Invited speaker





Dr.-Ing. Andreas Bode

BASF SE, Corporate Technology
Leader Carbon Management R&D Program

Andreas Bode was born in 1969 in Erlangen. He studied energy and chemical engineering in Hanover and Zurich and received his PhD in thermodynamics. He held positions in R&D and marketing, published more than 50 papers, is a member of several expert commissions and lectures at the Leibniz University Hannover.


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Søren Bøwadt


Søren Bøwadt is the acting Head of Unit for the “Industry” unit of the Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) in Brussels. The unit is responsible for the implementation of the industrial research and innovation legacy activities from Horizon 2020 as well as the industry activities in Cluster 4 of Horizon Europe. His main educational background in organic synthetic (MSc) and analytical chemistry (PhD) has been obtained from the University of Odense, Denmark. He joining the Measurement and Testing unit of the European Commissions Research Directorate at the end of 1999 and since July 2003, he has been working for the Directorate for Industrial Technology and since April 2021 for HaDEA. He has been responsible for over 150 scientific projects in various areas of natural science and has published more than 50 papers in chemistry related research in addition to setting up the SPIRE public private partnership.



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Bernard Saulnier


After graduating as a Chemical Engineer from ENSTA (Paris), Bernard has spent more than 30 years in Air Liquide Engineering and Construction. Starting in 1980 as a process engineer, he became technical director in the 2000’s, responsible for the design of new projects, as well as for  innovation. His main domain of expertise is Air Separation Units and more generally cryogenic distillation, but his experience also covers hydrogen production and carbon capture. He joined R&D in 2012 in the frame of an initiative aiming at renewing radically the Air Separation Units. He is now dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experience with the next generations. During his carrier, Bernard first witnessed, then became a key contributor to the development and industrialization of several generations of distillation packing in cryogenic processes, and beyond the packing itself, to all innovation it has made possible with regard to processes and markets.




Michael Schultes


Dr. Michael Schultes obtained his Doctor's degree from the Ruhr-University Bochum (1990). He continued to work as a Scientific Assistant under Prof. Billet at the Ruhr-University Bochum for five years. In 1995 he became the Technical Director of Raschig’s Mass Transfer Technology Division at RASCHIG GMBH, Ludwigshafen / Germany. Since 2005 he became professor at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

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Daniel R. Summer


Dan Summers was (until January 1, 2021) the Tray Technology Manager for Sulzer Chemtech. After graduating from SUNY at Buffalo in 1977, he started his career with Union Carbide’s Separations Design Group in West Virginia. He has also worked for Union Carbide Linde (now Linde plc), UOP, Stone & Webster (now TechnipFMC), and Nutter Engineering. His entire career has been focused exclusively on distillation. He is the author of over 70 papers on distillation and is a listed inventor on three US patents.
At present, Dan is a consultant for FRI’s Design Practices Committee & was the Chair of that committee for 12 years. He is also a Director and the Awards Co-Chair of AIChE’s Separations Division. He is a registered professional engineer in Oklahoma and is a Fellow of AIChE. He is also a recipient of the Gerhold Award for outstanding work in the Application of Chemical Separations Technology.


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Mikaël Wattiau


R&D Engineer at Air Liquide R&D, Paris area

Heat & Mass Transfer Technologies for Industrial Gases Plants


- Design, exploitation and analysis of experimental test campaigns ranging from laboratory to industrial-scale.

- Development of new technologies (several patents).

- Enhancement of the company’s expertise in core process units.

- Recruitment, supervision and training of interns.


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