Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Weidner


Director Fraunhofer UMSICHT


Chair of Processes Technology

Ruhr University of Bochum, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

In cooperation with Fraunhofer UMSICHT, the Chair of Process Technology at Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB) combines basic university research with applied contract research.

The focus lies on research into transport properties in multi-component systems under pressure as well as basic research into the phase behavior and fluid dynamic properties of model substances and real substance mixtures. New, product- and environment-friendly finishing processes are derived from this. 

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since 11/2004

Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT;
Head of the institute

05/1998 Ruhr-University Bochum, Chair of Process Technology
07/1996 “Habilitation” (= postdoctoral thesis as qualification for professorship) in Technical Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen
08/1985 Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen
Technical Operation Management of the High-Pressure Laboratory,
Chair of Technical Chemistry II (Prof. Dr. R. Steiner)
10/1982 - 07/1985 Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen
Doctoral thesis at the Chair of Technical Chemistry II (Prof. Dr. S. Peter)
08/1981 - 09/1982 Kraftwerk Union Erlangen
Department “Technology oil conversation, desalination of ocean-water”
10/1975 - 07/1981 Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen
Studies in the field of Chemical Engineering