Sustainability is the one dominating challenge today. Process engineering, chemical technology and biotechnology are key to solving it: By closing cycles, increasing efficiency, coupling sectors, and exploiting the potential of renewable resources, they ensure to meet the global need for food, mobility, housing, energy and medical care while at the same time protecting resources.
In 2022, DECHEMA, ProcessNet and ESBES join forces: At the joint Annual Conference of ProcessNet and DECHEMA-BioTechNet together with the ESBES symposium, researchers from industry and science will present developments and solutions on topics such as reaction engineering, energy generation and storage, bioprocesses, synthetic biology, education and many more.
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Here you will find the detailed conference planner, with which you can compile your personal programme
Please note that no programme booklet will be given out on site. You are welcome to download and print it here.
Have a look at the Posters! They will be presented in elevator pitches on Tuesday and during the following Poster Party
Here you can get an overview of all sessions
The very interesting and varied program for young people was organized by the kjVI again this year.
See what happens beside the conference
The kjVI Youth Programme is an event held as part of the annual congresses (the so-called Jahrestagungen) of ProcessNet and DECHEMA-BioTechNet 2022 and 13th ESBES Symposium taking place from 12th – 15th September. The kjVI Youth Programme (kjVI YP) is open to everyone but especially suited for graduate and PhD students in the field of (bio-)process engineering. With this programme we promote the exchange between students, industry, and academia. At the congress, specifically from 13th – 15th September, you will gain insights into the profession of young and experienced engineers.
In addition to the company lectures by our sponsors, there will be many opportunities to get in touch directly with the future employer of your choice and to visit the company booths. Furthermore, our speakers will provide plenty of valuable content on topics ranging from job applications to scientific publications. On top, you can watch the exciting finals of the ChemCar and chemPLANT competitions, taking place on Wednesday and Thursday during the lunch break.
Most of the lectures and special events will be held in a hybrid format, giving you the opportunity to enjoy them from the comfort of your own home. We will provide Zoom links free of charge, therefore all you need is access to the internet.
However, nothing beats personal face-to-face interaction, so if you want to make the most of it, we would be very happy to welcome you in person to Aachen. To do so, you will need to register on the congress website. We have arranged some grants from VDI to provide financial support. More details and conditions for this can be found here https://www.vdi.de/mitgliedschaft/kjvi-aktion.
Registration for the entire conference will give you access to the scientific contributions and all other congress features, such as the poster party, the exhibition booths etc., so don’t miss it. We also invite you to "Network & Chill" (socialising event) from 8 p.m. onwards on the 13th of September in Aachen! To estimate the number of attendees, let us know if you would like to join by using the link: https://bitpoll.de/poll/kjvi-social/vote/
The competitions (ChemCar and chemPLANT) and kjVI YP are organized by us, the kjVI (creative young process engineers). We are the youth group of the Society for Process and Chemical Engineering (VDI-GVC) of the Association of German Engineers (VDI e.V.). The kjVI have successfully organized such programmes at a national level many times before and on an international level we are organizing the kjVI YP for the second time.
The kjVI YP will feature:
Too long - didn't read? Then check out our 3 min trailer on the kjVI Youth Programme:
The links to the Zoom webinar will be published here prior to the event. For all the latest news, follow the Instagram handle @kjvi_vdi or the event on LinkedIn. We are very excited and looking forward to your participation!
Guilherme Ferreira, Protera/F and Technical University of Lisbon/P
Norbert Kockmann, TU Dortmund/D
Andreas Liese, TU Hamburg/D
Maria Raquel Múrias Dos Santos Aires Barros, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon/P
Dieter Bathen, Universität Duisburg-Essen/D
Michael Bippes, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg/D
Michael Bortz, Fraunhofer ITW, Kaiserslautern/D
Matthias Brunner, htw Saar, Saarbrücken/D
Jochen Büchs, RWTH Aachen/D
Bruno Bühler, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ, Leipzig/D
Joaquim Cabral, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon/P
Gesine Cornelissen, HAW Hamburg/D
Frank Delvigne, Université de Liège, Gembloux/B
Ralph-Uwe Dietrich, DLR Stuttgart/D
Frieder Dreisbach, Waters GmbH - TA Instruments, Hüllhorst/D
Sabine Enders, KIT Karlsruhe/D
Hannsjörg Freund, TU Dortmund/D
Udo Fritsching, Universität Bremen/D
Jarka Glassey, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne/GB
Klaus Graumann, Phoenestra GmbH, Linz/A
Marcus Grünewald, Universität Bochum/D
Christoph Herwig, TU Wien/A
Dirk Holtmann, TH Mittelhessen, Gießen/D
Philippe Jacques, University of Liege, Gembloux/B
Alois Jungbauer, BOKU, Vienna/A
Andreas Jupke, RWTH Aachen/D
Ulrich Kaiser, Innosuisse, Basel/CH
William J. Kelly, Villanova University/US
Thomas Kiy, Lonza AG, Basel/CH
Thomas Kolb, KIT Karlsruhe/D
Holger Müller, BlueSens Gas Sensor GmbH, Herten/D
Silvie Müller, TU Kaiserlautern/D
Franziska Müller-Langer, DBFZ Leipzig/D
Solange I. Mussatto, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby/DK
Manfred Nagel, Evonik Operations GmbH, Marl/D
Marco Oldiges, Forschungszentrum Jülich/D
Marcel Ottens, Delft University of Technology/NL
Wolfgang Peukert, FAU, Erlangen-Nürnberg/D
Tiffany Rau, Rau Consulting LLC, West Lafayette/US
Jens Uwe Repke, TU Berlin/D
Kathrin Rübberdt, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt/D
Stefan Rumpel, Evonik Operations GmbH, Rheinfelden/D
Jörg Sauer, KIT Karlsruhe/D
Michael Schlüter, TU Hamburg/D
Stephan Schubert, Covestro Deutschland AG, Leverkusen/D
Arne Staby, Novo Nordisk A/S, Bagsvaerd /DK
Frank Stenger, Evonik Operations GmbH, Hanau/D
Gerald Striedner, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna/A
Ralf Takors, Universität Stuttgart/D
Bianca Thoms, University of Twente/NL
Roland Ulber, TU Kaiserlautern/D
Annelies Vandersickel, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Stuttgart/D
Luuk van der Wielen, Delft University of Technology/NL
Jörn Viell RWTH Aachen/D
Jadran Vrabec, TU Berlin/D
Wolfgng Wiechert, Forschungszentrum Jülich/D
Michael Wilk, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt/D
Thomas Willner, HAW Hamburg/D
Ljuba Woppowa, VDI, Düsseldorf/D
Mathias Zurbriggen, Universität Düsseldorf/D
Jochen Michels, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt/D
Karin Tiemann, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt/D
Petra Hellwig, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt/D
Matthias Neumann, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt/D
Dr. Alexander Schulz, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, Bad Soden/D
Green methanol, part of Uhde’s green technologies
Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlruhe/D
The Anthropocene – the era of humankind. About progress and crises, technology and sustainable development
(Evening lecture, 12 September 2022)
Prof. Dr. Roland Ulber, TU Kaiserslautern
Life and Production on surfaces
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Hasse, TU Kaiserslautern
Digital Transformation of Chemical Engineering Science
Prof. Sierin Lim, Nanyang University of Technology, Singapore
Towards Carbon-neutral Plastic Bioupcycling
Platinium Sponsor: Evonik Operations GmbH
Evonik macht das Leben besser, Tag für Tag. Wir entwickeln Ideen, Produkte und Lösungen und sind dabei nah am Menschen, nah an unseren Kunden. Deren Produkte zu verbessern ist unser Antrieb – und unser Geschäft. Evonik stellt rund 4.000 Produkte her, und ständig kommen neue Entwicklungen dazu. Wir machen die Fischzucht nachhaltig, Autolacke kratzfest und Matratzen weicher. Wo immer Sie leben und was immer Sie tun: Evonik ist dabei, denn Evonik macht Spezialchemie. Das bedeutet, dass wir uns darauf spezialisiert haben, für unsere Kunden zu forschen und zu entwickeln, um deren Produkte zu verbessern.
Gold Sponsor: BASF SE
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care, and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €78,6 billion in 2021. Further information at www.basf.com.
Silver Sponsor: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
We are a leading speciality chemicals company based in Cologne. With more than 14,000 employees in 33 countries, we are an established company on the global market. Our primary expertise lies in producing, developing and marketing chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics, with annual sales of EUR 7.6 billion (2021).
We manage our operating business through four segments: Advanced Intermediates, Specialty Additives, Consumer Protection and Engineering Materials.
Silver Sponsor: Covestro AG
Covestro is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality polymer materials and their components. With its innovative products, processes and methods, the company helps enhance sustainability and the quality of life in many areas. Covestro supplies customers around the world in key industries such as mobility, building and living, as well as the electrical and electronics sector. The company is committed to becoming fully circular and is striving to become climate neutral by 2035 (scope 1 and 2).
Silver Sponsor: Merck KGaA
Our passion for science and technology is what drives our 58,000 employees in 66 countries to find solutions to some of today’s toughest challenges and create more sustainable ways to live. We are here for people, helping to create, improve and prolong life. We deliver personalized treatments for serious diseases and enable people to achieve their dream of becoming parents. We empower the scientific community. Our tools, services and digital platforms make research simpler, more exact, and help to deliver breakthroughs more quickly. We believe that scientific exploration and responsible entrepreneurship are key to technological advances that benefit us all.
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|BlueSens gas sensor GmbH|
|Evonik Operations GmbH|
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|LANXESS Deutschland GmbH|
A number of awards will be presented during the conference "(Bio)Process Engineering - a Key to Sustainable Development":
The DECHEMA Prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding scientific achievements in DECHEMA’s sphere of interest which are of fundamental importance and serve as an impetus for innovative developments. Preference is given to the work of younger, early career scientists who, for instance, do not yet hold a permanent professorship or a comparable position in a research institution or industry.
ProcessNet invites applications for the Gerhard Damköhler Medal, the Emil Kirschbaum Medal and the Hans Rumpf Medal, which are awarded every two years for outstanding achievements in the fields of chemical, thermal and mechanical process engineering.
By resolution of the 1955 General Assembly of the Research Society for Process Engineering, the Arnold Eucken Medal was created as a special form of honour for deserving personalities in the fields of development, research or teaching of process engineering.
The European Society of Biochemical Engineering Sciences offers a prestigious award to a promising young scientist or engineer working in the field of biochemical engineering. Since 2020, the ESBES Award honours the memory of the founding father, Professor Malcolm Lilly, of biochemical engineering, and recognises outstanding PhD thesis of scientific publications by students or early carrier researchers in the field of biochemical engineering.
This year, the ESBES Award will be presented in Aachen, at the joint event of the 13th ESBES symposium together with the annual meetings of ProcessNet and DECHEMA-BioTechNet.
PhD students and postdocs in the field of biochemical engineering are invited to submit a one-page abstract for consideration by 10 April 2022 via the online paper submission.
Please tick the appropriate box when submitting your contribution if you wish to apply for the ESBES Award.
The abstracts will be reviewed by a jury, and shortlisted candidates will be selected to present an oral lecture in a special session on 14 September 2022.
After the final jury decision, the winner of the prestigious ESBES Award will be announced and honoured on 15 September.
The DECHEMA student awards are granted anually to graduates in Technical Chemistry, Chemical Process Engineering and Biotechnology. Only graduates who distinguish themselves by completing their studies in a particular short time and achieving outstanding results are eligible. This award was established by the Board of DECHEMA in 1993 as a contribution towards increasing efficiency at German universities.
Founded in 1999, the rationale for the Schools Club is to fire pupils' interest in science and technology by demonstrating that it can be fun. Every year around 9,000 pupils from all over Germany take part in the DECHEMAX Schools Competition and, in doing so, interesting projects give them an idea of how chemistry and technology are part and parcel of our daily life. Science days and colloquia inform them about novel developments in research and technology, while providing an interesting addition to lessons in school. At the Open Day pupils experience a day in the life of a young scientist at the Karl Winnacker Institute. Additionally, club members receive invitations to ACHEMA and other interesting activities at www.dechemax.de.
BASF as an innovative chemical company offers a BASF poster award for the outstanding poster contribution addressing the “Transformation of the Chemical Industry”; including e.g. greenhouse gas emission avoidance, recycling or renewable raw materials.
A distinguished scientist closely related to the journal Chemie Ingenieur Technik is invited to present the CIT-lecture, a comprehensive authoritative review of the chemical engineering science in his or her field of specialization. Selection is based on the quality and relevance of the accomplishments and the communication skills of the lecturer.
We all need answers for problems like climate change, scarcity of resources and waste generation. Innovations based on chemistry are key to finding such answers and they will change the chemical industry in a fundamental way. BASF as an innovative chemical company therefore offers a BASF poster award for the outstanding poster contribution addressing the “Transformation of the Chemical Industry”; including e.g. greenhouse gas emission avoidance, recycling or renewable raw materials. The prize money of 1.500€ will be awarded by a scientific jury based on the best combination of poster and speed talk.
How to get to Aachen and Eurogress
Due to its excellent connection to the public transportation network including IC/EC, ICE and Thalys tracks, Aachen is easily accessible from each European destination.
Aachen is accessible by train…
• from Brussels in 2 hours
• from Paris in 3,5 hours
• from London in less than 5 hours
Please inform yourself about your personal train connection on DB’s webpage www.bahn.de.
Use our Deutsche Bahn's fixed price event ticket:
Aachen is a traffic junction located in the Three-Country Point linking Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
Parking at Eurogress:
The parking deck Eurogress, Monheimsallee 44, 52062 Aachen offers you parking space for 600 cars.
Open 24 hours, Payment with EC card possible.
Day ticket 12 €.
Aachen contains a continuous local transportation network. From the central train station the Eurogress Aachen is accessible using the lines 3A and 13A towards “Ponttor”. You arrive at the fifth station “Eurogress/Spielcasino”. On workdays the buses run at 7-minute intervals.
You can find your connection on the ASEAG webpage. The site is only available in German.
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