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Dr. Carsten M. Knösche

Short Presentation

Dr. C. M. Knösche works as Senior Research Manager at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen. Currently he is heading the center of expertise for Distillation, Heat Transfer and Physical Properties. Since 2015 he is a member of the advisory board of the ProcessNet Group Fuidverfahrenstechnik. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of FRI (Fractionation Research Inc.).

© Dr. Carsten M. Knösche
Contact: BASF SE 67056 Ludwigshafen

Professional career

Since 2001 BASF SE
  • different positions in process engineering, process development and production
  • currently group leader for distillation, heat transfer and physical properties
11.1995-12.2000 Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems: Research Assistant
  • Particle sizing in dilute and concentrated suspensions
  • Electrokinetic characterization of ceramic slurries


11.1995 - 12.2000 Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering Possibilities and limits of electroacoustic Spectroscopy for obtaining particle size information, Technical University of Dresden
09.1990-11.1995 Diplomingenieur (Chemical Engineering), Technical University Dresden
1993 - 1994 Year abroad: Loughborough University of Technology, UK


  • Particle sizing and electrokinetic phenomena
  • Fluiddynamic and thermodynamic design of distillation processes
  • Modelling and optimization of chemical production processes
  • Energy integration


Various presentations at national and international conferences

Approximately 20 patents and patent applications

[1] Luecke, T.; Knösche, C.; Adam, R.; Tittel, R.

“Calculation of fluid flow and particle trajectories in a system of randomly placed parallel cylinders - a new model for aerosol filtration”

Journal of Aerosol Science, 1993

[2] Knösche, C.; Friedrich, H.; Stintz, M.

"Determination of particle size distribution and electrokinetic properties with the AcoustoSizer in comparism with other methods"

Part. Part. Syst. Charact., 1997

[3] Knösche, C.

"Wärmeabfuhr und Rückvermischung in mikrostrukturierten Apparaten"

Chemie Ingenieur Technik 2005

[4] Waltermann, T.; Schlüter, S.; Benfer, R.; Knösche, C.

"Model Discrimination for Multicomponent Distillation – A Geometrical Approach for Total Reflux"

Chemie Ingenieur Technik 92(7)

[5] Knösche, C.

"Trends in Thermal Separation Technologies – An Industrial Perspective"

Chemie Ingenieur Technik 92(1)

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English).