Group Leader of Process Synthesis and Process Dynamics

Prof. Dr.- Ing. Achim Kienle

Prof. Dr.- Ing. Achim Kienle

Main Focus

Methods of computer aided modeling, analysis, synthesis and control of complex chemical processes with special emphasis on nonlinear dynamics of chemical processes

Applications:

  • Analysis, synthesis and dynamics of integrated chemical processes (reactive distillation, chromatographic reactors, membrane reactors etc.)
  • Population balance modeling and dynamics of particulate systems (crystallization, granulation, virus infection in cell cultures)
  • Plantwide dynamics and control of chemical processes

Curriculum Vitae

2007
Appointed external scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg

2003
Professor (C4), for Automation/Modeling at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

2002
Habilitation, "Nonlinear Dynamics of chemical Processes", University of Stuttgart, Mentor: Prof. E. D. Gilles

2002
Professor (C3), for Automation/Modeling at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

2002
Offer of the chair for Process and Systems Engineering at the Technical University Hamburg- Harburg (declined)

since 1998
Head of the research group "Process Synthesis and Process Dynamics" at the Max Planck Institute of Dynamics of Complex technical Systems in Magdeburg

1997
Dissertation on "Nonlinear wave phenomena and stability of stationary states in distillation columns", University Stuttgart, Supervisor: E. D. Gilles

1989-1998
Research Assistant at the Institute for Systems Dynamics and Control at the University of Stuttgart with Prof. E.D. Gilles

Research Topics:

  • dynamic modeling and simulation of chemical processes
  • theoretical and experimental investigation of the nonlinear dynamic behavior of chemical processes
  • investigated processes: extraction, reactive and nonreactive distillation, catalytic fixed bed reactors

1983-1989
Studies of chemical engineering at the University of Stuttgart
degree: Diplom- Ingenieur


Selected Scientific Awards/ Honors/ Memberships

2017
Research Award of the Otto von Guericke University

2007, 2011, 2013, 2017
Award of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the Otto- von- Guericke- University Magdeburg for supervising the best doctoral thesis of the year.

2012-2016
Senator of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

2011
Awarded with the honorary doctoral degree of the Technical University of Donetzk/ Ukraine

since 2008
Coordinator of the research center "Dynamic Systems in Biology/ Medicine and Process Engineering"

2007-2009
Dean of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

2005-2007
Vice-dean of the Department Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

2004-2013
Appointed member of the DECHEMA board "Process Simulation and Process Synthesis"

since 2004
Member of the board "Population balance modeling of disperse and polymer systems" in the Process Technology Competence Network Pro3

2004
Golden Jubilee Visiting Fellowship of the UDCT Bombay

2001- 2002
Elected member of the Scientific Council of the Max Planck Society

Reviewer for many funding agencies
including DFG, Volkswagen- Stiftung, Humboldt- Stiftung, European Research Council

Reviewer for many Journals
including AIChE Journal, Chemical Engineering Science, Industrial Engineering & Chemistry Research, Computer & Chemical Engineering, Journal of Process Control

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