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Jürgen Gmehling (born January 13, 1946 in Duisburg) is a German professor for technical and industrial chemistry at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.
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His career startet with an apprenticeship as laboratory assistant at the Duisburg copper works before he studied chemical engineering at the engineering school in Essen and then chemistry in Dortmund and Clausthal. He received his diploma from the Dortmund University in 1970 and the Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat., inorganic chemistry) in 1973. After this he worked as scientific coworker in Dortmund before he became a private lecturer and, after his habilitation, an assistant professor.
Gmehling was appointed full professor for technical chemistry at the university in Oldenburg in 1989.
Fields of research
Gmehling's main focusses are measurement, collection and estimation of thermophysical properties of components and component mixtures. The following list summarizes several fields of his scientific work in a concise manner but is in no way complete.
Gmehling began in the 1970s with the systematic evaluation of the scientific literature with the goal to build a data bank for vapor-liquid equilibria. These data were needed for the development of a new method for the prediction of activity coefficients named UNIFAC. This data bank is still named Dortmund Data Bank, although it has expanded dramatically over the last decades, and is now maintained by a company located in Oldenburg.
Development of estimation and correlation models
Gmehling developed, together with coworkers and in cooperations, especially Professor Aage Fredenslund from the Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, models for the estimation of several thermodynamic and thermophysical properties:
Considerable developments are besides the implementation of his own methods
Other fields of work
Gmehling is also working on the research and optimization of chemical processes like reactive distillation and membrane processes.
Gmehling received the Arnold Eucken price from the GVC (VDI society for chemical engineering).
Gmehling has founded two companies:
Gmehling has published, besides numerous scientific articles, several books. These are textbooks (e.g. Thermodynamics and Unit Operations) as well as data collections that have been published by the DECHEMA (DECHEMA Chemistry Data Series, DCDS) and the publishers Wiley-VCH (Azeotropic Data).
Selection of scientific articles
Gmehling is co-publisher of three scientific journals and reviewer for several others. Additionally he has been reviewing scientific projects for the German (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), Czech, Finnish, and Slowenian scientific societies.
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