Kurt Wagemann, Executive Director of DECHEMA, Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.— a network for chemical engineering and biotechnology in Germany—celebrates his 60th birthday on August 17, 2019.
Wagemann studied chemistry at the University of Munich, Germany, and received his Ph.D. in 1989 from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany. Wagemann has worked for DECHEMA in different roles since 1989, e.g, in Research Planning, Congresses, and for Research Management and Administration.
In 2010, Wagemann took over the position of DECHEMA’s Executive Director. In February 2011, he was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Among other commitments, he also serves as Vice-President of the German federation of industrial research associations (AiF, Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen).
- Energy Storage as Part of a Secure Energy Supply,
Florian Ausfelder, Christian Beilmann, Martin Bertau, Sigmar Bräuninger, Angelika Heinzel, Renate Hoer, Wolfram Koch, Falko Mahlendorf, Anja Metzelthin, Marcell Peuckert, Ludolf Plass, Konstantin Räuchle, Martin Reuter, Georg Schaub, Sebastian Schiebahn, Ekkehard Schwab, Ferdi Schüth, Detlef Stolten, Gisa Teßmer, Kurt Wagemann, Karl-Friedrich Ziegahn,
ChemBioEng Rev. 2017, 4, 144–210.
- Production of Basic Chemicals on the Basis of Renewable Resources as an Alternative to Petrochemistry?,
ChemBioEng Rev. 2015, 2, 315–334.
- Technische Chemie – ein unverzichtbarer Brückenkopf (in German),
Elias Klemm, Kurt Wagemann,
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2014, 86, 1831–1831.
- Bioraffinerien (in German),
Dietmar Peters, Roland Ulber, Kurt Wagemann,
Chem. unserer Zeit 2014, 48, 46–59.
- The German Lignocellulose Feedstock Biorefinery Project,
Jochen Michels, Kurt Wagemann,
Biofuels Bioprod. Biorefin. 2010, 4, 263–267.
Also of Interest
- Interview with Kurt Wagemann – Executive Director of DECHEMA,
Vera Köster/Pictures by Wolfgang Sieß,
ChemViews Mag. 2011.
Professor Kurt Wagemann on future changes of chemical engineering, biotechnology, the DECHEMA, and the best parts of his job