Ernst-Ulrich Schlünder

em. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult. Ernst-Ulrich Schlünder

  • Institut für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
    Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
    Kaiserstraße 12
    Gebäude 10.91
    D-76131 Karlsruhe

Scientific Vita:

1962             Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, F.R.G., graduated as „Dr.-Ing" (PhD)

1964 - 1966   Max-Planck-Institute for Fluid Research, Göttingen, F.R.G.

1967 - 1997   Full professor and director of the Institute of Thermal Process Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe,
                     F.R.G. Successor of Emil Kirschbaum.

1997 - 1999   Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami/Fl.

2000 - 2008   Adjunct Professor at Max-Planck-Institute Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, F.R.G.

Visiting Professor:

1971/72         Indian Institute of Technology, Madras/India Dpt. of Chemical Engineering. 

1978/79         University of California, Berkeley, CA/USA Department of Chemical Engineering.

1980/81         Ecole Nationale Superieure des Industries Chimiques, Nancy, France                 

1982              University of Canterbury, Christchurch/New Zealand (Tasman Fellowship).

1986              University of Cambridge U.K., Dpt. of Chemical Engineering at Trinity College

Short Courses:

“Heat Transfer in Packed, Agitated and Fluidized Beds” in Germany (1980/81/82/83/84/85), Belgium (1984), Israel (Technion, 1983), Yugoslavia (1982), France (Nancy, 1983/84), USA (Stillwater, 1974), Canada (McGill, 1978), Australia (Sidney, 1972), India (Madras, 1991) and on “Drying” in Germany (since 1972 until 2000 every year)


“Arnold – Eucken - Award” 1966, GVC/VDI.

“Arnold - Eucken - Medal“ 1984, GVC/VDI.

Docteur Honoris Causa  1987, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine Nancy/France

Medaille Gustave TRASENSTER 1987 of the Association des Ingenieurs Sortis de l’Université de Liége

“Award for Excellence in Drying Research” 1988 , 6th Intern. Drying Symposium (IDS ‘88) in Versailles, France, from Association Francaise de Sechage dan l’Industrie et l’Agriculture and from Procter & Gamble Company , Cincinnati/USA

Doctor honoris causa“ 1997 University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Doctor honoris causa“ 1998 Slovak Technical University, Bratislava

Ernest-Solvay-Award“ 1998 Ernest-Solvay-Foundation, Hannover

Special Fields of interest in Teaching and Research:

Fundamentals of Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer and Thermal Separation Processes, covering a wide variety of technical applications such as e.g. selected ones:

Evaporation and drying processes implying solvent mixtures, mass transfer controlled dynamic azeotrpes, selective drying.

Lecture: Mass transfer II.

Solid-solid Heat Transfer Processes: packed, agitated and fluidized bed dryers and reactors.

Lecture: Heat Transfer III.


Numerous text and source books and refereed articles