Dr. Hartmut Schoenmakers has studied physics and chemistry at the University of Heidelberg from 1967 to 1972, where he also received his doctoral degree in the field of laser- and plasma physics and in astronomy in 1976. He joined BASF AG in Ludwigshafen/Rhine in 1976, where he has been working as a process engineer in the field of fluid separations and as a project manager till 1990. Subsequently, he entered a joint venture of BASF with SHELL, the ROW Wesseling (today BASELL), as a delegate of BASF and became head of the project department. After his return to BASF in 1995 he took the position of research director of the department of process engineering. In 2006 Dr. Schoenmakers retired and has still been working for BASF on a freelance basis till 2008 in the field of process engineering.
During his occupational career he was specialist in the field of fluid separations with focus on hybrid and reactive processes, miniplant and scale up technology and international project management. Further activities have been process simulation and CAPE concepts.
Dr. Schoenmakers is author of many presentations and publications and has been member of various national and international scientific committees. He has been awarded the Arnold-Eucken-Award of the GVC (today ProcessNet) in 1987.
Dr. Schoenmakers has been employed as a research associate at the laboratory of fluid separations from June 2010 to May 2012.