Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Nikolaus Thißen

Main Subject: Process Systems Engineering and Quantative Methods



  • 1975–1978 studied at the University of Wuppertal
  • 1978–1984 studied at the Polytechnic University of Duisburg
  • 1984–1992 was a research assistant at the Institute of Energy Technology at the Polytechnic University, Duisburg, and later at the Department of Nuclear Safety and - Technology of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University
  • 1992 , Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the RWTH Aachen University
  • 1985–1989 project director process development of exhaust gas treatment at Kleinewefers Energy and Environmental GmbH in Krefeld
  • 1989–1993 Vice President Development "chemical and thermal processes" in power plants AG Heidelberg
  • 1994–2000 Senior Vice President at Otto Environmental air and climate technology GmbH in Weiterstadt
  • 2000–2010 Head of exhaust gas treatment and incineration in environmental technology from Ciba AG, Basel / Switzerland, later BASF AG in Basel / Switzerland and Intertek AG in Basel / Switzerland
  • 2010–2012 Head Gas Treatment, Absorption & Adsorption bei Bayer Technology Services GmbH in Leverkusenseit
  • since 2012  Professor of Process Engineering and Quantitative Methods at the University of Pforzheim



Key Activities 


  • Material and Energy Flow Analysis
  • Resource Flow Analysis
  • System Modelling and Optimization
  • Industrial Environmental Processes