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Applied chemistry at the service of the industry

As an applied research institute active in the chemical, pharmaceutical and other chemistry-dependent sectors, ChemTech develops new molecules and supports technology transfer from molecular innovation to industrial production. ChemTech’s state-of-the-art facilities feature laboratories for synthesis and analysis as well as pilot plant infrastructure (100-600L). The institute’s areas of expertise include chemical synthesis, chemical engineering, analysis, characterization, process chemistry, scale-up and production.

Research focus areas

The ChemTech institute develops solutions for industry that address the present and future needs of our society.

  • Elaboration of new synthesis paths
  • Creation of products with innovative functionalities
  • Process scale-up and thermal safety assessment
  • Chemical production
  • Chemical engineering
  • Process automation
  • Control and optimization
  • Nanomaterials
  • Energy storage
  • Recycling and waste revalorization
  • Development of new methods of chemical and physical characterization, in particular surface chemical imaging
  • Spectroscopic and thermal investigations
  • Environmental analysis
  • Instrument development and on-line monitoring strategies for chemical processes
  • Conversion of batch or fed-batch processes into continuous processing
  • Development of micro-reactors
  • Design of continuous processes to control thermal risks

The Chemical Analysis Unit at the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg has been performing research and analytical services for both internal projects and industrial partners since 2004. It provides key services within Chemtech Institute’s research areas, including:

  • Development of analytical methods (GC-MS, HPLC-MS)
  • Product characterization (NMR, RAMAN, DSC, TGA, rheology, SEM)
  • Implementation of environmental analysis (metals, anions, cations)

With an experienced research team and state-of-the-art analytical infrastructure, the Chemical Analysis Unit is equipped to meet the analytical needs of all types of projects and applications.


The ChemTech institute’s facilities include equipments for laboratory and industrial synthesis, for material characterization, for thermal analysis, and for chemical analyses.



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Christophe Allemann
Full Professor UAS/Institute Head


+41 26 429 67 97



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1700 Fribourg