Division I - Biology, Chemistry, and Process Engineering
Division I comprises twenty KIT research institutes, the KIT Department of Chemistry and Biosciences and the KIT Department of Chemical and Process Engineering as well as the Helmholtz Programme BioInterfaces in Technology and Medicine.
Together we are focusing on our new research theme "Material and energy cycles in circular economy, life science engineering, process technology and digitalization". In this way, we research and teach the latest processes and methods of material and energy conversion for the circular economy and build a synergistic bridge to the life sciences. In terms of content, the size scales are addressed both theoretically and experimentally from nanogram synthesis to the near-industrial ton scale. All research in Division I is geared to the requirements of a resource-efficient data-based society.
Professor Dr. Andrea Robitzki has been Head of Division I since February 15th, 2020,
Prof. Dr. Andrea Robitzki
Material and energy circuits in circular economy, life science engineering, process technology and digitization
For the First Time, KIT Researchers Use CRISPR/Cas Molecular Scissors to Recombine Genes on a Chromosome – Nature Communications Publishes Results.More
New material opens up the possibility of saving up to 80 percent of energy when separating raw materials for the plastics industry – Publication in Nature Materials.More
A novel battery development strategy has been launched in the European BATTERY 2030+ initiative – the CELEST research platform with KIT and Ulm University participate.More
Using a synchrotron, scientists of KIT watch a power-to-X catalyst at work.More
Chemistry, engineering sciences, and catalysis research successful in first round of calls.More
CRISPR/Cas Revolutionizes Crop Cultivation by Specific Combination of Properties – New Genome Modification Technology Presented in Nature Plants
KIT Scientists Develop Programmable, Biohybrid Material System that Uses Bacteria for Power Generation