Vacancy No. IKFT 06-18

IKFT 06-18 Bachelor / Master Thesis: An Intelligent System for Reaction Kinetic Modeling and Reactor Design


Job description

The “Scale-up of Catalytic Processes" group at Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT) focus its research in the conversion of CO2-rich syngas to fuel compounds and important chemicals such as methanol and dimethylether (DME) at lab-scale using both commercial and in-house prepared catalysts.

Our current work is targeting broad validation of the results from lab-scale experiments including reactor modelling and process simulation. The numerical simulations are performed using commercially available software, e.g. PRESTO-KINETICS, MATLAB, PHYTON, ASPEN and DETCHEM

Responsibilities involve:

  • Literature research on application of artificial intelligence (AI) in kinetic modeling.
  • Kinetic modeling of the methanol and DME synthesis
  • First steps for hybrid kinetic modeling
  • Statistical analysis of kinetic parameters
Personal qualification

Chemical and process engineering or in a related area. Basic knowledge in technical chemistry, experience in programing (e.g. Matlab, Python…), as well as in catalysis are desired. Besides the professional qualification, strong commitment, independent and self-responsible working are expected.

Organizational unit

Institute of Catalysis Research und Technology (IKFT)

Starting date

available now

Contract duration                

6 months

Contact person                   

Nirvana Delgado, IKFT

Tel.: 0721/608-26505



Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number IKFT 06-18.
Personnel support is provided by 

Ms Schaber
phone: +49 721 608-25184,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

If qualified, handicapped applicants (m/f/d) will be preferred.