All research and teaching in the Faculty primarily focuses on the processes and process chains that are involved in the transformation of materials and energy through physical, chemical and biological reactions The Faculty is recognized nationally and internationally for its exceptional and unparalleled learning opportunities as well as the basic and applied research it conducts. This broad spectrum encompasses sustainable materials research, innovative medical technology and food technology, the design and development of facilities for the disposal of chemical waste, water purification, energy transition, and climate and environmental protection.
To this end, the natural sciences component of the Faculty teaches students biological, chemical, and physical basic principles, for instance in biotechnology and food technology or material science and engineering, while the engineering disciplines focus on the design and development of facilities in process engineering and provide expertise in energy and environmental sciences. This comprehensive and close interdisciplinary collaboration combined with the aims of sustainability and resource efficiency are a unique characteristic of the Faculty in research and teaching. The Faculty participates in many large joint projects including “Ernährung im Alter”, “smarte Energiewende”, “humane Modellsysteme”.
In the coming years, the federal and state governments will be funding a new biotechnology and medical technology campus in Berlin-Wedding with 34 million euros. A key part of the campus is the new “The Simulated Human” (Si-M) scientific center, where technologies will be developed to produce human tissue though 3D bioprinting and simulate its attributes on chips with the aim of offering new cancer and infection therapies. The Faculty is also actively involved in the Werner-von-Siemens Centre for Industry and Science, which was founded jointly by Siemens, TU Berlin, the Fraunhofer Association, and the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM). The center’s research is focused on additive production processes, innovative materials, and digital production processes – topics which the Faculty’s institutes will increasingly investigate.
Faculty III – Process Sciences thus offers the best conditions for training highly qualified leaders for industry, business, research and engineering companies, with a wide range of basic and methodological knowledge and differentiated, research-oriented teaching.