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"Distinguished Lecture Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties"

Another Important Award for Professor Gabriele Sadowski

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Professor Gabriele Sadowski of the Faculty of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, Prorector Research of TU Dortmund University.

Great honor for Professor Gabriele Sadowski from the Faculty of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering at TU Dortmund University: She is the first woman to receive the “Distinguished Lecture Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties” from the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE)

In doing so, the EFCE Working Party on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties has acknowledged Professor Sadowski’s internationally recognized achievements in the areas of modeling and experimental analysis of substance properties. The award jury explained: “She is an internationally leading personality in the field of thermodynamics. She also performs important work for our community and is a great teacher and mentor for the next generation of scientists.”

Gabriele Sadowski has been full professor for thermodynamics at TU Dortmund University since 2001. She is a member of the RESOLV cluster of excellence, the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts as well as of acatech, the National Academy of Science and Engineering. In 2016 she was additionally appointed as TU Dortmund University’s Vice President Research.

Over 230 articles published in scientific journals

Her research work focuses on the modeling and analysis of the properties of complex substances and their composition, above all those with polymers, pharmaceutical substances as well as chemical and biological reactions.

Professor Sadowski has published over 230 articles in renowned international journals, which to date have been cited more than 8,000 times. She has already received several awards for her research, including the Arnold Eucken Prize of the VDI – The Association of German Engineers (1999). In 2011 she was among the ten scholars to receive the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the most valuable international award for research.   


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The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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