|Diploma (Chemistry)||TU Dortmund (2003-2008)|
|Semester abroad||University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (2007)|
|Master of Science||Economic Sciences, TU Dortmund (2009-2011)|
|Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.)||Industrial Chemistry (summa cum laude), TU Dortmund (2008-2011)|
|Consultant||Implementation of LEAN Management in middle size production enterprises (since 2012)|
|Assistant professor (Habilitation)||Institute for Technische Chemie, TU Dortmund; Manager of a new independent research group for Resource Efficient Chemistry (2012-2017)|
|Visiting scientist||With Dr. M. V. Garland at A*Star Institute for Chemical and engineering sciences, Singapore (01/2015-04/2015)|
|Lectureship||Institute for Industrial Chemistry & Petrochemistry, RWTH Aachen: multiphasic catalysis and immobilisation (since 2016)|
|Lectureship||Institute for Technische Chemie, TU Dortmund: value added in chemical industry & chemical processes in case studies (since 2018)|
|Group leader||'Multiphase Catalysis', MPI CEC (since 2018)|
|Habilitation Venia Legendi |
|TU Dortmund (2018)|
|Deputy professor||Technical Chemistry and Petrol Chemistry, RWTH Aachen (since 10/2018)|
|2018||Jochen Block Prize of the Gecats, German society for catalysis|
|2017||Professor Young talent award, DECHEMA|
|2017||Carl-Zerbe-Award of German Society for Petroleum, Coal Science & Technology (DGMK)|
|2017||Invited lecture, Unite de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide, Université d'Artois, Lens|
|2016||H.P. Kaufmann-Award of German Society for Fat and Oil Science (DGF)|
|2015-2017||Member of the Global Young Faculty, Mercatorstiftung|
|2007||Study Abroad Scholarship of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung|
|2004-2008||Scholarship of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)|
The group of Multiphase Catalysis is always seeking new talented students. Exceptionally qualified applicants are welcome to get in touch with Dr. Vorholt at any time. Such enquiries should include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter mentioning eligible fellowship funding agencies to whom you might apply to support your stay in the group. We are more than willing to assist you in the preparation of these applications. In addition, please have two letters of recommendation sent to PD Dr. Vorholt by academic mentors who have previously supervised your work.
The transition from a fossil resource-based economy to one relying on renewable energy and feedstocks does not come without multiple challenges, among which is the chemical transformation of resources for energy storage and materials.
We at the multiphase catalysis group, within the department of molecular catalysis, want to tackle the research in chemical reaction following a multiscale approach to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying phenomenology, starting from the molecular and phase behaviors up to the process level to make them more sustainable and efficient.
The development of this knowledge falls at the interface between Catalysis, Chemical Reaction Engineering and Process Intensification, to which the Green Chemistry principles must be added. For this reason, the work of this group joins the forces of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering to undertake a series of lines of work, including:
The overall goal is to use the knowledge acquired in these aspects to conduct the implementation of process concepts at the miniplant scale with a focus on flow chemistry and on-line analytics to monitor the long-term stability of catalysts.