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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gregor D. Wehinger

Professor for Chemical Process Dynamics

Scientific career

2005-2007 Technology Management studies at Universität Stuttgart, Germany

2007-2012 Energy and Process Engineering studies at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

2009-2010 Energy Technology studies at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

2013-2016 Ph.D. at the Institut of Chemical and Process Engineering (Prof. Kraume) at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

2015 Visiting Research Fellow at Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

2017 Appointment as Professor (W1) for Chemical Process Dynamics at the Institute of Chemical and Electrochemical Process Engineering at Technische Universität Clausthal, Germany

Fields of activity

Detailed modeling of chemical and electrochemical reactors with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)


Publication list of the institute


G. D. Wehinger; M. Kraume
CFD als Designtool für Festbettreaktoren mit kleinem D-zu-dp-Verhältnis: Heute oder in Zukunft?
Chem. Ing. Tech. (2017) (accepted)

G. D. Wehinger; F. Klippel; M. Kraume
Modeling pore processes for particle-resolved CFD simulations of catalytic fixed-bed reactors
Comput. Chem. Eng. (2017) (accepted)


Video visualizes the flow through a fixed bed made of one-hole cylinders. Grey scale on the pellets indicates coking.

G. D. Wehinger; M. Kraume; V. Berg; K. Mette; M. Behrens; R. Schlögl;
O. Korup; R. Horn
Investigating dry reforming of methane with spatial reactor profiles and
particle-resolved CFD simulations
AIChE J. (2016) 62, 12, 4436-4452

G. D. Wehinger; C. Fütterer; M. Kraume
Contact-area modifications for CFD simulations of fixed-bed reactors: cylindrical particles
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. (2016) 56, 87-99

T. Eppinger; G. D. Wehinger; N. Jurtz; R. Aglave; M. Kraume
A numerical optimization study on the catalytic dry reforming of methane in a spatially resolved fixed-bed reactor
Chem. Eng. Res. Des. (2016) 115, 374–381

G. D. Wehinger; H. Heitmann; M. Kraume
An artificial structure modeler for 3D CFD simulations of catalytic foams
Chem. Eng. J. (2016) 284, 543–556

G. D. Wehinger, T. Eppinger, M. Kraume
Evaluating catalytic fixed-bed reactors for dry reforming of methane with detailed CFD
Chem. Ing. Tech. (2015) 87(6), 734-745

G. D. Wehinger; T. Eppinger; M. Kraume
Detailed numerical simulations of catalytic fixed-bed reactors: Heterogeneous dry reforming of methane
Chem. Eng. Sci. (2015) 122, 197-209

G. D. Wehinger; T. Eppinger; M. Kraume
Fluidic effects on kinetic parameter estimation in lab-scale catalysis testing – A critical evaluation based on computational fluid dynamics
Chem. Eng. Sci. (2014) 111, 220-230

T. Eppinger; G. D. Wehinger; M. Kraume
Parameter optimization for the oxidative coupling of methane in a fixed bed reactor by combination of response surface methodology and computational fluid dynamics
Chem. Eng. Res. Des. (2014) 92, 1693-1703

G. D. Wehinger; J. Peeters; S. Muzaferija; T. Eppinger; M. Kraume
Numerical simulation of vertical liquid-film wave dynamics
Chem. Eng. Sci. (2013) 104, 934-944


07/2019 Scholarship of the Max Buchner Research Foundation

10/2018 Senior-Fellowship of the Stifterverband for the project "Mit Virtual Reality eintauchen ins forschende Lernen in der Verfahrenstechnik"

05/2018 Hanns-Hoffmann Award from the ProcessNet Subject Division Reaction Engineering

05/2017 BIMoS PhD Award 2017 of the Berlin International Graduate School in model and Simulation based Research (BIMoS), Berlin, Germany

11/2015 Best Presentation Award at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, USA for the presentation "Dry Reforming of methane on Ni in fixed-bed reactor: spatial reactor profiles and detailed CFD simulations"

03/2014 Best Presentation Award at the AIChE Spring Meeting in New Orleans, USA for the presentation "Spatially resolved simulations of heterogeneous dry reforming in fixed-bed reactors"

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