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Prorector Research

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sadowski

Portrait photo von Prorector Research Gabriele Sadowski © Lutz Kampert

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sadowski – born in 1964 – has held a professorship in thermodynamics at the Faculty of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering of TU Dort­mund University since 2001. She took office as the prorector research on 1 September 2016.

Prof. Sadowski majored in chemistry at the Technical University Leuna-Merseburg, where she completed her doctorate in 1991. In 1992 she became research assistant at Technische Uni­ver­si­tät Berlin in the field of thermodynamics and thermal separation processes. Here, she qualified as a professor for thermodynamics in 2000 and was offered a chair at TU Dort­mund University in 2001.

Prof. Sadowski is a member of numerous scientific and scientific-technical panels. She is a DECHEMA board member and one of two chairpersons of the thermodynamics section of ProcessNet, the German expert panel on thermodynamics. She was appointed full member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts in 2009, and of acatech - National Academy of Science and Engineering in 2014. In 2011, Prof. Sadowski was awarded the German Research Foundation's Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for outstanding achievements ‑ the highest scientific honour attainable in Germany. In May 2020, she received the „Dis­tin­guished Lecture in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties“ award of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).

The responsibility of the prorector research includes all cross-departmental matters concerned with knowledge transfer and research at TU Dort­mund University, including, but not limited, to cooperative research projects, sponsorship of young scientists and research partnerships with scientific institutions at a national and in­ter­na­tio­nal level.

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Location & approach

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 Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). 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 Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord 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 20 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".

Dort­mund Airport offers flights to several destinations in Central Europe. There are regular connections to Katowice, Kraków, London and Munich. For the approximately 20km-trip from Dort­mund Airport to TU Dort­mund University, you can use a shuttle bus to the railway Station "Bahnhof Holzwickede", from which trains depart to Dort­mund main station (please visit Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr for more in­for­mation). Normally, the fastest way is to catch a taxi at Dort­mund Airport.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. 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 Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.