CLIB-GC faculty member Gabriele Sadowski awarded the Leibniz-Prize 2011

We congratulate Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sadowski on being awarded the Leibniz-Prize in 2011.

She is one of ten scientists who were chosen by the selection committee this year and will receive the highest honour awarded in German research.

Gabriele Sadowski is one of the leading figures in the international thermodynamics community. Her research at the overlap between natural science and engineering has brought significant advances in polymer thermodynamics and statistically-thermodynamically based equations of state. One of her achievements is the extension of the statistical associating fluid theory (SAFT) from molecular modelling of fluids to describe polymer systems. The Perturbed Chain-SAFT (PC-SAFT) equation of state which she developed is now standard in the industry and used in software packages to calculate processes and states. Recently, her work has expanded to include aspects of life science and complex mixtures containing biological substances. She is one of the drivers of the new discipline of biothermodynamics, which will generate important results for medicine and biotechnology. One area is the development of particulate pharmaceutically active substances.

Gabriele Sadowski studied chemistry and did her dissertation at the TU Leuna-Merseburg. She then achieved her “Habilitation” in process engineering at the TU Berlin and became professor and head of the Laboratory of Thermodynamics at TU Dortmund in 2001 at the age of 36.

The prize will be awarded in a ceremony in Berlin on 16 March 2011.

More information (in German only), can be found on the website of the DFG.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme: The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is the highest honour awarded in German research. The Leibniz Programme, established in 1985, aims to improve the working conditions of outstanding scientists and academics, expand their research opportunities, relieve them of administrative tasks, and help them employ particularly qualified young researchers. A maximum of € 2.5 million is provided per award. Prizewinners are first chosen from a slate of nominations put forward by third parties; the final selection is made by the Joint Committee on the basis of a recommendation from the Leibniz Nominations Committee. (source: DFG)