Professor Wilhelm Schabel studied process engineering and received his doctor (with distinction) in thermal process engineering in the field of film drying. The works was honored with the Carl-Freudenberg Award for a best Phd by the University. In 2007 he was honored with the Arnold-Eucken Award by VDI /Germany, which is considered to be the highest ranked award for young Chemical Engineers in Germany. In 2008 he was honored with the L. E. Scriven Award in the US by the International Society of Coating Science & Technology (ISCST) for his works on thins films. In 2007 and 2008 he worked in the R&D department at LONZA Foils (Basel). Prof. Schabel was appointed in 2009 for the first Professorship in Thin Film Technology in Germany within the KIT Elite Future concept and co-funded by BASF, BAYER and ROCHE. He is currently the Vice President of the European Coating Society (ECS) and was Chairman of ECS 2009 and ECS 2019. 2012 he was honored with a DOCTOR HONORIS CAUSA, In 2015 with the NEULAND Innovation Award for a patent in battery technology and in 2021 with an EDWARDS Fellowship from University Cambridge and invited in 2021 as a guest Professor to a research stay at Gonville & Cauis College / Univ. Cambridge. In 2022 he is awarded with the prestigious EXCELLENCE IN DRYING AWARD at the
International Drying Symposium (IDS), in recognizing of his research and individual’s career (Massachusetts / US).
Members of the TFT group have been honored for best posters, talks & innovations with more than 33 research awards (until 2022).
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