14th European Congress of Chemical Engineering and 7th European Congress of Applied Biotechnology

In the Spotlight

Interview Partner

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Dahlhaus

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Dahlhaus
Senior Vice President, Chemicals and Catalysis Research
BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Jürgen Dahlhaus was born in Sennestadt, Germany, in 1964. He studied Chemistry at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, and graduated in 1990. After research studies in Bielefeld and London he received his doctorate from the University of Bielefeld in 1993.

Professional Career

2022 Senior Vice President, Chemicals and Catalysis Research, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany
2016 Senior Vice President, Process Engineering, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany
2013 Vice President, Global Technology Petrochemicals, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany
2007 Vice President, Global Technology and Production Coordination PO, Polyols and Systems, BASF Polyurethanes, Brussels, Belgium
2006 Senior Analyst Investment Valuations, Strategy and Planning, BASF Aktien-gesellschaft (since January 14, 2008 BASF SE), Ludwigshafen, Germany
2001 Plant Manager SM/PO Plant, Ellba Joint Venture, Moerdijk, The Netherlands (SM/PO = Styrene Monomer and Propylene Oxide)
1998 Manager, Production & Technology Isocyanates, BASF Polyurethanes, Brussels, Belgium
1994 Joined BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Germany, as Research Scientist in Chemicals Research

Voluntary and Scientific Functions

2022 Honorary Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), department for Chemical Engineering and Process Technology
2020 Since January 2020 member of both the Board and the Scientific Advisory Council of VDI (The Association of German Engineers); chairman of VDI-GVC (VDI association “Process Technology and Chemical Engineering”)

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Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt am Main

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