Head of the Chair of Chemical Process Engineering (AVT.CVT).
About Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wessling
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.
1983-1987: Study Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
1989: Exchange Student Diploma Thesis at the University of Cincinnati, USA
1989-1993 Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) at the University of Twente, NL, with Prof. C. A. Smolders
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
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 Member of the Scientific Board at the DWI – Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien e.V.
2014-2018 Vice Dean, in Charge of Strategy at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen
2014 Visiting professor, Stanford University, Center for Turbulence Research
since 08/2018 Vice-Rector for Research and Structure, RWTH Aachen University
since 2019 Pricewinner of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Price