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Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Kockmann

(Head of Laboratory of Equipment Design since April 2011)

1985 - 1991: Technical University Munich, Mechanical Engineering

1991 - 1996: University of Bremen, Technical Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Prof. Genthner, Doktoral thesis on Fouling in Falling Film Evaporators and Its Mitigation

1997 - 2001: Messer Griesheim GmbH, Krefeld; Engineering Dept., Project Management for Air Separation Units and Syngas Plants

2001 - 2007: Albert-Ludwig-University Freiburg, Institute of Microsystems Technology (IMTEK), Group leader for Micro Process Engineering at Laboratory of Microsystems Design, Prof. Woias

2007 - 2011: Lonza AG, Visp, Schweiz, R&D LES (Lonza Exclusive Synthesis), Head of continuous reaction technology, Micro reactor developmentsince April 2

2011: Professorship for Equipment Design, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at TU Dortmund University

Research topics:

  • Micro Process Engineering
  • Modular Equipment
  • Technology and Innovation History
The image shows Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nobert Kockmann. Head of the Laboratory since 2011. © AD​/​BCI

Prof. (EM.) Dr.-Ing. Eckart Weiß

(Head of Laboratory from 1991 to 2005)

1959 - 1965: Study of Mechanical Engineering/Chemical Equipment Engineering at the Technical University "Otto von Guericke" Magdeburg (Prof. Dr. hc. Dipl.-Ing. C.J. Heckmann)

1969: Doctorate with the thesis "Strength investigations on perforated circular plates and disks", TU Magdeburg

1986: Habilitation on the subject of "Contribution to the strength-related dimensioning of components made of thermoplastics for equipment and pipeline construction".

1965 - 1970: Scientific assistant and subsequently until 1991 scientific assistant at the TU Magdeburg. Senior assistant at the TU Magdeburg

1972: facultas docendi awarded

1974 - 1976: Industrial practice in Magdeburg valve manufacturing

1991: Called to university professor at the University of Dortmund; head of the AG Chemieapparatebau (chemical equipment engineering)

2000: Teaching Award of the FB Chemical Technology

2005: Retirement

2005 - 2011: Lectureship in the field of equipment engineering (courses of bio- and chemical engineering at the TU Dortmund University)

The image shows emiritus Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckart Weiß. Head of the Laboratory from 1991 to 2005. © AD​/​BCI

Prof. (EM.) Dr.-Ing. Jobst Hapke

(Head of Laboratory from 1977 to 1990)

1940: Born in Wattenscheid.

Apprenticeship as fitter at Thyssen-Gießerei AG, Gelsenkirchen. 

Studied Mechanical/Process Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin, graduated with distinction and best in class medal

1968: Research associate at Friedrich Krupp GmbH, Essen

1973: Extra occupational doctorate at the TU Clausthal

1977: Professor University of Dortmund for the Department of Chemical Engineering, Apparatus Engineering Group

1982 - 1983: Dean of the Faculty

1984 - 1988: Senator of the University of Dortmund

1990: University professor at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Department of Equipment Engineering with research in hydrogen technology and membrane separation technology

The image shows emeritus Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jobst Hapke. Head of Laboratory from 1977 to 1990. © AD​/​BCI