City:  Stuttgart
Date:  Jul 19, 2024

Master Thesis: Development of a green reactor for wastewater treatment

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 800 employees work with an annual research budget of 3.0 billion euros. 

The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB develops and optimizes processes, technologies, and products for health, sustainable chemistry and the environment.

Fraunhofer IGB is one of 76 institutes and research units of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the world’s leading applied research organization.


What you will do


Start date: October 2022

To achive a sustainable circular economy, environmentally friendly wastewater treatment is a key step. A promising approach is to combine green treatment technologies to eliminate the maximum possible amount of pollutants in wastewater. In this project, the performance of a new reactor shall be demonstrated at laboratory scale to determine the target parameters of a pilot plant.

  • Literature review (state of the art and current research, working methods and efficiency determination).
  • Planning and construction of laboratory setups, design of experiment (DoE), and conduct of experiments.
  • Data evaluation, interpretation, comparison with literature, and presentation of results.


What you bring to the table


  • You are a student of process engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, chemistry, mechanical engineering, or related field.
  • You have expierience working in chemical laboratories.
  • You are confident working independently and you are a good communicator.
  • You are computer literate (MS Office).
  • You are able to lead a scientific discussion in English (or in German).
  • It is possible to conduct the work completely in English.
  • You will be encouraged to operate independently supported by our scientific and technical experts.


We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. 

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!


For organizational or administrative questions please contact Britta Munz

Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB 


Requisition Number: 52683                Application Deadline:


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