The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of the largest technology-focused universities in Germany. As a full-curriculum university with 18 faculties in five schools it offers a broad variety of 122 disciplines and covers a wide research spectrum focussing on biomedicine, bioengineering, materials sciences, information technology, microelectronics as well as energy and environment.
Since 2012 TUD is officially one of the “Universities of Excellence”. About 36.000 students are enrolled at TUD. The Institute of Natural Materials Technology (INT) belongs to the School of Engineering Sciences and the Faculty of Mechanical Science & Engineering. The INT comprises 7 professorships with a total of 160 employees. The research of the “plant and algal biotechnology group” (chair of bioprocess engineering) involves currently 7 people focussing on microalgae metabolite production, process modelling, population dynamics and bioprinting approaches.