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Dr.-Ing. Erik Esche

Habilitand; Research Assistant with Teaching Obligations and Continuous Tasks

KWT-A 108 A

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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.


A discrete-time scheduling model for power-intensive processes taking fatigue of equipment into consideration
Zitatschlüssel Obermeier2019
Autor Andreas Obermeier and Christoph Windmeier and Erik Esche and Jens-Uwe Repke
Seiten 904–920
Jahr 2019
ISSN 0009-2509
DOI 10.1016/j.ces.2018.10.036
Journal Chemical Engineering Science
Jahrgang 195
Monat feb
Verlag Elsevier BV
Zusammenfassung In the light of the growing renewable energy generation, matching of electricity supply and demand has become increasingly challenging. By participating in demand side management programs, industry can contribute to counter this challenge. However, the frequent adjustment of operation conditions according to volatile electricity prices leads to additional dynamic loads for the equipment. In this work, a mixed-integer linear programming based discrete-time model is proposed for scheduling of a single air separation unit, explicitly considering fatigue of equipment occurring during transient operation. Besides constraints for describing the feasible region and the process dynamics, the model includes constraints for considering mechanical fatigue of some selected key equipment in a simplified way. The resulting model is applied to investigate the impact of mechanical constraints on the potentials of demand side management.
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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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