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Prof. Dr. Andreas Jess, Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bayreuth, in the future of his science, ethics and the question of how much earth needs man. Only available in german language.
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Together with Peter Wasserscheid from the chair of chemical reaction engineering at the university of Erlangen/Nuremberg Andreas Jess published the textbook "Chemical technology - An Integrated Textbook" in february 2013.

Chemistry reconsidered

Science needs movement and space.

We feel from the Chair of Chemical Engineering (CVT) in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences of the University of Bayreuth and have committed ourselves to our work priorities aligned to it. As the link between the classical engineering sciences and the (technical) chemistry, we always go into teaching and research new ways. What we do and especially how we do it, can be summarized in one short sentence succinctly.

Energise your future

Following this credo, we align the high quality education of our students. Future energy is determined in our own research at our department, we take the details of major projects such as conventional and alternative fuel production, applied heterogeneous catalysis, using novel materials (ionic fluids, carbon nanofibers), and simulation and optimization of chemical processes.


 Current issues ...

 Sep. 2016

Dipl.-Ing. Panagiota-Katherina Garbis wins poster award of "DGMK-Conference - Novel Aspects in Petrochemitry and Refining" in Berlin.


New publications:

Albert, Jakob; Jess, Andreas; Kern, Christoph; Pöhlmann, Ferdinand; Glowienka, Kevin; Wasserscheid, Peter: Formic Acid-Based Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis for Green Fuel Production from Wet Waste Biomass and Renewable Excess Energy In: ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 4 (2016) 9, 5078-5086, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b01531

Neugebauer, Horst; Kern, Christoph; Jess, Andreas: Stadtwerke Rosenheim gehen neue Weg bei der Leckprüfung von Fernwärmenetzen In: EuroHeat & Power (2016-03) 3, 42-45

Krannich, Michel; Heym, Florian; Jess, Andreas: Continuous Gas Dehydration Using the Hygroscopic Ionic Liquid [EMIM][MeSO₃] as a Promising Alternative Absorbent In: Chemical Engineering & Technology 39 (2016-01-12) 2, 343-353, DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201500588

Pöhlmann, Ferdinand; Jess, Andreas: Influence of Syngas Composition on the Kinetics of Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis of using Cobalt as Catalyst In: Energy Technology 4 (2016-01) 1, 55-64, DOI: 10.1002/ente.v4.1

Pöhlmann, Ferdinand; Kern, Christoph; Rößler, Stefan; Jess, Andreas: Accumulation of liquid hydrocarbons in catalyst pores during cobalt-catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis In: Catalysis Science & Technology (2016), DOI: 10.1039/C6CY00941G

Krannich, Michel; Heym, Florian; Jess, Andreas: Characterization of Six Hygroscopic Ionic Liquids with Regard to Their Suitability for Gas Dehydration : Density, Viscosity, Thermal and Oxidative Stability, Vapor Pressure, Diffusion Coefficient, and Activity Coefficient of Water In: Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data 61 (2016) 3, 1162-1176, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.5b00806

Cokoja, Mirza; Reich, Robert M.; Wilhelm, Michael E.; Kaposi, Marlene; Schäffer, Johannes; Morris, Danny S.; Münchmeyer, Christian J.; Anthofer, Michael H.; Markovits, Iulius I. E.; Kühn, Fritz E.; Herrmann, Wolfgang A.; Jess, Andreas; Love, Jason B.: Olefin Epoxidation in Aqueous Phase Using Ionic-Liquid Catalysts In: ChemSusChem 9 (2016) 14, 1773-1776, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201600373

Wolf, Andreas; Jess, Andreas; Kern, Christoph: Syngas Production via Reverse Water-Gas Shift Reaction over a Ni-Al2O3 Catalyst : Catalyst Stability, Reaction Kinetics, and Modeling In: Chemical Engineering & Technology 39 (2016) 6, 1040-1048, DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201500548

Scheuermeyer, Marlene; Kusche, Matthias; Agel, Friederike; Schreiber, Patrick; Maier, Florian; Steinrück, Hans-Peter; Davis, James H.; Heym, Florian; Jess, Andreas; Wasserscheid, Peter: Thermally stable bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide salts and their mixtures In: New Journal of Chemistry 40 (2016) 8, 7157-7161, DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ00579A

Pöhlmann, Ferdinand; Jess, Andreas: Interplay of reaction and pore diffusion during cobalt-catalyzed Fischer–Tropsch synthesis with CO₂-rich syngas In: Catalysis Today (2016-10-15), 172-182, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2015.09.032


New book chapters:

Jess, Andreas; Wasserscheid, Peter: Industrial hydrogen production from hydrocarbon fuels and biomass. In: Hydrogen Science and Engineering : materials, processes, systems and technology. Volume 1 Weinheim: Wiley-VCH (2016) ISBN: 978-3-527-33238-0 


New publications:

Fremerey, P.; Jess, A.; Moos, R.: Is it possible to detect in situ the sulfur loading of a fixed bed catalyssts with a sensor? Journal of Sensors and Sensor Systems 4 (2015) 143 - 149. DOI: 10.5194/jssss-4-143-2015.

Heym, F.; Korth, W.; Thiessen, J.; Kern, C.; Jess, A.: Evaporation and decomposition behaviour of pure and supported ionic liquids under thermal stress. Chem.-Ing. Techn. 87 (2015) 6, 1-13. DOI: 10.1002/cite.201400139. 

Gütlein, S.; Burkard, C.; Zeilinger, J.; Niedermaier, M.; Klumpp, M.; Kolb, V.; Jess, A.; Etzold, B.J.M.: A Feasible Way to Remove the Heat during Adsorptive Methane Storage. Envrion. Sci. Technol. 49 (2015) 672-678. DOI: 10.1021/es504141t.

Matzke, M.; Litzow, U.; Jess, A.: Polar nitrogen-containing aromatic compounds as carriers of natural diesel lubricity. Fuel 140 (2015) 770-777. DOI: 10.106/j.fuel.2014.09.037.


Dipl.-Ing. Peter Rausch wins poster award of "ProcessNet Jahrestreffen Reaktionstechnik 2014" in Würzburg.

 Apr 2014

New publications:

Rose, A.; Thiessen, J.; Jess, A.; Curulla-Ferre, D.: Unpromoted and Mn-Promoted Cobalt Catalyst Supported on Carbon Nanotubes for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis. Chem. Eng. Technol. 37 (2014) 683-691.  DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201300766

 Jan 2014

New book chapters:

F. Heym, F., Kern, C., Thiessen, J., Jess, A.: Pore volume and surface area of supported ionic liquid systems. In: R. Fehrmann, A. Riisager, M. Haumann (eds.): Supported Ionic Liquids - Fundamentals and Applications. Wiley VCH ISBN:  978-3-527-32429-3), 97 - 104, Jan. 2014.

F. Heym, F., Kern, C., Thiessen, J., Jess, A.: Transport phenomena, evaporation and ther­mal stability of ionic liquids. In: R. Fehrmann, A. Riisager, M. Haumann (eds.): Supported Ionic Liquids - Fundamentals and Applications. Wiley VCH (ISBN:  978-3-527-32429-3), 105 - 143, Jan. 2014.

W. Korth, A. Jess: Solid Catalysts with Ionic Liquid Layer (SCILL). In: R. Fehrmann, A. Riisager, M. Haumann (eds.): Supported Ionic Liquids - Fundamentals and Applications. Wiley VCH (ISBN:  978-3-527-32429-3), 279 - 305 , Jan. 2014.


Within the scope of the graduate's celebration in 2013 of the faculty for engineer's sciences Dr. Wolfgang Korth receives award of good teaching.

 Okt. 2013

Dipl.-Ing. Theresa Mangartz wins DMGK poster award in Dresden.


Dipl.-Ing. Peter Fremerey wins poster award of "ProcessNet Jahrestreffen Reaktionstechnik 2013" in Würzburg.

 Mai 2013

New publications:

Jess, A.; Kern, C.: Raffiniert: Kraftstoffe aus Erdöl: In: Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft (Hrsg.): Von Kohlenhalden und Wasserstoff. Energiespeicher – zentrale Elemente der Energieversorgung, 2013.

Pöhlmann, F.; Schilder, L.; Korth, W.: Liquid Phase Isobutane/2-Butene Alkylation Promoted by Hydrogen Chloride Using Lewis Acidic Ionic Liquids. ChemPlusChem 78 (2013)6, 570-577. DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201300035

Calderone, V. R.; Shiju, N. R.; Curulla-Ferré, D.; Chambrey, S.; Khodakov, A.; Rose, A.; Thiessen, J.; Jess, A.; Rothenberg, G.: De Novo Design of Nanostructured Iron-Cobalt Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2013) 52, 4397-4401.

Willmes, S.; Jess, A.: Efficient continuous production of ionic liquids in a loop reactor - Experimental an theoretical studies for the example of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethyl sulpahte. Chemical Engineering Journal 222 (2013) 198-208. 

Kaiser, P.; Unde, R.; Kern, C.; Jess, A.: Production of Liquid Hydrocarbons with CO2 as Carbon Source based on Reverse Water-Gas Shift and Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis. Chemie Ingenieur Technik 85 (2013) 4, 489-499.

Schilder, L.; Maaß, S.; Jess, A.: Effective and Intrinsic Kinetics of Liquid-Phase Isobutane/2-Butene Alkylation Catalyzed by Chloroaluminate Ionicc Liquids. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. (2013) 52, 1877-1885.

Rauch, D.; Fremerey, P.; Jess, A.; Moos, R.: In situ detection of coke deposits on fixes-bed catalysts by a radio frequency-based method. Sensors and Actuators B 181 (2013) 681-689.


Feb 2013

Prof. Andreas Jess publishes in cooperation with Prof. Peter Wasserscheid "Chemical Technology - An Integrated Textbook"

Chemical Technology


März 2012

New publications:

Jess, A.; Kern, C.: Influence of Particle Size and Single-Tube Diamter on Thermal Behavior of Fischer-Tropsch Reactors. Part II: Eggshell Catalysts and Optimal Reactor Performance. Chem. Eng. Technol. 35 (2012)2, 379-386.

Jess, A.; Kern, C.: Influence of Particle Size and Single-Tube Diameter on Thermal Behavior of Fischer-Tropsch Reactors. Part I: Particle Size Variation for Constant Tube Size and Vice Versa. Chem. Eng. Technol. 35 (2012) 2, 369-378.



Award of the City of Bayreuth to Dr.Ing. Norbert Müller

Nov 2011

New publication:

Jess, A.; Kern, C.; Kaiser, P.; Unde, R.; von Olshausen, C.: Considerations concerning the energy demand and mix for global welfare and stable ecosystems. Chem.-Ing. Techn. 83 (2011), 1777-1791.



Dr.Ing. Christoph Kern receives award of good teaching


Dipl.-Phy. Florian Heym is talk prizewinner in Samara/Russland


Dipl.-Chem. Lisa Schilder wins DGMK poster award


Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Aschauer receives poster award of ECCE 2011 


CNN broadcasts documentary of research cooperation with the company SunFire