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M. Sc. Hannes Wegener

Focus of work

  • Methoxycarbonylation
  • Oxidation
  • Crystallization
  • Flow Chemistry

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Further Information about Hannes Wegener

Curriculum Vitae

Hannes Wegener studied chemistry at the TU Dortmund University and obtained his bachelor's degree in the field of industrial chemistry under Prof. Dr. Vogt. Afterwards, he pursued his Master's degree in Chemistry also at TU Dortmund University. In September 2019, he completed an ERASMUS+ scholarship abroad at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon. During his semester abroad, he focused mainly on the topics of industrial chemistry and the valorization of renewable raw materials. In 2022 he finished his master thesis with the topic: "Optimization of a homogeneous, ruthenium-based catalyst system for the selective hydrogenation of aldoximes" again under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Vogt.

Since May 2022, he has been working as a research associate in the Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry.

Research Topic

In terms of sustainability, selective conversion of renewable ressources, such as oleochemicals, is chemically feasible through the application of catalysts. Especially homogeneous catalysts are known to be highly selective at relatively mild reaction conditions. However, catalyst recycling is often challenging but of need to meet the requirements towards sustainability and be able to compete on industrial scale.

Schaubild substrate->  reaction -> seperation (->catlyst,substrate recycling) -> product © Technische Chemie​/​TU Dortmund

An approach for separation of products from the catalyst is crystallisation. The methoxycarbonylation towards linear diesters serves as a model reaction, since the product can be crystallised and filtered off from the catalyst solution. Effects on catalyst activity are currently under investigation.

Schaubild substrate-> homogenous reaction -> crystallisation (->catlyst recycling) -> product © Technische Chemie​/​TU Dortmund

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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