verstarb. To English version Otto Molerus studierte Maschinenbau an der Technischen Hochschule Karlsruhe....

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FAU-Forschende entwickeln Methode, die die gleichmäßige Trocknung partikel-haltigen Flüssigkeiten begünstigt Was haben Kaffee, Rotwein und Tinte gemein? Die Flecken, die sie hinterlassen. Wer schon mal eine Tasse Kaffee umgestoßen hat weiß, dass Kaffee in einem außergewöhnlichen Muster trocknet: De...

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The successful end of the joined project BayBionik with the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection was celebrated at a final event at the Bionicum in the Tiergarten Nürnberg. The group of Prof. Nicolas Vogel presented their work on self-cleaning and sustainable surface co...