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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schmidt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schmidt

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Jürgen Schmidt

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Professional Life

Since 2015

CSE Center of Safety Excellence gGmbH

Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 9
76327 Pfinztal

May 2000

EPSC Award

Honoring Outstanding Activities in Process and Plant Safety
Achema 2000

1993 – 2017


Principle Safety Scientist,
Fluid Dynamic and Safety Technology

1987 – 1993

Hoechst AG

Safety Engineer, Process and Plant Safety
Frankfurt am Main



Doctor Engineer Degree
Ruhr University of Bochum


Master Thesis
Texas A&M University, USA

1985 – 1987

Master Degree: Process Engineering
Ruhr University of Bochum

1982 – 1985

Master Degree: Mechanical Engineering
University of Applied Science, Krefeld


since 2015

Lecture: Process and Plant Safety
Technical University of Kaiserslautern

since 2002

Lecture: Process and Plant Safety
Karlsruhe Institute for Technology – former University of Karlsruhe

Honorary Activities

since 2017

Member of the German Commission on Process Safety to advise the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of the German Government

since 2011

Member of the scientific advisory council of BAM in Berlin

since 1991

Member of the board for Germany of the European DIERS User Group

since 1991


  • 2016 – 2021: Chair of ISO Technical Committee 185 “Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure”
  • 2008 – 2011: Convener of the Technical Committee 185, WG1
  • since 1991: Representative of ISO 4126/10: Sizing of Safety Valves for Gas/Liquid Two-Phase Flow

since 1989


  • since 2008: member of the board of the German ProcessNet section Safety Engineering
  • since 2002: Chairman of the WG „Safety related sizing of chemical plants“
  • 1997 – 2000: Chairman of the international Ad-hoc WG „Pressure Relief“

since 2015

PTC Advisory Committee
Member of the Advisory Committee of the Pipeline Technologie Conference