Dr Bjørn Maribo-Mogensen, who completed his PhD at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) under the supervision of Professor Georgios M. Kontogeorgis and Associate Professor Kaj Thomsen, has been named the winner of the 2015 EFCE Excellence Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties.
Dr Maribo-Mogensen, now a Physical Property Specialist at Linde Engineering, Munich, Germany, successfully modelled an equation of state for electrolytes with applications in the oil and gas industry as part of his research.
He also developed a deeper understanding of the different models currently used for electrostatic interactions, comparing the Debye–Hückel model with the mean spherical approximation (MSA) theory.
In the long tradition of the European Symposium on Applied Thermodynamics, the ESAT 2015 will bring together researchers from academia and industry from all over the world. Among others, the conference aims to cover new experimental achievements, prediction of thermophysical properties of complex systems,molecular and statistical thermodynamics, molecular modeling and simulation.
I want to bring to your attention that the ECCE board has included explicitly our ‘IUT’ Symposium to the program of ECCE10. This also means that we should make any possible effort to be present and that the most renown members of the thermodynamic community in your country contribute to the program.
At the Business meeting of April 4, Dr Jean-Charles de Hemptinne was elected as new Working Party Chairman, replacing Prof. Ioannis Economou after six and a half years of service. Dr. de Hemptinne is IFP-School Professor and holder of the Tuck foundation chair on “Biofuels Thermodynamics”
Professor Michael L. Michelsen, of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), has been selected to deliver the latest European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) Distinguished Lecture.
The Federation’s Working Party on Thermodynamic and Transport Properties nominated Professor Michelsen in recognition of his outstanding work in the field of thermodynamics.
In a career spanning 40 years, Michelsen’s work has been influential in the energy and chemical industries, especially oil and gas exploration.
The award comprises of a certificate and €1,500 cash prize. Download press release
EFCE accolade goes to Christoph Held for groundbreaking research in Thermodynamics
A four-year PhD research project has beaten seven other nominations for the prestigious Excellence Award awarded every two years by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) Working Party on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties.
Dr-Ing Christoph Held, 32, of the Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany, has been recognised for his thesis Measuring and Modelling Thermodynamics Properties of Biological Solutions which, on submission, received the highest possible grade of summa cum laude and has subsequently been published in nine peer-reviewed international journals. Press release
The EFCE announces a call for nominations for the biennial Distinguished Lecture in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties to recognize an outstanding research career and achievements in Thermody-namics and/or Transport Properties.
The award will comprise:
• A plaque/certificate,
• A cash award of € 1500,
• A travel/accommodation grant (not exceeding € 500), and fee waiver to attend the 27th European Symposium of Applied Thermodynamics (ESAT) where the award will be presented.
The Lecture for 2014 will be delivered during a Plenary Session of the 27th ESAT Meeting to be held from 6 to 9 July 2014, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
The closing date for nomination is the 1st November 2013. Download254.08 KB