60th Birthday: Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern

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  • Published Date: 09 August 2016
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Professor Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern, Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems and Otto von Guericke University, both Magdeburg, Germany, celebrates his 60th birthday on August 9, 2016.

Professor Seidel-Morgenstern's research is focused on process engineering. His interests include reactor concepts, chromatographic reactors, membrane reactors, heterogeneous catalysis, and the separation of enantiomers.

Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern
studied process engineering at the Technical University Leuna-Merseburg, Germany, and received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the Academy of Sciences, Berlin, former German Democratic Republic, in 1987. After some time at the Institute of Physical Chemistry as a Research Assistant, he joined Georges Guiochon at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, as a Research Associate in 1991. Seidel-Morgenstern finished his habilitation at the Technical University Berlin in 1994. Since 1995, he is Professor of Chemical Process Engineering at the Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany. In 1998, he joined the Max Planck Society at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, also in Magdeburg, as an external scientific member. Since 2002, Professor Seidel-Morgenstern is Director of the Department of Physical and Chemical Foundation of Process Engineering there.

Among other honors, Professor Seidel-Morgenstern has received the Max Buchner Award from the DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. in 1999, the Otto von Guericke Research Award from the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg in 2002, and the Humanity in Science Award from The Analytical Scientist and Phenomenex in 2015. He serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Chemie Ingenieur Technik, of the Board of Supporting Organizations of Chemical Engineering & Technology, and of the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Chromatography A, among others.

Selected Publications

The following articles will be part of a special issue of Chemie Ingenieur Technik dedicated to Professor Seidel-Morgenstern on the occasion of his 60th birthday:


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