My motivation is given by the fact that the ARC CBBC membership offers a rather unique and excellent opportunity to conduct truly interdisciplinary fundamental research inspired by important industrial applications. Within the ARC CBBC I intend to contribute to the solution of complex problems in the domain of multiphase chemical reactor engineering through i) advancement of the related fundamental understanding ii) development of predictive multi-scale computational tools for multiphase chemical reactors iii) proof of principle of novel multiphase chemical reactors.
About my research
In my scientific career I am most proud of the fact that meanwhile more than fifty PhD students have successfully completed their project under my supervision in close collaboration with industry, technological top institutes and academic partners. Most of these students have obtained key positions in industry, national research laboratories and academia. From a scientific point of view I am proud for the establishment of an internationally recognized research line in the area of multi-scale modelling of mass, momentum and heat exchange in gas-solid, gas-liquid and gas-liquid-solid multiphase chemical reactors and the closely related experimental validation using a variety of non-invasive monitoring techniques.