70th Birthday: Jürgen Gmehling

70th Birthday: Jürgen Gmehling

Author: ChemViews

Professor Jürgen Gmehling, Emeritus at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, celebrates his 70th birthday on January 13, 2016.

Professor Gmehling’s research interests include phase equilibria, pure component properties, model development, and reaction kinetics. Together with Ulfert Onken, Technical University Dortmund, Germany, and Wolfgang Arlt, today University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, he developed the Dortmund Data Bank (DDB), a database for thermophysical pro­per­ties of both pure components and mixtures.

Jürgen Gmehling
studied chemistry at the University of Dortmund, Germany, after he had finished an apprenticeship as a laboratory technician. He received his Ph.D., also from the University of Dortmund, in 1973. He then worked in the field of thermodynamics with Ulfert Onken in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Dortmund. For one year, he performed postdoctoral research with John M. Prausnitz at the University of California in Berkeley (UC Berkeley), USA. In 1989, Gmehling joined the University of Oldenburg as Professor of Chemical Engineering. He retired in 2011.

Among other honors, Professor Gmehling received the Arnold-Eucken-Preis from the VDI-GVC (Gesellschaft für Verfahrenstechnik und Chemieingenieurwesen) in 1982, the Rossini Lecture Award from the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics in 2008, and the Gmelin-Beilstein Memorial Medal from the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) in 2010.

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