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I am a research scientist and an entrepreneur in the field of Chemical Engineering. I am highly motivated to find new ways to improve chemcial and biochemical manufacturing methods that are energy efficient. 

Research interests

Advanced Processes
Design and optimization of novel chemical reactors, bioreactors and downstream units at different scales (nano, micro, meso, macro) for enhanced efficiency and improved waste treatment. This includes research in process design for the shift from batch processes to continuous processes (batch-to-conti) and the manufacturing of bio-based chemicals, fibers and other materials. This incorporates research actions on multiphase flow, heat and mass transfer, reaction kinetics, catalysis and process design.

Bio Economy and Bio-Refinaries
Development of catalytic conversion processes (biorefinery) for the transformation of bio-based feedstocks (grain, corn, wood, algae) and intermediates in bio-fuels (e.g. via Fischer Tropsch Synthesis), valuable chemical building blocks, specialities (fermentation, catalysis) and end-user products. This includes the design of new value chains, business models, and concepts for the development of rural areas. 

New Sensors, smart devices and advanced materials
Design and optimization of novel contacting and microfluidic devices, sensors and control strategies for the manufacturing of complex and functional materials as well as biomaterials through self-organization, microfluidic conversion and adaptive control. This is supported by lab-scale experiments and multi-scale mathematical modelling and computational simulations (e.g. computational fluid dynamics/CFD).

Energy conversion and storage
Research and development of highly efficient process routes to store renewable electrical or thermal energy mainly through chemical conversion. The research work is couple with new concepts of energy distribution, consumption management and associated business mSpecial attention is given to unsteady-state operation through throughput variation and changing conditions. 

Most Recent Work

Achieverlab - A startup that fosters research and innovation activities for public and private stakeholders.

Book project: Advances in Multiphase Reactor Engineering and Desgin.

Online course: Reasearch and innovation projects at the European level - H2020 deeper explained.

 

Upcoming Classes

"Process intensification", TU Dresden, Click Here for additional information.

"Supercritical reaction media", TU Dresden, Click Here for additional information.

"From batch to continuous processes", TU Bursa (Turkey), Click Here for additional information.

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Upcoming Talks and Lectures

 

Invited Talk: EPC European Project Center, "EU fellowships" 20.06.2017, TU Dresden

Invited Plenary Lecture:  International Symposium on Advances in Hydroprocessing of Oil Fractions, June 2017, Mexico City, Mexico.

Invited Keynote:  International Symposium on Catalysis in Multiphase Reactors and Multifunctional Reactors, July 2017. Qingdao, China.

Selected Recent Presentations

"Recent Trends in Multi-Phase Reactor Engineering and Design", Bauer, T., Haase, S., Schubert, M., Lange, R., Invited lecture: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) annual meeting, San Francisco, USA (2016).

"Gas-Liquid and Liquid-Liquid Taylor Flow in Micro Channels: Hydrodynamics and Mass Transfer", Abiev, R., Svetlov, S., Haase, S., Bauer, T., Lange, R., Invited lecture: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) annual meeting, San Francisco, USA (2016).

"Trends in Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactor Design", Bauer, T. , Plenary lecture: International Mexican Conference on Chemical Reaction Engineering (IMCCRE), Queretaro, Mexico (2016).

"Investigation of hydrodynamics and mass transfer of solid foam packings for gas-liquid applications", Mohammed, I., Bauer, T., Schubert, M., Lange, R., Presentation: 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, USA (2014).

"Structured Catalyst Packings in Tubular Reactors for Gas/Liquid/Solid Reactions", Haase, S., Bauer, T., Lange, R., Presentation: 21st International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic (2014).

"Gas-liquid two-phase flow in square minichannels: dimensionless analysis of flow regimes and Taylor flow parameters", Haase, S., Bauer, T., Lange, R., Presentation: 21st International Conference on Chemical Reactors, Delft, Netherlands (2014).

"Hydrodynamics and mass transfer in a composite flow reactor for gas/liquid/solid applications", Haase, S., Langsch, R., Bauer, T., Lange, R., Presentation: International Conference on Microreaction Technology, Budapest, Hungary (2014)

Essays

From Research to Innovation. Click here to read it.

Online Education (2017). Customized content and future trends.

Big Data in Chemicel Engineering (2016).

Creativity (2015).

Book Recommendations

Suggested readings for students. Get the list here.

Recent and Interesting Papers

"Gas-Liquid Distribution in Tubular Reactors with Solid Foam Packing", Mohammed, I., Bauer, T., Schubert, M., Lange, R., Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 88, 10-18 (2015).

"Liquid–solid mass transfer in a tubular reactor with solid foam packings", Mohammed, I., Bauer, T., Schubert, M., Lange, R., Chemical Engineering Science, 108: 223–232 (2014).

"Continuous manufacturing", Bauer, T. , Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 60(6), S. 633-35 (2013).

"Hydrodynamics and mass transfer in three-phase composite minichannel fixed-bed reactors", Haase, S., Weiss, M., Langsch, R., Bauer, T., Lange, R., Chemical Engineering Science, 94: 224–236 (2013).

"Hydrodynamic multiplicity in a tubular reactor with solid foam packings", Mohammed, I., Bauer, T., Schubert, M., Lange, R., Chemical Engineering Journal, 231: 334–344 (2013).

"New method to study simultaneously hydrodynamics and kinetics of gas-liquid reactions in small channels", Haase, S., Bauer, T., Chemical Engineering Journal, 176-177: 65-74 (2011).

"Comparison of Structured Trickle-Bed and Monolithic Reactors in Pd-catalyzed hydrogenation of Alpha-Methylstyrene", Bauer, T., Haase, S., Chemical Engineering Journal, 169(1-3):263-269 (2011).

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