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Wilhelm Schabel

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Schabel

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Institute Thermal Process Engineering (TVT)
Thin Film Technology (TFT)

KIT Campus Süd
Gebäude 10.91
D-76131 Karlsruhe
Tel: +49 721 608 43765

KIT Campus Süd - MZE
Straße am Forum 7
Gebäude 30.48
D-76131 Karlsruhe

KIT Campus Nord
Gebäude 717
D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

TFT Locations



Vorlesungen

Prof. Wilhelm Schabel is head of a research group Thin Film Technology at KIT with laboratories at KIT Campus South and KIT Campus North. He studied process engineer, his doctor thesis (summa cum laude) in the field of film drying was honored by the Karlsruhe University with the Carl-Freudenberg Award in 2006. He gained industrial experiences in coating technology as R&D engineer at LOFO High Tech Film/Basel in 2007-2008. In 2009 he was appointed as Professor at KIT. He received the Arnold Eucken Award (highest ranked award for researchers under 40 in Chemical Engineering in Germany) from VDI-GVC in 2007 and the L.E. Scriven Award (highest ranked award in Coating Science for researchers under 40) in 2008 from the ISCST (International Society of Coating Science and Technology).  Prof. Schabel was honored in 2012 with a Dr. h.c. for his research achievements by the Technical University of IASI and in 2015 with the Innovation NEULAND Award. He is active in the international ISCST and ECS committees as past chairman, director, vice president and is founding member of the European Coating Society. He is author and co-author of more than 70 ISI listed publications and has presented more than 450 national and international conference contributions with his group in the field of coating and drying of thin films. 

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Education

2004

Doctor degree (Dr.-Ing.)  (thesis: drying of thin films, with distinction) 

1993 - 1998

Dipl- Ing. in process engineering, University Karlsruhe (TH)

1997

Trainee program, DOW-Chemicals, Freeport/Texas/USA

Professional Experience

2017

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now

Head of a Research Group TFT @ KIT CS (TVT-TFT) and  KIT CN (IMT-TFT))

2015

 

 

W3 Professorship offer to TU DRESDEN – refused 

2009

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2017

(Shared) Professorship (W2)
(within the German Excellence Initiative, co-funded by industry: BASF, BAYER, ROCHE)

2007

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2008

Research & project engineer, R&D department (LONZA FOILS/Basel
(SHINKONG Group/Taiwan) 

2004

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2007

Head of a research group, lecturer position (Akad. Oberrat), University Karlsruhe (TH)

2000 - 2002 Visiting lecturer, University of applied science Karlsruhe (FH)    (deputyship, 3 terms)

Honors

2015

KIT Innovation Award 2015  (1. prize)   

2012

HONORY DOCTORATE (Dr. h. c.)

from the Technical University of Iasi (within the 100-year anniversary ceremony)

2008

L.E. SCRIVEN AWARD  
from International Society of Coating Science &Technology (ISCST) (award since 1998)

2007

ARNOLD EUCKEN AWARD
from VDI-GVC (German Engineering Association) (award since 1956)

2005

CARL FREUDENBERG AWARD
from University Karlsruhe (TH), Phd thesis (awarded since 1951) 

Selected Activities

2012

Since 2012

2010 & 2012

Vice President Intern. Society of Coating Science &Technology

Scientific Committee.: ICECE and ICEEM  (Vienna and Iasi) 

Guest Editor: Chemical Engineering and Processing - Special Issues

Since 2008

Board of Directors: International Society Coating Science and Technology

Since 2006  

Scientific Committee: DECHEMA Process Net: Working Party  Drying Technology

2009

Symposium Chairman/Organizer:  8th European Coating Symposium in Karlsruhe

Since 2008  

Scientific Committee: DECHEMA Process Net:  Working Party Heat & Mass Transfer

Since 2008 / 10

Editor (book chapters) at VDI Wärme-Atlas: diffusion/sorption polymers, impinging jets

Since 2005

Member of Scientific Committee: European Coating Symposium

Publications, Patents

Scientific Contributions:     more than 250 scientific contributions & publications, 4 patents