Professor Stefan Heinrich
Stefan is the director of the Institute of Solids Process Engineering and Particle Technology of the Hamburg University of Technology, Germany.
Stefan studied Process Engineering at the University of Magdeburg and received his Diploma in 1996. Between 1996 and 2002 he worked in the group of Prof. Mörl at the University of Magdeburg, Germany, and received his Ph.D. in 2000 about the "Modelling of heat and mass transfer and population balances of fluidized bed spray granulation". From 2000 to 2002, Stefan was Assistant Professor and from 2002 to 2008 Junior Professor for „Dynamics of property distributed systems in solids process engineering" at the University of Magdeburg.
In 2005 he went for three months as a Visiting Guest Professor to the University of Twente, Enschede (The Netherlands), to work with Prof. Hans Kuipers. There he focussed on the DEM modelling of fluidized bed granulators. In 2006 he received the German `Habilitation´ (Venia legendi) about "Particle Technology" at the University of Magdeburg.
Two years later he followed a call to the Hamburg University of Technology as full professor for Solids Process Engineering and Particle Technology. Also in 2008 he denied a call for a full professorship for Particle and Materials Treatment Technology at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany. Since 2011 he is also the Dean of the Department of Process and Chemical Engineering of the Hamburg University of Technology.
Stefan is a member of the executive boards of the Working Party on Drying and of the Working Party on Agglomeration and Bulk Solid Materials of the German Society for Process and Chemical Engineering (VDI-ProcessNet), of the Working Party on Population Balance Modelling of Disperse and Polymer Systems of the German Competence Network Process Engineering Pro3 (Verfahrenstechnik Pro 3). He is also a member of the German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DECHEMA) and a board member of the Working Party on Agglomeration of European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).
His main research interests are fluidized bed technology, particle formulation, population balance modelling of particle systems, contact behaviour and dynamics of particle systems, drying technology and flowsheet simulation of solids processes.
He has published about 60 peer reviewed papers, 10 book contributions, 120 conference proceedings and has given more than 250 scientific presentations at conferences.