“Michael L. Michelsen” Award 
(previously "Distinguished Lecture on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties"





Professor SIGne Kjelstrup

Professor Techn. Signe Kjelstrup, Norway, has been named the laureate of the 2022 EFCE Michael L. Michelsen Award.
Signe Kjelstrup was conferred the award by the EFCE Working Party on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties in recognition of her internationally renowned research in the area of non-equilibrium thermodynamics, with emphasis on entropy production minimization, electrochemical cell modelling, heterogeneous systems and nano-thermodynamics. The judges highlighted her contribution to the development of novel important research in the field and her strong commitment to education and training, in her country and internationally.
The 2022 Michael L. Michelsen Awardee is supported by Elsevier and its journal Fluid Phase Equilibria.

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Professor Gabriele Sadowski

The 2020 Distinguished Lecture in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties has been awarded to Professor Gabriele Sadowski, TU Dortmund, Germany.
The Federation’s Working Party on Thermodynamic and Transport Properties selected Gabriele Sadowski for her internationally recognised work related to advances of the statistical associating fluid theory (SAFT). The perturbed chain SAFT (PC-SAFT) approach, published in 2001 with Prof Joachim Groß, has had a vast impact in the capability to model complex fluids and is widely used all over the world, nowadays even in pharmaceutical industry.
The award is generously sponsored by Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Professor Georgios Kontogeorgis

The 2018 Distinguished Lecture in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties has been awarded to Professor Georgios Kontogeorgis of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) for his outstanding contributions to the generation, application and dissemination of knowledge and the technical advancement of the field through industrial co-operation.

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Professor Cornelis J. Peters

The third Distinguished Lecture of the European Working Party on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties was delivered by Professor Cornelis Peters during the 14th International Conference on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design (PPEPPD 2016), which was held Porto, Portugal from 22 to 26 May 2016.
He was elected unanimously by the selection Committee who thereby recognizes  his 40 years research contributions to the fundamental understanding of phase theory.

Professor Peters has spent most of his career at Delft University of Technology, and continues now, after a rich contribution in The Netherlands, to mentor researchers and teachers in several universities worldwide (Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, U. of Maryland, Colorado School of Mines, Petronas Technical University, Malaysia). He has been a pioneer in the design, development and optimization of new experimental methods to measure accurate thermodynamic and phase equilibrium properties.  Reviews on high-pressure phase equilibria revealed that he has been one of the most active author worldwide in the last 30 years, producing highly valuable data and insight in phase behavior. In parallel, he has been a world leader in the application of theoretical models for complex fluids and molecular simulation methods to explain physical phenomena at different length and time scales.

His research has impact both in fundamental physical chemistry and thermodynamics but also in applications to industry. His most recent contributions refer to energy storage and production with emphasis on hydrogen technology, carbon capture and sequestration, novel technologies for seawater desalination using hydrates, design and optimization of new ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents for gas separations and many others.

He has co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and 18 book chapters, he has authored / edited 6 books and has given more than 200 presentations (of which more than 50 were keynote / plenary talks) in international conferences, Universities and industry worldwide. His work has received more than 7,000 citations and has an H-index of 43. He held Professor / Visiting Professor positions in The Netherlands, Japan, Malaysia, Spain, UAE, UK and USA.




Professor Michael L. Michelsen

Professor Michael L. Michelsen, of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has been selected to deliver the latest EFCE Distinguished Lecture.
The Federation’s Working Party on Thermodynamic and Transport Properties nominated Professor Michelsen in recognition of his outstanding work in the field of thermodynamics.
In a career spanning 40 years, Michelsen’s work has been influential in the energy and chemical industries, especially oil and gas exploration.

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Dr Andreas Klamt

Dr Andreas Klamt has been selected to deliver the first Distinguished Lecture in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties in recognition of his pioneering and influencing work in applied chemical engineering thermodynamics via the development of the COSMO and COSMO-RS methods.
Dr Klamt delivered the Distinguished Lecture at the 26th European Symposium on Applied Thermodynamics, Potsdam, Germany, on 7 October 2012.

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