Process Dynamics and Operations

Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Repke

Contact & Consulting hours

Prof. Dr.

Jens-Uwe Repke

+49 30 314-26900

+49 30 314-26915

Building KWT-N
Room KWT-N 111

Scientific career

1986–1989Vocational training as machine and plant fitter with high school diploma
1989–1990Military service
1991–1996Studies in Energy and Process Engineering, Technical University of Berlin
1997–2001Doctoral student and research assistant at the TU Berlin
2002Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.), TU Berlin
2002–2010Research associate with permanent duties, TU Berlin
2004Research stay at the UCL, London, UK
2007Visiting Professor at INP, ENSIACET, Toulouse
2008Post-doctoral lecturing qualification (Habilitation) at the TU Berlin in the field of "Fluid Process Engineering".
2009Private lecturer at the TU Berlin
2010–2016W3 Professor, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Chair of "Thermal Process Engineering", Director of the Institute for "Thermal Process Engineering, Environmental and Natural Materials Process Engineering
2011–2014Dean of Process Engineering, Postgraduate Program in Environmental Process Engineering
03/2016W3 Professor, TU Berlin, Head of the Department "Dynamics and Operation of Technical Systems
2020Rejection of call as W3 Professor "Intensified Fluid Separations", TU Dortmund


  • Mass transfer and fluid dynamics of homogeneous and heterogeneous film flows
  • Phase separation at near or supercritical conditions
  • Modeling, simulation and experimental analysis of reactive and hybrid separation processes
  • Process development, e.g. CO2 separation processes
  • Membrane processes (VP, PV, NF, FO)

Scholarships & Awards

1997-1999Doctoral fellowship, NaFöG
1991-2001Max Buchner Research Fellowship
2003-2005Funded by the Chemical Industry Fund (FCI)
2006Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London
2007University Lecturer Award of DECHEMA e.V.
2008Arnold-Eucken Prize of the GVC, VDI
2010Guest Professor Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
2010Research Award of the Faculty of Process Sciences of the TU Berlin
2016-2018Honorary Professor for Thermal Process Engineering, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Other activities

Since 2010Subject Editor at Chemical Engineering Research and Design
Since 2010Reviewer at DAAD, DFG, AvH and others
2011 - 2019Invited guest member at EFCE Working Party on Fluid Separation
Since 2019Official delegate/appointed member at EFCE Working Party on Fluid Separation
Since 2013Appointed member of the Advisory Board of the ProcessNet Technical Group Fluid Process Engineering
Since 2014Appointed member of the Advisory Board of the ProcessNet Membrane Technology Group
Since 2015Appointed member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for the Promotion of Cokemaking in Technology and Science
Since 04/17Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Process Sciences at the TU Berlin
Since 2017Member of the Steering Committee of the "Berlin International Graduate School in Model and Simulation based Research (BIMoS)".
Since 2018Appointed member of the advisory board of the ProcessNet expert group Process, Apparatus and Plant Engineering
09/2018Vice-Chair EFCE Working Party on Fluid Separations.
Since 2018Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), since 2022 Speaker

Member of: VDI, DECHEMA

Reviewer for, among others, the following journals: Industrielle und technische Chemieforschung; Computer und Chemieingenieurwesen; Chemische Ingenieurwissenschaft; Chemische Technik und Verarbeitung; Chemische Technik und Technologie; Chemische Technik und Kommunikation



  • over 350 conference papers
  • over 250 articles in professional journals
  • 5 book contributions
  • 3 monographs


Esche, Erik; Weigert, Joris; Brand Rihm, Gerardo; Göbel, Jan; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Architectures for neural networks as surrogates for dynamic systems in chemical engineering
Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 177 :184–199
ISSN: 0263-8762
Börner, Jana H.; Herdegen, Volker; Repke, Jens-Uwe; Spitzer, Klaus
Retrieving electrical and structural carbonate formation properties from measurements on crushed rock using a multidata inversion approach
Geophysical Journal International, 230 (2) :849–869
ISSN: 0956-540X
Esche, Erik; Talis, Torben; Weigert, Joris; Brand Rihm, Gerardo; You, Byungjun; Hoffmann, Christian; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Semi-supervised Learning for Data-driven Soft-sensing of Biological and Chemical Processes
Chemical Engineering Science, 251 :117459
ISSN: 0009-2509
Krone, David; Esche, Erik; Asprion, Norbert; Skiborowski, Mirko; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Enabling optimization of complex distillation configurations in GAMS with CAPE-OPEN thermodynamic models
Computers & Chemical Engineering, 157 :107626
ISSN: 0098-1354
Kim, Mijin; Repke, Jens-Uwe; Schomäcker, Reinhard; Khodadadi, Abbas Ali; Wozny, Günter; Görke, Oliver; Godini, Hamid Reza
Recognition of Oxidative Coupling of Methane Reactor Performance Patterns
Chemical Engineering & Technology, 45 (4) :694–708
ISSN: 0930-7516
Hilpert, Matthias; Calvillo Aranda, Gerson Uriel; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Experimental analysis and rate-based stage modeling of multicomponent distillation in a Rotating Packed Bed
Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, 171 :108651
ISSN: 02552701
Illner, Markus; Kozachynskyi, Volodymyr; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Fast-track realization of reactive microemulsion systems – Systematic system analysis and tailored application of PSE methods
Chemical Engineering Science, 252 :117290
ISSN: 0009-2509


Schweidtmann, Artur M.; Esche, Erik; Fischer, Asja; Kloft, Marius; Repke, Jens–Uwe; Sager, Sebastian; Mitsos, Alexander
Machine Learning in Chemical Engineering: A Perspective
Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 93 (12) :2029–2039
ISSN: 0009-286X
Weigert, Joris; Hoffmann, Christian; Esche, Erik; Fischer, Peter; Repke, Jens–Uwe
Towards demand-side management of the chlor-alkali electrolysis: Dynamic modeling and model validation
Computers & Chemical Engineering, 149 :107287
ISSN: 0098-1354
Layritz, Lucia S.; Dolganova, Iulia; Finkbeiner, Matthias; Luderer, Gunnar; Penteado, Alberto Teixeira; Ueckerdt, Falko; Repke, Jens–Uwe
The potential of direct steam cracker electrification and carbon capture & utilization via oxidative coupling of methane as decarbonization strategies for ethylene production
Applied Energy, 296 :117049
ISSN: 0306-2619
Brand-Rihm, Gerardo; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens–Uwe
Sampling Space Reduction for Data-driven Modelling of Batch Distillation - Introducing Expert Process Knowledge through Operation Recipes
In Türkay, Metin and Gani, Rafiqul, Editor, 31th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering from Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
Page 611–616
Publisher: Elsevier
Fillinger, Sandra; Seyfang, Bernhard; Wozny, Günter; Repke, Jens–Uwe
PlantDesign - Prototypical implementation of an integrated engineering tool
Computers & Chemical Engineering, 147 :107233
ISSN: 0098-1354
Karsten, Tim; Middelkoop, Vesna; Matras, Dorota; Vamvakeros, Antonis; Poulston, Stephen; Grosjean, Nicolas; Rollins, Benjamin; Gallucci, Fausto; Godini, Hamid Reza; Jacques, Simon D. M.; Beale, Andrew M.; Repke, Jens–Uwe
Multi-Scale Studies of 3D Printed Mn–Na–W/SiO2 Catalyst for Oxidative Coupling of Methane
Catalysts, 11 (3) :290
ISSN: 2073-4344
Gabrisch, Xenia; Repke, Jens–Uwe
Modelling the two-phase flow of propane in a capillary tube: Investigating and modelling the metastable flow and hysteresis effect
International Journal of Refrigeration, 121 :126–135
ISSN: 0140-7007
Mokhtarani, Babak; Repke, Jens–Uwe; Son, Nghiem Xuan; Wozny, Günter; Yilmaz, Nevher Mehmet; Senturk, Kivilcim; Godini, Hamid Reza
Miniplant-Scale Demonstration of Ethylene Adsorption Separation in Downstream of an Oxidative Coupling of Methane Process
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 60 (31) :11778–11788
ISSN: 0888-5885
Kim, Mijin; Arndt, Sebastian; Yildiz, M.; Schomäcker, Reinhard; Görke, Oliver; Repke, Jens–Uwe; Wozny, Günter; Godini, Hamid Reza
Reaction engineering of oxidative coupling of methane: Experimental observations and analysis of the impacts of operating parameters
Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 172 :84–98
ISSN: 0263-8762
You, Byungjun; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens–Uwe
Joint Chance Constraint Approach based on Data-Driven Models for Optimization Under Uncertainty applied to the Williams-Otto Process
In Türkay, Metin and Gani, Rafiqul, Editor, 31th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering from Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
Page 523–528
Publisher: Elsevier
Obermeier, Andreas; Vollmer, Nikolaus; Windmeier, Christoph; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens–Uwe
Generation of linear-based surrogate models from non-linear functional relationships for use in scheduling formulation
Computers & Chemical Engineering, 146 :107203
ISSN: 0098-1354
Hilpert, Matthias; Repke, Jens–Uwe
Experimental Investigation and Correlation of Liquid-Side Mass Transfer in Pilot-Scale Rotating Packed Beds
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 60 (14) :5251–5263
ISSN: 1520-5045
Hilpert, Matthias; Calvillo Aranda, Gerson Uriel; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Experimental analysis and rate-based stage modeling of multicomponent distillation in a Rotating Packed Bed
Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification :108651
ISSN: 02552701
Obermeier, Andreas; Windmeier, Christoph; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens–Uwe
Embedding of temperature-dependent plant model into time-discrete scheduling formulation
Chemical Engineering Science, 235 :116444
ISSN: 0009-2509
Penteado, Alberto Teixeira; Lovato, Giovanna; Perez Ortiz, Abigail; Esche, Erik; Domingues Rodrigues, José Alberto; Godini, Hamid Reza; Orjuela, Álvaro; Guvsvca, Jūlija; Repke, Jens–Uwe
Economic Potential of Bio-Ethylene Production via Oxidative Coupling of Methane in Biogas from Anaerobic Digestion of Industrial Effluents
Processes, 9 (9) :1613
Bublitz, Saskia; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens–Uwe
Automatic initial value generation with interval arithmetic for nonlinear process models
Computers & Chemical Engineering, 151 :107342
ISSN: 0098-1354
Hoffmann, Christian; Hübner, Jessica; Klaucke, Franziska; Milojević, Natavsa; Müller, Robert; Neumann, Maximilian; Weigert, Joris; Esche, Erik; Hofmann, Mathias; Repke, Jens–Uwe; Schomäcker, Reinhard; Strasser, Peter; Tsatsaronis, George
Assessing the Realizable Flexibility Potential of Electrochemical Processes
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 60 (37) :13637–13660
ISSN: 0888-5885
Talis, Torben; Weigert, Joris; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens–Uwe
Adaptive Sampling of Dynamic Systems for Generation of Fast and Accurate Surrogate Models
Chemie Ingenieur Technik
ISSN: 0009-286X

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