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Prorector Research: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sadowski

Prof. Gabriele Sadowski

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. 

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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