Dr. Ludolf Plass celebrates his 70th birthday on 19 January, 2014.
Ludolf Plass studied mechanical engineering at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, and obtained a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. In 1969, he was employed by Lurgi GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, where he worked for 40 years in various positions including, Head of the Lurgi Division for Coal and Power Technologies and the Company Lurgi Energy and Environmental Technologies GmbH, and Chief Technology Officer of the Lurgi Group as Executive Vice President.
Plass was also on the board of several international Lurgi Affiliates and joint ventures. He retired from Lurgi in 2009. Plass was also a member of the Board of Directors of DECHEMA (Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.), and worked in several VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.) organizations.
Currently, Ludolf Plass holds a number of positions including: Senior Advisor to the board of management of Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions c/o Lurgi GmbH, Frankfurt, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Schaefer Kalk GmbH & Co KG, Diez, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Techno-Physik GmbH, Essen, member of the Industry Council Finatem Beteiligungs Gesellschaft Frankfurt, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Ecoloop GmbH, Duisburg/Elbingerode/Harz, and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board Christopherus Heim, Welzheim, all Germany.
Selected publications by Ludolf Plass: