Professor Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern awarded for his Fundamental Research on Adsorption, Chromatography and Chemical Engineering

Honouring during the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in Phoenix/Arizona (USA)

December 07, 2022

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern, director and head of the research group Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering at the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg, has been distinguished for his outstanding contributions to the fundamentals of adsorption, chromatography, and chemical engineering by the Adsorption and Ion Exchange Section of the Separation Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The Plaque of Honor was awarded to him during a dedicated Honorary Session at its Annual Meeting 2022 on 14 November in Phoenix/Arizona (USA).

The Honorary Session was organized by Prof. Handan Tezel (University Ottawa, Canada) and Dr. Daniel Siderius (National Institute of Standards, USA).

Renowned chemical engineers from North America and Europe presented the current state of the art regarding the application of porous solid materials to separate mixture of gases and to purify dissolved components.

Prof. Arvind Rajendran (University Alberta in Edmonton, Canada) described modern engineering tools for screening and discovery of new solid sorbents capable to capture CO2 from air and gaseous waste streams.

Dr. Balamurali Sreedhar (Dow Chemical, Midland, USA), who received his PhD in 2010 at the Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg, reported about the status of industrial application of chromatographic counter-current operation.

A theoretical description of selective adsorption of surfactants on Corona virus virions was presented by Prof. Alexander Neimark (Rutgers University, USA).

Also, five other lectures revealed numerous connections to research activities that were and are carried out in the groups of Prof. Seidel-Morgenstern at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg..

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