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prof.dr.ing. M.B. Franke (Meik)

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About Me

I studied Chemical Engineering from 1996 to 2001 at the Technical University (TU) Dortmund in Germany and obtained my PhD at the Laboratory of Fluid Separations of Professor Andrzej Górak at the same university.

I worked for over 15 years at Bayer and LANXESS in Germany and China in various positions. During this time, I was involved in process development and investment projects for isocyanate production units as process engineer and project manager. I was responsible as technical plant manager for the maintenance and investments projects of an amine phosgenation unit and as global technology manager for the process improvement of an agrochemical activate ingredient. In my last assignment at Bayer, I was heading the Process Modeling and Design group, which is part of the digital transformation activities providing the Digital Twins for the productions plants of Bayer.

I have been appointed in January 2021 as professor for Process Design and Optimization at the Sustainable Process Technology (SPT) Group at the Faculty of Science and Technology (TNW). My research interest is in the area of advanced process design and optimization including mixed-integer optimization, process optimization under uncertainties, and scheduling of chemical batch plants.

 

Expertise

Chemistry
Biodiesel
Crystallization
Engineering & Materials Science
Algae
Biodiesel
Cleaning
Decomposition
Nonlinear Programming
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Distillation

Publications

Recent
Huynh, T. A., Rossi, M. , Raeisi, M. , Franke, M. B., Manenti, F. , & Zondervan, E. (2022). Promising future for biodiesel: Superstructure optimization from feed to fuel. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (pp. 595-600). (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; Vol. 51). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-95879-0.50100-4
Raeisi, M. , Huynh, T. A. , Franke, M. B. , & Zondervan, E. (2022). Superstructure optimization for sustainable design of an algae biorefinery. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (pp. 637-642). (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; Vol. 51). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-95879-0.50107-7
Raeisi, M., Huang, J. , Huynh, T. A. , Franke, M. B. , & Zondervan, E. (2022). Superstructure Optimization for the Design of an Algae Biorefinery Producing Added Value Products. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (pp. 277-282). (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; Vol. 49). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-85159-6.50046-4
Huynh, T. A., Reurslag, V. , Raeisi, M. , Franke, M. B. , & Zondervan, E. (2022). Superstructure Optimization of Biodiesel Production from Continuous Stirred Tank and Membrane Reactors. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (pp. 109-114). (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; Vol. 49). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-85159-6.50018-X
Huynh, T. A. (2022). Can process intensification change the future of biodiesel? [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036554213
Fracas, P. (2022). Shaping the future of energy with multi-microgrids: Techno-economic optimization study. [PhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036553216

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst - Meander (building no. 27), room 223
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst - Meander  223
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands