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Doctoral School of Chemical and Process Engineering

At the Doctoral School of Chemical and Process Engineering at TU Graz, you will be given in-depth academic training in chemical and process engineering. Depending on the subject of your dissertation, you will complete either a doctoral programme in engineering sciences or a doctoral programme in natural sciences. You will undertake theoretical or practical research in an area of chemical and process engineering and share your experiences with both the scientific community at the doctoral school and researchers at other institutions.



  • You undertake independent research on a high scientific level – focussing on basic research and practical application.
  • You acquire in-depth knowledge of chemical or process technology.
  • You elaborate and publish research results.
  • You participate in international scientific events.
  • You regularly discuss progress and the results of your dissertation with your supervisor and the community.

Focus Areas

Theoretical fields of expertise

  • Process engineering fundamentals: mass, energy and momentum transfer , chemical engineering thermodynamics, chemical reaction engineering, mechanical process engineering, particle process technology, mass transfer unit operations, and paper, pulp and fibre technology
  • Systems engineering
  • Process simulation
  • Process dynamics

Application oriented research areas

  • Chemical process technology
  • Pharmaceutical process technology
  • Paper, pulp and fibre technology
  • Environmental technology
  • Energy technology and biotechnology
  • Renewables; products and processes

Information and Advice

Admission Deadlines

Admissions to doctoral studies are possible in the current semester at any time up to a maximum of ten days before the start of the general admission period of the following semester. Admission deadlines

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Teaching staff and Institutes

Teaching staff

People with license to teach (venia docendi) at the doctoral school can supervise your dissertation. Information about the areas of expertise and publications of the teaching staff can be found on their respective business cards. Teaching staff


The following institutes are associated with the Doctoral School of Chemical and Process Engineering.
Information about the publications and projects from each institute can be obtained by viewing their respective business cards.