Prof. Dr.-Ing.  Gregor Wehinger CVT

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gregor Wehinger

  • Institut für Chemische Verfahrenstechnik - CVT

    KIT - Campus Süd
    Gebäude 30.44
    Fritz-Haber-Weg 2
    76131 Karlsruhe


    ORCID-ID: 0000-0002-1774-3391


Brief description of the activities

Gregor D. Wehinger has been a university professor and head of the Institute of Chemical Process Engineering at KIT since October 2023. He studied Technology Management (Vordiplom) at the University of Stuttgart and Energy and Process Engineering at the TU Berlin and at the UPC in Barcelona. He wrote his dissertation on particle-resolved computational fluid dynamics of catalytic fixed-bed reactors at the Department of Process Engineering at TU Berlin with a research semester at Brown University. In his research and teaching, he deals with the fundamentals of chemical process engineering, focusing on the interactions between reaction and transport phenomena. The findings should help to make chemical processes sustainable.

Research Interests

  • Multiscale modeling in chemical and electrochemical reaction engineering
  • Process intensification with a focus on heat and mass transport
  • Particle-resolved CFD simulations of fixed-bed reactors
  • Customized reactor internals for gas-solid reactions
  • Sustainable design of chemical processes

Relevant publications

M. Kutscherauer, S. Anderson, S. Böcklein, G. Mestl, T. Turek, G.D. Wehinger (2023) A conjugated heat and mass transfer model to implement reaction in particle-resolved CFD simulations of catalytic fixed bed reactors. Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, doi: 10.1080/19942060.2023.2292100

B. Kreitz, G.D. Wehinger, C. F. Goldsmith, T. Turek (2022) Microkinetic Modeling of the Transient CO2 Methanation with DFT-Based Uncertainties in a Berty Reactor, ChemCatChem, 14 (18), e202200570.

G.R. George, M. Bockelmann, L. Schmalhorst, D. Beton, A. Gerstle, A. Lindermeir, G.D. Wehinger (2022) Radial heat transport in a fixed-bed reactor made of metallic foam pellets: Experiment and Particle-resolved Computational Fluid Dynamics, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 197, 123376.

G.D. Wehinger, M. Ambrosetti, R. Cheula, Z.B. Ding, M. Isoz, B. Kreitz, B. Kuhlmann, M. Kutscherauer, K. Niyogi, J. Poissonier, R. Réocreux, D. Rudolf, J. Wagner, R. Zimmermann, M. Bracconi, H. Freund, U. Krewer, M. Maestri (2022). Quo vadis multiscale modeling in reaction engineering? - A perspective. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 184, 39-58.

E.A. Daymo, M. Hettel, O. Deutschmann, G.D. Wehinger (2022). Accelerating particle-resolved CFD simulations of catalytic fixed-bed reactors with DUO. Chemical Engineering Science, 250,117408.

D. Emmel, J. Hofmann, T. Arlt, I. Manke, G. D. Wehinger, D. Schröder (2020) Understanding the Impact of Compression on the Active Area of Carbon Felt Electrodes for Redox Flow Batteries, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 3 (5), 4384-4393.

S. Flaischlen, G.D. Wehinger (2019) Synthetic packed-bed generation for CFD simulations: Blender vs. STAR-CCM+. ChemEngineering, 3(2), 52.

G.D. Wehinger, F. Klippel, M. Kraume (2017) Modeling pore processes for particle-resolved CFD simulations of catalytic fixed-bed reactors. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 101, 11-22.

G. D. Wehinger, M. Kraume, V. Berg, K. Mette, M. Behrens, R. Schlögl, O. Korup, R. Horn (2016) Investigating dry reforming of methane with spatial reactor profiles and particle-resolved CFD simulations, AIChE Journal, 62(12), 4436-4452.

G. D. Wehinger, T. Eppinger, M. Kraume (2015) Detailed numerical simulations of catalytic fixed-bed reactors: Heterogeneous dry reforming of methane, Chemical Engineering Science, 122, 197-209.

For a complete list of publications see:

Google Scholar
List of publications prior to 10/2023

Awards and Honors

2022Arnold Eucken Award 2022 of the VDI-GVC
2022DECHEMA University Lecturer Young Talent Award for Process Engineering
2019Prize of the Max Buchner Research Foundation
2018Hanns Hofmann Award 2018 of the ProcessNet specialist group Reaction Engineering
2018Senior Fellowship University Lecturer, Excellence in Teaching of Stifterverband
2017BIMoS PhD Award of the Technical University of Berlin and Berlin International Graduate School in Model and Simulation based Research (BIMoS)
2016Best Presentation Award at the AIChE Annual Meeting 2016 in Salt Lake City, UT, USA
2015DAAD Research Fellowship for stay at Brown University, USA
2014Best Presentation Award at the AIChE Spring Meeting 2014 in New Orleans, LA, USA
2009Erasmus scholarship for a stay at the UPC, Barcelona, Spain


Since 2018Member of the Advisory board of DECHEMA/VDI Division Chemical Reaction Engineering
Since 2019Member of the Advisory Board of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Section of the DECHEMA/VDI Division Fluid Dynamics and Separation Technology
Since 2021Member of the Topic Editorial Board of the journal Catalysts (MDPI Verlag)
2020-2022Member of the Board of the Junge Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (jBWG)
Since 2019Member of the jBWG
2018-2022Spokesperson of the Young Reaction Engineering (NaWuReT) in the ProcessNet Division Chemical Reaction Engineering
2018-2023Member of the Energy Research Center of Lower Saxony (EFZN), P2X technologies


Since 2023University Professor and Head of the Institute of Chemical Process Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
2017-2023Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Dynamics of Chemical Processes at Clausthal University of Technology
2016Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.), summa cum laude, at the Technical University of Berlin, with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kraume
2015Research semester as a Research Fellow, DAAD scholarship, at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island/ USA with Prof. C. Franklin Goldsmith
2013-2016Research assistant at the Department of Process Engineering, TU Berlin
2007-2012Dipl.-Ing. degree in energy and process engineering, TU Berlin
2009-2010Studied abroad at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona/Spain
2005-2007Studies with Vordiplom in Technology Management, University of Stuttgart
2004Abitur at Friedrich-Wöhler-Gymnasium, Singen (Hohentwiel)