Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern graduated a Diplom in Chemical Engineering in 1982 from Technische Hochschule Leuna-Merseburg and received a Ph.D. from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences in Berlin (East) in 1987. After working in 1991 and 1992 as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, he defended in 1994 a Habilitation at the Technical University Berlin. Subsequently he worked for the pharmaceutical company Schering in Berlin, before becoming in 1995 Professor for Chemical Process Engineering at the Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg. In 2002 he was appointed as a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg, where he is head of the “Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering” department.
The research interests of Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern include heterogeneous catalysis, adsorption and preparative chromatography, crystallization and the development of new reactor concepts. The results of his work are published in more than 450 research papers. He holds about 20 patents in the fields of crystallization and multi-column chromatography.
Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern received in 1999 the “Max Buchner Award” (DECHEMA/Germany), in 2002 the Otto von Guericke Research Award of Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, in 2015, together with Peter Seeberger, the “Humanity in Science Award” (The Analytical Scientist, UK, Phenomenex, USA) and in 2016 the “Emil Kirschbaum Medal” (PROCESSNET: German Platform of Chemical Engineering and Technical Chemistry. He holds Honorary Doctorates of the University of Southern Denmark (Odense, Denmark) and the Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland) and is member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Science and Engineering.