Professor Dr.-Ing. Thomas Grützner

  • Deputy Director
  • Group leader Thermal Process Engineering
  • Lectures
    • Technische Thermodynamik (B.Sc.)
    • Thermodynamik der Gemische (B.Sc.)
    • Thermische Verfahrenstechnik (B.Sc.)
    • Thermal Process Engineering II (M.Sc.)
    • Thermal Process Engineering III (M.Sc.)

Scientific Career

1994 - 1999Process Engineering studies at TH Nürnberg
1999 - 2001Process- and Chemical Engineering studies TU Clausthal
2001 - 2006Doctorate at the Institute of Thermodynamics and Thermal Process Engineering (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Hasse), University of Stuttgart
2006 - 2017Employee of the division "Research & Development" of Lonza AG, Switzerland in different functions: Engineer responsible for thermal seperations equipment design, project manager and head of the competence center "Thermal Process Engineering"
since 2017

Professor at the Institute for Chemical Engineering, Ulm University

Head of the research group "Thermal Process Engineering"

Memberships and Functions

  • Appointed member of the Board of Editors of the Springer Nature Journal ‘Discover Chemical Engineering’ (since 2024)
  • Elected member of the board of DECHEMA/VDI division "Fluid Dynamics and Separation Technology" (since 2024)
  • Appointed member of the ProcessNet working party "Thermodynamik" (2015 - 2019)
  • Appointed member of the DECHEMA/VDI working party "Fluidverfahrenstechnik" (since 2018)
  • Member of the admission commitee "Chemical Engineering" at Ulm University
  • Vice chairman of the examination board "Chemical Engineering" at Ulm University
  • Member of the doctoral committee "Dr.-Ing." at Ulm University
  • Member of the board of topic editors of MDPI "ChemEngineering" Journal
  • Fellow of the Center for Energy Research and Technology, Ulm
  • Host of the Podcast "DeCarbon Cast"

Reviewer for Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, German Scholar Organization (GSO) and multiple national Universities.

Journal Reviewer for

  • AIChE Journal
  • Chimia
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quaterly
  • ChemBioChem
  • ChemBioEng Reviews
  • ChemEngineering
  • Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification
  • Chemical Engineering Research and Design
  • Chemical Engineering Science
  • Chemie Ingenieur Technik
  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
  • Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Processes
  • Reviews in Chemical Engineering
  • Separation and Purification Technology
  • The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering