Engineering functional materials to interactive devices

Working group: RG Wessling

In the research group of Prof. Wessling, we work in the research area "Fluidics and Additive Fabrication" (FAF) on sustainable and innovative analysis and synthesis methods in the field of membrane technology, electrochemistry, and medical technology. Questions from our daily research routine are for example:

  • How can additive manufacturing methods (plastic and metal) support and improve electrochemical processes (electrode fabrication) and biomedical membrane processes (membrane and module printing) in the future?
  • To what extent can we visualize, understand, and thus optimize filtration and chromatography processes at the microscopic level?
  • How can we store and transmit information in neuromorphic materials?
  • What should microscopic 3D-particles and structures look like for biomedical or electrochemical applications?

Your Tasks and Responsibilities:

In FAF, there are many opportunities for students to join our research by writing a theses, performing student research projects, an internships, or working as Hiwi. You will work together in an interdisciplinary team of engineers and chemists and work independently on a small project in one of the research fields mentioned above.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to write a thesis, student research project, or project work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Close collaboration with other students in an inclusive and supportive environment.
  • Extensive professional and personal supervision by one or several scientists.

Your profile:

  • You are studying mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, biotechnology, chemistry or a related field and would like to write a thesis or complete an internship.
  • You are looking for insights into one of the research fields mentioned above.
  • You convince by an independent way of working.
For more information please contact
PhD student

Richard Paul, M.Sc.

+49 241 80-23183
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Forschungsgruppe: Fluidics and Additive Fabrication (FAF)

Ansprechpartner: Arne Lüken (

If you are interested in our topics, you can either contact us directly or find specific theses with RWTH VPN on the AVT website under student research projects and theses.