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Dr.-Ing. Erik Esche

Habilitand; Research Assistant with Teaching Obligations and Continuous Tasks

KWT-A 108 A

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.



Markus Illner and Erik Esche and Jens-Uwe Repke (2018). Optimal Control of Surfactant containing Multiphase Systems textendash Challenges and Solution Strategies for a stable Mini-Plant Operation. 13th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE 2018). Elsevier, 739–744.

Markus Illner and Marcel Schmidt and Tobias Pogrzeba and Carolina Urban and Erik Esche and Reinhard Schomäcker and Jens-Uwe Repke (2018). Palladium-Catalyzed Methoxycarbonylation of 1-Dodecene in a Two-Phase System: The Path toward a Continuous Process. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. American Chemical Society (ACS), 8884–8894.

I.J. Canela-Sánchez and J. Delgado-Gonzaga and A. Huicochea and E. Esche and J.-U. Repke and R. Saravanan and D. Juarez-Romero (2018). Interaction analysis of a concentric component evaporator absorber for an absorption heat transformer. Applied Thermal Engineering. Elsevier BV, 415–421.

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.


Thomas Budiarto and Joris Weigert and Christian Hoffmann and Erik Esche and JensUwe Repke (2019). Evaluation of Discretization Methods for Modeling the Chloralkali Membrane Process. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Elsevier, 589–594.

Erik Esche and Joris Weigert and Thomas Budiarto and Christian Hoffmann and Jens-Uwe Repke (2019). Optimization under uncertainty based on a data-driven model for a chloralkali electrolyzer cell. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Elsevier, 577–582.

C. Hoffmann and E. Esche and J.-U. Repke (2019). Integration of Design and Control Based on Large-Scale Nlp Formulations and An Optimal Economic Nmpc. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Elsevier, 125–130.

Christian Hoffmann and Joris Weigert and Erik Esche and Jens-Uwe Repke (2019). Parameter estimation for thermodynamic models using an identifiability analysis and subset selection. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Elsevier, 583–588.

J. Weigert and E. Esche and C. Hoffmann and J.-U. Repke (2019). Generation of Data-Driven Models for Chance-Constrained Optimization. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Elsevier, 311–316.

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.

Leonel Garc'ia and Yuly A. Poveda and Gerardo Rodr'iguez and Erik Esche and Hamid Reza Godini and Günter Wozny and Jens-Uwe Repke and Álvaro Orjuela (2019). Adsorption separation of oxidative coupling of methane effluent gases. Mini-plant scale experiments and modeling. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. Elsevier BV, 106–118.

Andreas Obermeier and Christoph Windmeier and Erik Esche and Jens-Uwe Repke (2019). A discrete-time scheduling model for power-intensive processes taking fatigue of equipment into consideration. Chemical Engineering Science. Elsevier BV, 904–920.

Gregor Tolksdorf and Erik Esche and Günter Wozny and Jens-Uwe Repke (2019). Customized code generation based on user specifications for simulation and optimization. Computers & Chemical Engineering. Elsevier BV, 670–684.

Robert Wilhelm and Erik Esche and Zion Guetta and Johannes Menzel and Olaf von Morstein and Holger Thielert and Jens-Uwe Repke (2019). A Framework for the Experimental Characterisation of Novel Solvents in a Pilot-plant Scale CO2 Capture Process under Industrial Conditions Using a Data-driven Modelling Approach. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. Elsevier BV, 190–200.


Alberto T. Penteado and Erik Esche and Joris Weigert and Jens-Uwe Repke (2020). A Framework for Stochastic and Surrogate-Assisted Optimization using Sequential Modular Process Simulators. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Elsevier, 1903–1908.

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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