Award-winning Lecture at Conference in Salt Lake City

Tuesday, 23. February 2016

Gregor Wehinger, research associate of the UniCat group of Prof. Matthias Kraume, has been honored with an award for his lecture on dry reforming of methane in fixed-bed reactors at the annual conference of the “American Institute of Chemical Engineers” (AIChE).

Gregor Wehinger

The research findings are the result of close collaboration of the groups within UniCat of Prof. Matthias Kraume (TU Berlin), Prof. Raimund Horn (now TU Hamburg), Prof. Malte Behrens (now University of Duisburg-Essen), and Prof. Robert Schlögl (FHI).

“This shows how well the research network of the Cluster of Excellence UniCat actually is”, says Matthias Kraume, Chair of Process Engineering at the TU Berlin. “These findings are the result of the interdisciplinary cooperation of different groups.”

The original title of the lecture is “Dry Reforming of Methane on Ni in a Fixed-Bed Reactor: Spatial Reactor Profiles and Detailed CFD Simulations”.

The honor of “Best Presentation” comes with an invitation to publish the research results in the AIChE Journal.

The abstract of the presentation is available at:

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is a professional organization for chemical engineers. AIChE was established in 1908. It has over 45,000 members, including members from over 100 countries worldwide.

 The AIChE Annual Meeting took place November 8 – 13, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.