Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe is located 12 km north of the city of Karlsruhe and is one of the largest science and engineering research institutions in Europe. It is jointly funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe has more than 3800 employees; 1420 scientists, 60 professors, 185 pre-doctoral students, and approximately 300 trainees.
Its research and development program is embedded in the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of National Research Centers and concentrates on 11 programs of five key research areas to include: Structure of Matter, Earth and Environment, Health, Energy, and Key Technologies.
With 22 scientific institutes and scientific and technical central departments, FZK also operates the "Office for Technology Assessment with the German Federal Parliament".
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - KIT
The Fridericiana Universität Karlsruhe - Technical University (one of three elite universities in Germany) and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe have founded the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Both partners have signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation to combine the expertise of both partners in micro- and nanotechnologies, scientific computing with a focus on grid computing and materials research for the energy sector.
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe & the NoE
The Institute for Technical Chemistry, Division of Thermal Waste Treatment (ITC-TAB) represents FZK in the NoE. With over 20 years of experience in applied research on waste management, the institute is a leader in the field of energy recovery from waste, solid recovered fuels, and biomass by combustion, pyrolysis, and gasification. Further major research topics in this context are: gas treatment and particle technology.
Activities at FZK ITC-TAB cover theoretical studies and experimental work ranging from laboratory, through semi-technical to pilot, and even industrial scale. It utilizes the experience and expertise of 50 chemists, physicists, process engineers and technicians.
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe publications and news
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Jüergen Vehlow is the Board Member for FZK.
Institute for Technical Chemistry - Division of Thermal Waste Treatment
D-76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
t: +49 7247 82 4372
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