Dr.-Ing., Universitätsprofessor

Matthias Wessling


Matthias Wessling
Chemical Process Engineering


Building: Gebäude NGP²

Room: Raum A 112

Forckenbeckstr. 51

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 95488
Fax: +49 241 80 92252


Since 2010 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wessling is the head of the Chair of Chemical Process Engineering (AVT.CVT). The core research field of the chair focuses on the development and application of membrane technology for current global challenges, particularly hybrid processes and electrochemical membrane reactors.

Educational background

  • 1983-1987: Study Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
  • 1989: Exchange Student Diploma Thesis at the University of Cincinnati, US
  • 1989-1993: Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) at the University of Twente, NL, with Prof. C. A. Smolders

Professional Developement

  • 1993-1994: Senior Research Scientist, MTR Inc, CA, USA
  • 1995-1997: Assistant Professor in the Chair of Prof. H. Strathmann, University of Twente, NL
  • 1997-1999: Department head Separation Process Engineering at Akzo Nobel Chemicals Research, NL
  • 1999-2009: Professor, Chair Membrane Science and Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, NL
  • 2006-2009: Group leader Chemical Engineering, University of Twente
  • 2007-2008: Interim Dean of Faculty Science and Technology, University of Twente
  • 2007: Visiting professor at Bio-X, University of Standford, CA, USA
  • since 2010: Adjunct Professor, University of Twente, NL
  • since 2010: Alexander-von-Humboldt-Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen
  • since 2011: Chair holder Chemical Process Engineering at RWTH Aachen
  • since 2011: Vice Scientific Director at the DWI – Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien e.V.
  • since 2014: Vice Dean, in Charge of Strategy at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen
  • 2014: Visiting professor, Stanford University, Center for Turbulence Research
  • since August 2018: Vice-Rector for Research and Structure, RWTH Aachen University

    Journal Article

    Titel Author(s)
    Multi-walled carbon nanotube-based composite materials as catalyst support for water-gas shift and hydroformylation reactions
    Published in: RSC Advances (2019)
    Wolf, Patrick
    Logemann, Morten
    Schörner, Markus
    Keller, Laura
    Haumann, Marco
    Wessling, Matthias
    Adsorption of carbon dioxide on solid amine-functionalized sorbents : A dual kinetic model
    Published in: Separation and purification technology (2018)
    Ohs, Burkhard
    Krödel, Maximilian
    Wessling, Matthias