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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.



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.

H.-R. Godini and D. Salerno and M. Khadivi and H. Dousti and S.-M. Jazayeri and O. Görke and L. Thum and A. Penteado and E. Esche and R. Schomäcker and F. Rosowski and A. Gurlo and J.-U. Repke and G. Wozny (2016). Techno-economic Analysis of Individual and Integrated Oxidative Coupling of Methane Processes.

E. Speelmanns and M. Rieger and E. Esche and H. Thielert ans J.-U. Repke (2016). 2-D Reaktormodell und Subset Selection-basierte Parameterschätzung für die Tiefenentschwefelung von Koksofengas.

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.

M. Illner and E. Esche and D. Müller and T. Pogrzeba and J.-U. Repke and M. Schmidt and R. Schomäcker and G. Wozny unter and others (2016). Hydroformylation of 1-Dodecene in Microemulsions: Operation and Validation of Lab Results in a Miniplant. Czasopismo Techniczne. Portal Czasopism Naukowych Ejournals. eu, 107–120.

Gregor Tolksdorf and Erik Esche and Jasper van Baten and Gnteür Wozny (2016). Taylor-Made Modeling and Solution of Novel Process Units by Modular CAPE-OPEN-based Flowsheeting. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Elsevier, 787–792.


Tobias Pogrzeba and David Müller and Tobias Hamerla and Erik Esche and Niklas Paul and Günter Wozny and Reinhard Schomäcker (2015). Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydroformylation of Long-Chain Olefins in Aqueous Multiphase Systems in a Continuously Operated Miniplant. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. American Chemical Society (ACS), 11953–11960.

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.

David Müller and Erik Esche and Tobias Pogrzeba and Markus Illner and Felix Leube and Reinhard Schomäcker and Günter Wozny (2015). Systematic Phase Separation Analysis of Surfactant-Containing Systems for Multiphase Settler Design. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. American Chemical Society (ACS), 3205–3217.

Erik Esche and David Müller and Shankui Song and Günter Wozny (2015). Optimization during the process synthesis: enabling the oxidative coupling of methane by minimizing the energy required for the carbon dioxide removal. Journal of Cleaner Production. Elsevier BV, 100–108.


David Müller and Erik Esche and Diana C. López C. and Günter Wozny (2014). An algorithm for the identification and estimation of relevant parameters for optimization under uncertainty. Computers & Chemical Engineering. Elsevier, 94–103.

Erik Esche and David Müller and Robert Kraus and Günter Wozny (2014). Systematic approaches for model derivation for optimization purposes. Chemical Engineering Science. Elsevier BV, 215–224.

D. Müller and M. Illner and A. Fleck and E. Esche and T. Barz and R. Schomäcker and G. Wozny (2014). Enabling online-optimization for a multiphase system in a hydroformylation mini-plant. 20th Int. Conf. Process Eng. Chem. Plant Des.

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.

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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