Andreas Pfennig

 
 

Andreas Pfennig

  1. Phone: +32 (0) 4 366-3521
  2. E-Mail: andreas.pfennig@uliege.be
 
CV
since 2014 Full professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Liège
2011-2014 Full professor at the Institute of Chemical Engineering and Environmental
Technology of the Graz University of Technology
1995-2011 Full professor, head of Aachener Verfahrenstechnik - Thermal Process Engineering (now AVT.FVT) at the RWTH Aachen University
1995 Habilitation in the Faculty of Chemistry of the Technical University of Darmstadt.
Title of the thesis: Separation and purification of biomolecules with the help of aqueous two-phase systems.
1991 Supported by the Dr. Otto Röhm Memorial Foundation
1988-1995 Research assistant at the Institute for Chemical Technology of the Technical
University of Darmstadt in the group of Professor Dr.-Ing. J. Gaube
1988 Friedrich-Wilhelm prize of the RWTH Aachen University
1988 Borchers prize of the RWTH Aachen University
1988 Research assistant at the Institute for Thermo and Fluid Dynamics of the Ruhr-University Bochum in the group of Professor Dr. F. Kohler
1987 Ph.D. at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the RWTH Aachen University.
Title of the dissertation: On the development of a three-parameter equation of state based on the accurate description of the hard-sphere system.
1985-1987 Research assistant at the Chair II for Chemical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen University in the group of Professor Dr.-Ing. H. Hartmann
1984-1985 Project work with Professor Dr. J.M. Prausnitz at the University of California, Berkeley, California
1981 Scholarship by the German National Merit Foundation
1979-1984 Studied mechanical engineering, specialization in chemical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University

 

Research Activities

  • Experiments and design models for liquid-liquid extraction based on single-drop experiments
  • Modelling of phase separators for separation of dispersions as well as coalescers for secondary dispersions
  • Experimental and theoretical investigations on distillation
  • Mass transfer in homogeneous systems and across interfaces
  • Thermodynamics of strongly non-ideal mixtures
  • Exergetic evaluation of processes, systematic process design, global balances