Post-graduate position at the KIT Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering

With the support of the Peter and Luise Hager Foundation, a post-graduate position in the area of Energy and Environment Technology was established in 2015 at the Institut für Mikroverfahrenstechnik (IMVT) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

The “Green synthetic fuels via ‘Power to Fuels’ – Process integration for compact modular plant” post-graduate position is closely linked to the scientific activities conducted by the KIT in the Helmholtz programme entitled “Storage and cross-linked infrastructures” and conducted within the framework of the “Energy System 2050” Helmholtz Initiative.

The project focuses on the production of synthetic fuels from renewable electric energy and carbon dioxide via the process route of integrated Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and hydrocracking, whereby industrial waste gases or air could act as sources of carbon dioxide, for example. The goal is to expand understanding of the integrated process in order to derive optimal operating conditions in terms of the quality of synthetic fuels.


Photo: PhD student Hannah Kirsch researches the manufacture of synthetic fuels from renewable electric energy and carbon dioxide (photo rights: IMVT / KIT)

Science prize in the area of chemical and process engineering

The Peter und Luise Hager Prize acknowledges outstanding achievements by individual graduates and post-graduates in the area of chemical and process engineering.

Prizes are awarded to outstanding master or doctoral theses achieving minimum A grades, focusing on the area of energy and environment technology, and completed at a facility of the KIT with an energy and environment technology focus, such as the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering. A specific reference to renewable energies, storage and networks is also desirable.

The prize is endowed with 3,000 EUR and the winner also receives a certificate acknowledging their outstanding work.

The Peter und Luise Hager Prize 2017 was awarded within the framework of the KIT Faculty of Chemical and Process Technology Day on 13 July 2018.

This year, the prize was awarded to Dr.-Ing. Stefan Jaiser, Institut für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik, for his outstanding doctoral thesis on the topic of “Further development of a competitive manufacturing process for lithium-ion battery storage materials”.


Photo: Prize-winner Dr Stefan Jaiser (right) is delighted at his award, presented by the Dean of the KIT Faculty, Prof. Harald Horn (left)

Support of the EnerTec student laboratory at the Saarland University

Our goal in the form of the EnerTec student lab was to familiarise students with the key issue of "renewable energies". Evolving in the Faculty of Automation Technology chaired by Prof. Dr. Ing. G. Frey at the Saarland University, we support the laboratory in terms of its annual realisation costs.

Science and research

Science and research are key to accelerating progress. Work by the Foundation picks up where state-funded training of young talent ends.

Promising talents from Germany and abroad receive support in the form of grants, improved training conditions or indirectly via specific funding of university faculties. Creating performance incentives, revealing opportunities and encouraging self-initiative.

Other projects

  • Helmholtz Science Prize at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Student Research Centre in Saarlouis
  • Schüler experimentieren ("students experiment")


Peter und Luise Hager Foundation
Kamila Banasiak
Zum Gunterstal
66440 Blieskastel


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