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Dr.-Ing. Erik Esche

Habilitand; Research Assistant with Teaching Obligations and Continuous Tasks

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Tel. +49 30 314 21634

Fax +49 30 314 26915

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Curriculum Vitae

Erik Esche
Geboren 1987 in Berlin

2010 - B.Sc. in Energy- and Process Engineering (TU Berlin); 2011 - Master's Thesis at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA with Lorenz T. Biegler; 2011 - M.Sc. in Energy- and Process Engineering (TU Berlin); 2015 - PhD (cum laude) in Process Engineering on "MINLP Optimization under Uncertainty of a Mini-plant for the Oxidative Coupling of Methane"; since:Habilitand & PostDoc at Process Dynamics and Operations Group of Prof. Repke


Areas of Research:

  • Optimal operation of process plants
  • Hydroformyltion of long-chained olefines
  • Optimale synthesis of chemical processes under uncertainty
  • Chance Constraints (probabilistic contraints)

Research Projects:


Contact Person for Research Area: Methods for Process Design and Operations

Deputy Contact Person for Research Area: Model Development

Bachelor's and Master's Theses

 Topics on Offer:

  • Knowledge Graphs to Model Chemical Engineering Knowledge and Data
  • Semi-supervised Regression for Control of Dynamic Systems
  • Unscented Transformation for Solution of Joint Chance Constraints
  • Set-based Formulation of Models in Chemical Engineering Using MOSAICmodeling
  • Distributed Database Architectures for Model Development in MOSAICmodeling

Further topics on request.



Robert Wilhelm and Erik Esche and Zion Guetta and Johannes Menzel and Holger Thielert and Jens-Uwe Repke (2018). Model Adaptation and Optimization for the Evaluation and Investigation of Novel Amine Blends in a Pilot-plant Scale CO2 Capture Process under Industrial Conditions. Chemical Engineering Transactions VOL. 69, 175–180.

A. Perez Ortiz and A. Penteado and L. Thum and T. Karsten and E. Esche and V. Grigull and R. Schomäcker and J.-U. Repke (2020). Influence of process parameters on oxidative coupling of methane for ethylene production from biogas. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. Wiley, 1348–1348.

Saskia Bublitz and Erik Esche and Gregor Tolksdorf and Volker Mehrmann and Jens-Uwe Repke (2017). Analysis and Decomposition for Improved Convergence of Nonlinear Process Models in Chemical Engineering. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. Wiley, 1503–1514.

Erik Esche and Christian Hoffmann and Markus Illner and David Müller and Sandra Fillinger and Gregor Tolksdorf and Henning Bonart and Günter Wozny and Jens-Uwe Repke (2017). MOSAIC - Enabling Large-Scale Equation-Based Flow Sheet Optimization. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. Wiley, 620–635.

Erik Esche and Jens-Uwe Repke (2020). Dynamic Process Operation Under Demand Response textendash A Review of Methods and Tools. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. Wiley, 1898–1909.

Sandra Fillinger and Erik Esche and Gregor Tolksdorf and Wolfgang Welscher and Günter Wozny and Jens-Uwe Repke (2019). Data Exchange for Process Engineering - Challenges and Opportunities. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. Wiley, 256–267.

C. Hoffmann and J. Weigert and T. Budiarto and E. Esche and J.-U. Repke (2018). Demand-Response-Potenziale elektrochemischer Verfahren am Beispiel der Chlor-Alkali-Elektrolyse. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. Wiley, 1166–1166.

Shankui Song and Erik Esche and Steffen Stünkel and Torsten Brinkmann and Jan Wind and Sergey Shishatskiy and Günter Wozny (2013). Energy, Equipment and Cost Savings by Using a Membrane Unit in an Amine-Based Absorption Process for CO2Removal. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. Wiley, 1221–1227.

M. Illner and D. Müller and E. Esche and R. Schomäcker and J.-U. Repke (2016). Hydroformylierung in Mikroemulsionen - Anforderungen und Lösungsansätze im Miniplant-Betrieb. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. Wiley, 1334–1334.

M. Illner and V. Kozachynskyi and A. Weber and E. Esche and R. Schomäcker and J.-U. Repke (2020). A direct route for the realization of novel microemulsion systems for the reductive amination of long-chained substrates. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. Wiley, 1300–1301.

V. Kozachynskyi and M. Illner and E. Esche and J.hspace0.167emU. Repke (2020). Online model-based optimal experimental design: Implementation on a miniplant model for a reaction in a microemulsion. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. Wiley, 1247–1247.

Eva Lenhart and Erik Esche and Harvey Arellano-Garcia and Lorenzhspace0.167emT. Biegler (2012). Oxidative Coupling of Methane: Optimal Operating Policies for a Membrane Reactor Network. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. Wiley, 1980–1988.

Victor Alejandro Merchan and Erik Esche and Sandra Fillinger and Gregor Tolksdorf and Günter Wozny (2016). Computer-Aided Process and Plant Development. A Review of Common Software Tools and Methods and Comparison against an Integrated Collaborative Approach. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. Wiley, 50–69.

David Müller and Erik Esche and Markus Illner and Tobias Pogrzeba and Marcel Schmidt and Reinhard Schomäcker and Lorenz T. Biegler and Günter Wozny (2016). Dynamic Real-time Optimization Under Uncertainty of a Hydroformylation Mini-plant. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Elsevier, 2337–2342.

Alberto Penteado and Erik Esche and Robert Wilhelm and Hamid Godini and Daniel Salerno and Gregor Tolksdorf and Victor Alejandro Merchan and Günter Wozny (2016). Modeling, Simulation, and Economic Evaluation of a Hybrid CO2 Capture Process for Oxidative Coupling of Methane. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Elsevier, 1231–1236.

Contact Details

Dr.-Ing. Erik Esche
Technische Universität Berlin
Sekr. KWT-9 - Fachgebiet Dynamik und Betrieb technischer Anlagen
Str. des 17. Juni 135
D-10623 Berlin

Tel. +49 (0) 30 314 - 21 634
Fax. +49 (0) 30 314 - 26 915

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