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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.



Erike Esche and David Müller and Sebastian Werk and Ignacio E. Grossmann and Günter Wozny (2016). Solution of Chance-Constrained Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming Problems. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Elsevier, 91–96.

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 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.

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.


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.


T. Budiarto and E. Esche and J.U. Repke and E. Leksono (2017). Dynamic Model of Chloralkali Membrane Process. Procedia Engineering. Elsevier BV, 473–481.

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.

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.

Torsten Brinkmann and Céline Naderipour and Jan Pohlmann and Jan Wind and Thorsten Wolff and Erik Esche and David Müller and Günter Wozny and Björn Hoting (2015). Pilot scale investigations of the removal of carbon dioxide from hydrocarbon gas streams using poly (ethylene oxide)textendashpoly (butylene terephthalate) PolyActivetexttrademark) thin film composite membranes. Journal of Membrane Science. Elsevier BV, 237–247.

Christian Bock and Erik Esche and David Müller and Günter Wozny (2014). Superstructure Optimization. Technische Universität Berlin Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design. Elsevier, 267–272.

B. Befort and K. Bishop and K.-V. Camarda and E. Esche and S. Fillinger and J.-U. Repke and G. Tolksdorf (2016). Visualization and Modeling of Chemical Processes Via Mosaic.

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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