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Dieter Mewes

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.h.c.
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Recent publications

  • Guest Editorial

    • Awad M
    • Bejan A
    • Delhaye J
    • et al.
  • Performance and application range of multiphase twin-screw pumps with declining pitch

    • Scharf A
    • Rausch T
    • Vauth T
    • et al.

Professional experience

Director Institut of Chemical Engineering (Verfahrenstechnik)

Leibniz-University of Hannover

October 1982 - April 2006(24 years)

1981-1982 Director Process Engineering Research,

Evonik Degussa GmbH Hanau

September 1981 - September 1982(a year)

Vice President Engineering

Degussa USA

November 1978 - August 1981(3 years)

1977-1978 Production Engineering, Antwerp, Belgium

Evonik Degussa Corp

September 1977 - October 1978(a year)

Abteilungsleiter, Verfahrenstechnik Grundoperationen

Evonik Degussa

April 1973 - August 1977(4 years)

Research Assistant, Institut für Verfahrenstechnik (Prof. Brauer)

Volograms Ltd.

May 1966 - March 1973(7 years)

Leibniz Universitat Hannover


Dr.-Ing.habil. (Verfahrenstechnik)

Volograms Ltd.

March 1970 - July 1972(2 years)


Technische Universität Berlin - Institut für Verfahrenstechnik (Prof. Brauer)

May 1966 - April 1970(4 years)


Technische Universität Berlin - Technical University of Berlin Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

October 1959 - April 1966(7 years)

Research interests

Transport processes in single and multiphase flow; optical and tomographic visualization and measurement systems;bubble columns; oil and gas multiphase transport technology; biomedical engineering; polymer processing; nuclear safety engineering;


Publications: books: 2 publications (refereed): 233 review articles: 16 proceedings (refereed): 428 invited talks at conferences: 12 Honors: 1963 Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes 1979 apl. Prof. at the Technical University of Berlin, Verfahrenstechnik 1995 Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften) 2000 Arnold-Eucken-Medaille from the German Society of Chemical Engineering (GVT) 2006 Erich-Konrad-Medaille from the German Rubber Society 2006 Ernest Solvay Prize from the Ernest Solvay Foundation 2006 “Doctor Honoris Causa” by University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria 2011 Federal Cross of Merit (first class) of the Federal Republic of Germany 2016 "Honorary Professor" of University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria Activities Sports 1965 German Championship Rowing (Double Sculls) 1966 German University Championship (Single Sculls) 1967 German University Championship (Single Sculls) Professional Activities: 1989-1995 Elected member of the Senat of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), (German Science Foundation) 2000 -2004 DFG (German Research Foundation), elected Chairman of the Referee Committee for Chemical Engineering 1999- AIF, elected member of the Refree Committee for Chemical Engineering 1998-2005 Chief-Editor of the journal „Heat and Mass Transfer“, Springer Vlg, Heidelberg, Germany 1999-2007 Associate Editor of the Journal “Chemical Engineering and Processing”, Elsevier Science since 1996 Member of the editorial Board of the Handbook „VDI- Wärmeatlas“, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany 1982-1988 Member of the editorial board of the Journal „Chemie Ingenieur Technik“ 1996-2002 Member of the Technical Commission of „Safety and Accident Management in the Chemical Industry“ of the German Ministry of Environment and Environmental Protection, 1995-2005 Solvay Foundation, chairman of the board of Trustees (2001-2005) 2005-2009 Chairman of the Nusselt-Reynolds Prize Board of the World Conferences on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics 1995 -2000 VDI/GVC, Gesellschaft für Chemieingenieurwesen und Verfahrenstechnik, member of the board 1991 -1996 Dechema, member of the board 1978 -2012 Dechema, member of the Kuratorium 1985-1989 German Institute of Rubber Technology, member of the board

Co-authors (149)

  • Kavita Rathore
  • Xiaoping Guan
  • Radek Wajman
  • Hooman Hassani

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