In 2011, I started my studies at Graz University of Technology in the field of chemical process engineering and graduated in 2017 with Diploma/Master. During my studies I joined the research group “Continuous Processes” of Heidrun Gruber-Wölfler at the Institute of Process and Particle Engineering (IPPE).
Immediately after my graduation, I enrolled as Ph.D. student and got employed as a project assistant at IPPE where I am involved in the CC-Flow and One-Flow project.
In my Ph.D. projects my task is to design continuous processes and reactors for synthesis of multiphase reactions as well as directly coupled continuous crystallizer in the milli- and micro scale. For that I apply detailed reaction and mass transfer analysis with experimental and numerical methods.
Further research interests include PAT tools for in-line monitoring and controlling of processes, multiphase reaction engineering as well as CFD simulation of multiphase milli- and micro reactors.
Beside the standard tools of the group for characterization of synthesis compounds and particles, it is planned to build a flow calorimeter as a tool for the investigation of reaction parameters to obtain critical reaction information for the design of reactors.
The tool that I will apply for the reactor production is additive manufacturing, i.e. the directly generation of physical objects from a virtual computer aided design (CAD). This will be done in a close cooperation with Anton Paar and Lithoz.