Andreas Braeuer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Siegfried Bräuer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Siegfried Bräuer


Professor of Thermal Process Engineering

Leipziger Straße 28 (Rammler-Bau), Zimmer 126

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In short...

Andreas Braeuer has been director of the Institute of Thermal-, Environmental- and Resources' Process Engineering (ITUN) and Professor for Thermal Process Engineering at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany, since January 2018.

Between 2007 and 2017 Andreas Braeuer was head of the Applied Raman Scattering Laboratory at the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT) at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany, and board member of the SAOT directors.

He received the Dr.-Ing degree with distinction from the faculty of engineering of FAU in the topic engineering thermodynamics in 2007 for which he was awarded the Dr.-thesis award for the distinguished thesis from the faculty of engineering in 2008.

In 2012 he was awarded the Professor-Siegfried-Peter-Award conferred by the ProcessNet subsection “High Pressure Technology” for excellent, future oriented, sustainable and published achievements and the Young Academics Award conferred by the ProcessNet section “Education and Innovation".

In 2014 he completed his habilitation in engineering thermodynamics "in situ Raman spectroscopy for high pressure process technology" and became Privatdozent (University teacher) at the faculty of engineering at FAU. Later, in 2015 the Wolfgang-Finkelnburg-Preis was conferred on him for his habilitation by the faculty of engineering of FAU.

In 2014 he successfully applied for an ERC Starting Grant. The project started in May 2015.

Andreas Braeuer wrote a text book "In situ spectroscopic techniques at high pressure", which was published by Elsevier in December 2015 within the book series "Supercritical Fluid Science and Technology".

His research aims at understanding complex mechanisms in chemical engineering processes using optical measurement techniques which are specially configured for the respective measurement tasks.


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Career progression

since January 2018: Director of the Institute of Thermal-, Environmental- and Resources' Process Engineering (ITUN) and Professor for Thermal Process Engineering at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany

September 2014 - February 2018: Privatdozent (University teacher) at the Faculty of Engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany (FAU).

April 2007 - December 2017: Head of the 'Applied Raman Scattering (ARS) Laboratory' at the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), which was established in November 2006 as part of the German Initiative for Excellence at FAU, Germany.

April 2007 - December 2017: Member of the board of directors of SAOT

January 2006 - December 2017:
Head of the group on 'High Pressure Process Technology' (Hochdruckverfahrenstechnik) at the Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics LTT (FAU) 

Sept 2003 - Oct 2007:
Research assistant at the Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics (FAU)


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Awards, Honors and Extras

June 2019: Guest editor for the special issue ‘Transcritical Phenomena’ of the Elsevier journal ‘The Journal of Supercritical Fluids’

June 2019: Dean (3 years mandate) for the studying programs ‘Process Engineering’ and ‘Environmental Engineering’ at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany

May 2019: Vice dean (3 years mandate) of the Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (Faculty 4) at TUBAF

July 2017: Appointed to the editorial board of The Journal of Supercritical Fluids for a period of four years

November 2015:
Wolfgang-Finkelnburg-Preis (Habilitation Award of the Faculty of Engineering of FAU endowed by the Universitätsbund Erlangen-Nürnberg e.V.)

November 2014:
ERC Starting Grantee 2014 - Project start 1st May 2015. Budget 1.94 million Euro.

May 2014: 'Certification of Excellence in Reviewing' in 2013 awarded by 'The Journal of Supercritical Fluids' in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the quality of the journal.

March 2014: Appointment to the advisory committee of the ProcessNet/Dechema subsection 'High Pressure Technology'

January 2013: Invitation to write a book on 'In-situ spectroscopic techniques at high pressures' published in the Elsevier book series on 'Supercritical Fluid Science and Technology' edited by Professor Erdogan Kiran. (completed October 2015)

September 2012: Young Academics Award conferred by the ProcessNet section 'Education and Innovation' 

March 2012: Professor-Siegfried-Peter-Award conferred by the ProcessNet subsection 'High Pressure Technology' for excellent, future oriented, sustainable and published achievements

November 2008:
Distinguished dissertation award conferred by the Faculty of Engineering at FAU

July 2003: Distinguished thesis award for the achievements in the 'Chemical Engineering' program at the FAU conferred by the Association of German Engineers (VDI)

November 2001: Grant (Scholarship) awarded by the Department of Chemical and Bioengineering of the Faculty of Engineering at FAU


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Education

July 2014: Habilitation procedure completed (Dr.-Ing. habil.) at the Faculty of Engineering at FAU in 'Engineering Thermodynamics'. Habilitation procedure from 5th May 2010 – 9th July 2014.
Habilitation title: ‘In situ Raman spectroscopy for high pressure process technology’ (In situ Ramanspektroskopie für die Hochdruckverfahrenstechnik)

October 2007: Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) in Engineering Thermodynamics (Doktor Ingenieur) Faculty of Engineering, FAU
Grade: summa cum laude - highest grade with distinction
Dissertation title: ’Experimental analysis of the mixture formation in the supercritical anti-solvent technology’ (Experimentelle Gemischbildungsanalyse im überkritischen anti-Solvent-Verfahren)

June 2003:
Graduation in Chemical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing. Univ.) at FAU
Grade: very good (course duration was 9 semesters and 2 months including the thesis).
Thesis title: ‘Laser optical temperature determination in the vaporizing spray of a gasoline direct injector’ (Laseroptische Temperaturbestimmung im verdampfenden Spray eines Injektors für die Benzindirekteinspritzung)


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Reviewer Activities

  • Applied Optics
  • Optics Letters
  • Applied Spectroscopy
  • Experiments in Fluids
  • Chemical Engineering Journal
  • The Journal of Supercritical Fluids
  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
  • Journal of Crystal Growth
  • International Journal of Molecular Science
  • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
  • RSC Advances
  • Green Chemistry
  • Combustion Science and Technology
  • Fuel
  • International Journal of Thermophysics
  • Molecules
  • Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering
  • Journal of CO2 Utilization
  • Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data
  • Energy & Fuels

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Teaching Activities

@TUBAF after 2017

  • Thermal Process Engineering II (Fundamentals and Processes)
  • Thermal Process Engineering I (Fundamentals and Processes)

 

@ FAU before 2018

  • engineering thermodynamics (Bachelor program)
  • engineering thermodynamics (Master program)
  • heat and mass transfer (Bachelor program)
  • measurement techniques (especially optical diagnostics) in engineering thermodynamics (Master program)
  • laser diagnostics (Post-graduate education)
  • fundamentals in optics (Post-graduate education)