Welcome to the Institute of Process Imaging
We pioneer imaging techniques based on magnetic resonance that allow us to decipher the complex transport, thermal, and reaction processes occurring in chemical and bioprocess engineering. With our work, we contribute to provide affordable and clean energy and engineer sustainable production patterns of the 21st century.
Temperature distribution in a gas-solid fixed bed probed by rapid magnetic resonance imaging
Serial, M. Raquel, Stefan Benders, Perrine Rotzetter, Daniel L. Brummerloh, Jens P. Metzger, Simon P. Gross, Jennifer Nussbaum, Christoph R. Müller, Klaas P. Pruessmann, and Alexander Penn. Chemical Engineering Science, 118457, (2023)Play Video
Real-time probing of granular dynamics with magnetic resonance
Penn, A., Tsuji, T., Brunner, D.O., Boyce, C.M., Pruessmann, K.P., Müller, C.R. Science Advances3(9), e1701879, (2017)Play Video
Gravitational instabilities in binary granular materials
McLaren C., Kovar T.M., Penn A., C. R. Müller, Boyce C.M. PNAS 116 (19), (2019)Play Video
A high-performance gradient insert for rapid and short-T2 imaging at full duty cycle
Weiger, M., Overweg, J., Rösler, M.B., Froidevaux, R., Hennel, F., Wilm, B.J., Penn, A., Sturzenegger, U., Schuth, W., Mathlener, M., Borgo, M., Börnert, P., Leussler, C., Luechinger, R., Dietrich, B.E., Reber, J., Brunner, D.O., Schmid, T., Vionnet, L., Pruessmann, K.P. Magn. Reson. Med. 79 (6), 1–11, (2017)
Regimes of jetting and bubbling in a fluidized bed studied using real-time magnetic resonance imaging
Penn A., Boyce C.M., Pruessmann K.P., Müller C.R. Chemical Engineering Journal, 383 (2020)Play Video
Real-Time Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Fluidized Beds with Internals
Penn, A., Boyce, C. M., Conzelmann, N., Bezinge, G., Pruessmann, K. P., Müller, C. R. Chem. Eng. Sci. 198 (2019)Play Video
Real-time magnetic resonance imaging of bubble behavior and particle velocity in fluidized beds
Penn, A., Boyce C.M., Kovar, T., Tsuji, T., Pruessmann K.P., Müller C.R, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 57, 29, 9674-9682, (2018)
Opportunities for students
Are you interested in graduating or doing a project in the process imaging group?
Join us and learn how to operate an MRI scanner, design and build your own MRI model system and become part of a thriving and internationally well connected research group.