Technology Centre

Aims and objectives:

In the biological / process engineering Technical Centre of the Faculty of Medical & Life Sciences, both individual process engineering procedural steps and complete processes are carried out on a pilot plant scale.


  • Plant for biological process engineering: bioreactors, various stirred tank reactors, multiple chamber fermenter, biogas reactors, incubators
  • Plant for mechanical process engineering: membrane filtration, disk separator, homogenisor, agitator bead mill, mills,…
  • Plant for thermal process engineering: rectification, adsorption, cristallization, extraction,…
  • Plant for special areas of application: series of stirred tanks, torrefaction, photooxidation,…
  • Process Analytics Lab (HPLC, laser diffraction particle analyzer, …)

Practicals, student work:

Students can individually plan, carry out and evaluate various process steps or parts of processes directly on the plant, and use analytical methods during the process.


In the Technical Centre various research projects are carried out:

  • Thermal processing of lignocellulose for the production of bio-based chemicals, Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Erpelding
  • Virtual process engineering: development of training simulators for bio-refineries, Prof. Dr.-Ing. V.C. Hass
  • prot P.S.I. new technologies for the development of process control strategies (funded by the BMBF), Prof. Dr.-Ing. V.C. Hass
  • Methods and mathematical models for the development and scaling of an industrial process for the recycling of innovative, biologically-degradable fibres ( funded by BMWi ZIM-Projekt ZF 4029203CM7), Prof. Dr.-Ing. V.C. Hass
  • mDoE toolbox – new mDoE software toolbox for the model-based optimization of biotechnology processes (funded by BMBF, FKZ: 031B0577C), Prof. Dr.-Ing. V.C. Hass
  • Biogas production with multiple chamber fermenter, Prof. Dr.-Ing. H. Schneider
  • UV-oxidative waste water cleaning and innovative lamp technologies, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Th. Oppenländer


A -1.06 + A -1.17 Villingen-Schwenningen

Opening hours

  • Mon – Thu 8.00 – 5.00
  • Fri 8.00 – 3.00

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