Professor Evangelos Tsotsas
Evangelos holds the Chair of Thermal Process Engineering at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany) since 1994. He has a PhD (1985) and a habilitation (1990) from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and he was a Senior Process Specialist at the Dow Chemical Company from 1991 to 1994.
With a group of currently around 25 PhD and postdoc researchers, the main focus of his work is on drying, and on particle formulation processes related to drying, such as spray fluidized bed agglomeration, granulation and coating. The group has extensive experimental facilities in these fields, including various types of equipment for particle characterization, 3D imaging and process monitoring. Novel discrete models (such as pore network models for wetting and drying, Monte-Carlo methods for particulate processes, thermal DEM, combinations of DEM with CFD and the volume of fluid method), but also continuous approaches (such as population balances) belong to the research portfolio of the group, along with methods of model-based process control. Industrial applications are usually in fine chemicals, foods and pharmaceuticals.
Evangelos has authored about 250 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and he is the editor of the five-volume book series Modern Drying Technology. Recipient of the Hosokawa Award for Innovation and the ProcessNet Award for Excellence in Drying Research, Evangelos has served and is serving in various functions of, e.g., the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the European and German Working Party on Drying, and the German Working Party on Agglomeration.