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Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern (*August 9, 1956 in Mittweida, Germany) is a German Process Engineer. He is a Director of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg and Chair of Chemical Engineering at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg.


Education & professional career

Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern graduated from Technische Hochschule Leuna-Merseburg and received a Ph.D. from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences in Berlin in 1987. After working as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville he defended a Habilitation at the Technical University Berlin in 1994. Subsequently he worked for Schering AG in Berlin, before becoming in 1995 Professor of Chemical Process Engineering at the Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg. In 2002 he was appointed as a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, where he is head of the “Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering” group. The research interests of Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern include heterogeneous catalysis, adsorption and preparative chromatography, crystallization and the development of new reactor concepts. The results of his work are published in more than 400 research papers. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern received the Max Buchner Award of DECHEMA (2000), holds Honorary Doctorates of the University of Southern Denmark (Odense, Denmark) and the Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland). He is Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech).

Major research interests

  • New Reactor Concepts
  • Chromatographic Reactors
  • Membrane Reactors
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Adsorption and Preparative chromatography
  • Crystallization
  • Separation of Enantiomers
  • Publications (selection)

    Journal and Book Contributions, Patents


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