Torsten Brinkmann



Studied mechanical engineering with specialization in process engineering at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, graduating with the degree of Dipl.-Ing. in 1993. Subsequently, he was employed as a research officer at the University of Bath, Great Britain. At this time, he conducted research on the subject “Use of catalytic membrane reactors for in situ reaction and separation” for which he received his PhD. Between 1996 and 2000, Torsten Brinkmann worked for AspenTech UK Ltd. He was primarily involved in the modeling and simulation of adsorption processes. Since 2000 he has been employed as a scientific officer at the GKSS Research Centre in Geesthacht, Germany which was renamed to Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in 2010 and since 2021 Hereon. His main research interests include the development, design, pilost scale investigation and simulation of pervaporation, gas, and vapor permeation processes, as well as the modeling of membrane modules and transport phenomena. In December 2005, he became the head of the Department “Process Engineering” within the Institute of Polymer Research of HZG. Torsten Brinkmann co-authored 27 publications in international and national peer reviewed journals and 4 book chapters and is co-holder of 4 patents.