Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Scholz

Professorship for Technical Thermodynamics
NameProf. Dr.–Ing. Reinhard Scholz
AddressInstitute of Energy Process Engineering and Fuel Technology
Room 317
Agricolastr. 4
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld
Phone+49 (0) 5323/72 2032
Sec.+49 (0) 5323/72 2033
Fax+49 (0) 5323/72 3155


Academic career
Abschluss 1968Diploma in Mechanical Engineering,
Technical University Hannover
1968-1971Research engineer at Steelworks Oberhausen AG in the field of combustion in industrial furnaces

1971-1976Research Associate, since 1973 senior engineer at the Institute of Heating and Furnaces at TU Clausthal

1972Dissertation in the field of industrial furnaces

1976-1983Lecturer at the University Bremerhaven

1983-2008Professor at the IEVB, TU Clausthal;
1983-1996 C3-Professor;
several times the Managing Director of the IEVB
1990Founding member of the Clausthal Institute for Environmental Technologies GmbH (CUTEC GmbH)

1994Call on the C4-Professorship at the Institute for Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Rostock

seit 2008retired;
part time administration for the Chair of Technical Thermodynamics at the 
IEVB, TU Clausthal


Teaching duties
  •  Lectures:
    • Technical Thermodynamics 1 and 2
    • Thermal Processes in Power Plants
    • Thermal Handling of Waste Materials
    • Energy Systems
  • Basic and advanced internships for students studying process engineering, chemical engineering, energy system technology, environmental protection technology
  • Supervision for student research projects, (Diplom) theses, and dissertations concerning high temperature process handling, energy use, and energy substitutions
Research topics
  • Fuel Technology: use of sustainable (renewable) fuels, reduction of primary energy from fossil fuels, process chains for alternative fuels, primary measures to reduce pollutants in technical combustion
  • Energy Systems Technology: substitution of primary energy, composite systems with different energy types, evaluation and comparison methods for energy conversion and network systems
  • High-temperature production processes: reduction of process steps in order to decrease the amount of primary energy use, process intensication, increase of the recycling rate (e.g., scrap); closing of cycles with large mass flows
Consultant activities
  •  Expert for the working group on environmental research of the Science Council in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Reviewer for the scientic and strategic evaluation of research centers at the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers (HGF) for the program "Sustainability and Technology", Research Center Karlsruhe (FZK);
  • Expert on the outlook committee at the Research Centre Karlsruhe (FZK
  • Reviewer for the selection of engineering students from East Asia at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Reviewer for DFG, AIF, Agip, etc.
Committee Memberships
  • Chairman of the Technical Committee on Combustion and Combustion Processes in the Waste Management of the VDI-GET (Association of German Engineers - Power Engineering Society)
  • Head of faculty at the Technical University of Clausthal
  • Vice Chairman of the working group on "Product Recovery and Disposal by Selected Thermal Treatments" of the VDI-GET
  • Head of the Department of "Thermal Residue Treatment and Reduction of Energy Use" at the CUTEC-Umwelttechnik-Institut GmbH, Environmental Institute of Lower Saxony
  • Member of the Scientic Advisory Board at CUTEC GmbHVice Chair of the Technical Committee "Waste Treatment" at the GVC (Society for Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering), Process and Environmental Technology

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