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Fakultät BCI
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)