Prof. Dr.-Ing. Evangelos Tsotsas

Curriculum Vitae

born 1959 in Thessaloniki, Greece

1976 – 1981   
Study at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Mechanical Engineering, diploma degree

Nov. 1st, 1981 –  July 15th, 1982
Research assistant at the Institute of Applied Thermodynamics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaloniki

Oct. 1st, 1982 – Dec. 31th, 1990   
Research assistant at the Institute of Thermal Process Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, University of Karlsruhe

Oct. 29th, 1985   
PhD (Dr.-Ing.) awarded by the Faculty of Chemical Engineering of the University of Karlsruhe,
Thesis: "On the influence of dispersity and hygroscopicity on vacuum contact drying of free flowing granular products"          

July 5th, 1990   
Habilitation at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering of the University of Karlsruhe,
Thesis: „On heat and mass transfer in packed beds with fluid flow: Experiments, Models, Theories“.
   
Nov. 19th, 1990   
"Privatdozent“, with a "venia legendi“ for Thermal Process Engineering at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering of the University of Karlsruhe.
   
Febr. 1st, 1991 –  Sept. 30th, 1994   
Senior process specialist in R&D (Solids Processing) of the Dow Deutschland Inc., Stade, scientifically responsible for drying and fluidisation technology in the Dow Chemical Co.
   
since Oct. 1st, 1994   
Full Professor and holder of the Chair of Thermal Process Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and, since its foundation in July 1998, at the Faculty of Process and Systems Engineering of the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg.

July 15th, 1998 –  Sept. 30th, 2002
First dean of the Faculty of Process and Systems Engineering of the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg.
   
August 2002
Hosokawa Award for Innovation in Drying Research.
   
2002 - 2012
Elected member of the academic senate of the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg.

2004 - 2012   
Member of the committee of the German Research Council (DFG) for chemical and thermal process engineering

2005 - 2012
Member of the central selection committee of the Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation

2008 – 2012
Speaker of the Committee of the German Research Council (DFG) for chemical engineering and technical chemistry

October 2010
ProcessNet Award for Excellence in Drying Research

2013
Otto von Guericke research award
   

Associations, Board Activities

  • Senate and Grants Committee of the DFG (German Research Council) for Collaborative Research Centres
  • Working Party on Drying of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (Chairman from 2004 to 2008)
  • Section on Product Design and Engineering of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering
  • Scientific Council of the International Center of Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Editorial board of the Drying Technology Journal
  • Advisory board of International Drying Symposium
  • German Working Party on Drying (chairman)
  • German Working Party on Heat and Mass Transfer
  • German Working Party on Granular Media and Agglomeration Technology
  • Regional VDI-group on Chemical and Process Engineering (chairman)
Dates
University Course Drying 2020
30.03.2020 - 02.04.2020 in Magdeburg
University Course Fluidization Technology 2019
04.11.2019 - 07.11.2019 in Hamburg
News
Award for Maciej Jaskulski
Cluster WIGRATEC enters the next round
Arun S. Mujumdar Medal for Prof. E. Tsotsas
Award for best oral presentation
Award for best oral presentation for Christoph Neugebauer on Population Balance Modeling Conference 2018
Faculty Prize 2018
Award for Prof. E. Tsotsas
Honorary Professorship of UCTM, Sofia, for Prof. Tsotsas
University Course Drying 2018
19. March -- 22. March 2018 in Magdeburg
University Course Fluidization Technology 2017
6. - 9. November 2017 in Hamburg
Award on Conference
Best Research Award for Sayali Zarekar on IDS in Gifu, Japan
Award on Conference
Best Poster Award for Christian Rieck at PARTEC 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany
Award on Conference
Best poster award for Vesselin Idakiev at national conference
Award on Conference
Best Presentation Awards on Nordic Baltic Drying Conference 2015
ECCE 2015
27. September - 01. October 2015 in Nice, France
Granulation Workshop 2015
1st July - 3rd July 2015 in Sheffield, UK
University Course Drying 2016
29. March -- 01. April 2016 in Magdeburg
Extension of the Research Training Group 1554
Extension of the funding period for 4.5 years
Award on annual conference
Award for best poster presentation goes to Maryam Dadkhah
Modern Drying Technology Vol. 3
Prof. E. Tsotsas in CES Top 20 Reviewer 2010
Award on Asia Pacific Drying Conference
VDI Ehrenring für Jun.-Prof. Mirko Peglow
University Course Drying 2014
Fundamentals and Applications of Drying Technology