Wilhelm Schabel – Biography



Dr. Wilhelm Schabel is a Professor at Germany’s esteemed Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He chairs the Thin Film Technology (TFT) Project, an effort supported by KIT’s Elite Future Concept program along with a consortium of industrial organizations including Bayer, BASF and Roche.

In 2003, Wilhelm Schabel was awarded the degree of Doctor in Chemical Engineering, with honors. His thesis, “Drying of Polymeric Films,“ earned him the Carl Freudenberg Award for the best doctoral thesis at the University of Karlsruhe. In the two years from 2004 to 2006, Dr. Schabel led a research group at the University of Karlsruhe, and from 2007 to 2008 he served as a Research and Project Engineer at LOFO High Tech Film at Weil am Rhein, for the ShinKong Group of Taiwan. Among his honors and awards, Dr. Schabel was granted the Arnold Eucken Award in 2007 conferred by the Federation of German Chemical Engineers. In September 2008, the L.E. Scriven Award was presented to Dr. Schabel at the Biennial meeting of the International Society of Coating Science and Technology in Marina del Rey, California.

He is currently an ISCST Director and organizes the next biennial series of European Coating Symposia, the ECS 2009 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Prof. Schabel is an expert in mass transfer and thermodynamic in thin polymeric films, analytical techniques and numerical simulation tools for industrial film drying applications.

Contact:Prof. Dr.- Ing. Wilhelm Schabel
Institute Thermal Process Engineering
Chair Thin Film Technology
University Karlsruhe (TH) | Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Tel: +49 721 608 3765
E-Mail: Wilhelm.Schabel@kit.edu
Web Page: www.tvt.uni-karlsruhe.de