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Wilhelm Schabel

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. 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 Nord
Gebäude 717
D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
 

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Prof. Wilhelm Schabel holds a professorship in Thin Film Technology at KIT. He studied process engineer, his doctor thesis in the field of film drying was honored with the Carl-Freudenberg Award in 2006. He gained industrial experiences in coating technology as R&D engineer at LOFO High Tech Film/Basel (2007-2008). He received the Arnold Eucken Award from VDI in 2007 and the L.E. Scriven Award in 2008 from the ISCST (International Society of Coating Science and Technology).  Prof. Schabel is active in the international ISCST and ECS committees as past chairman, director and vice president and he is author and co-author of more than 60 publications 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

2015

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now

University Professorship W2

2015

 

 

W3 Professorship offer to TU DRESDEN – refused 

2009

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2014

(Shared) Professorship established within KIT
(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