Dr.-Ing., Universitätsprofessor

Matthias Wessling

Vice-Rector for Research and Structure

Professor Matthias Wessling, Vice-Rector for Research and Structure at RW


Building 101

Room 055

Templergraben 55

52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 95470
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 92102


The Vice-Rector of Research and Structure's responsibilities include guaranteeing general research prerequisites to intensify the engineering and technical research profile of all the RWTH Aachen faculties, the establishment of large-scale projects such as Excellence Clusters and Collaborative Research Centers, and involvement in large European projects.

Furthermore, as chair of the Infrastructure working group, he provides the Rectorate and the different groups at RWTH Aachen with information on desired structural changes.


Curriculum Vitae

Academic Degrees
1989 to 1994 Doctorate (Dr.-Ing) in Membrane Technology, University of Twente (Professor Smolders), the Netherlands
1989 Degree in Chemical Engineering (Diplom), TU Dortmund University and University of Cincinnati, OH, USA
1983 to 1987 Student of Chemical Engineering, TU Dortmund University
2014 Visiting Professor, Stanford University, Center for Turbulence Research
Since 2014 Vice-Dean for Strategy of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen Unversity
Since 2011

Member of the Scientific Board at DWI – Leibniz Institut for Interactive Materials

Chair of Chemical Process Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

Since 2010

Alexander-von-Humboldt Professor

Part-time Professor, University of Twente, Enschede, NL

2007 Visiting Professor, Bio Engineering, Standford University, CA, USA
2007 to 2008 Dean, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Twente
2006 to 2009 Group Leader, Chemical Engineering, University of Twente
1999 to 2009 University Professor, Membrane Science and Technology, University of Twente
1997 to 1999 Head of the Division of Separation Process Engineering , Akzo Nobel Chemicals Research, NL
1995 to 1997 Assistant Professor, University of Twente
1993 to 1994 Senior Research Scientist, MTR Inc, CA, USA

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