Short CV/Education and training


  • 1978 – 1982
    Secondary School (Gymnasium),Berlin, Graduation with Distinction

  • 1982 – 1987
    Technical University Leuna-Merseburg, Study of Chemistry

  • 1987
    University of Chemical Engineering, Prague,6 month research stay

  • 1987
    Technical University Leuna-Merseburg, Master of Chemistry with Distinction

  • 1987 – 1991
    Technical University Leuna-Merseburg, PhD in Chemistry

  • 2000
    TU Berlin, Chair for Thermodynamics and Thermal Separations


  • 1992
    German Health Ministry (BGA), Scientific Employee

  • 1992 – 1998
    TU Berlin, Chair for Thermodynamics and Thermal Separations, Assistant Professor

  • 1998 – 2001
    TU Berlin, Chair for Thermodynamics and Thermal Separations, Assistant Professor, Head of the research group „Polymer Thermodynamics“

  • since 2001
    TU Dortmund, Department for Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, Full Professor for Thermodynamics

Selected publications

  • J. Gross, G. Sadowski, Perturbed-Chain SAFT: An Equation of State Based on a Perturbation Theory for Chain Molecules, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 40 (2001) 1244-1260

  • C. Held, L. Cameretti, G. Sadowski, Modeling Aqueous Electrolyte Solutions. Part1: Fully Dissociated Electrolytes. Fluid Phase Equilibria 270 (2008) 87 – 96

  • C. Brandenbusch, B. Bühler, P. Hoffmann, G. Sadowski, A. Schmid, Efficient Phase Separation and Product Recovery in Organic-Aqueous Bioprocessing Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, Biotechnology and Bioengineering 107 (2010) 642-651, DOI: 10.1002/bit.22846

  • C. Brandenbusch, G. Sadowski, Supercritical phase behavior for biotransformation processing,

    J. Supercritical Fluids 55 (2010) 635–642, DOI: 10.1016/j.supflu.2010.10.025

  • C. Held, L.F. Cameretti, G. Sadowski, Measuring and Modeling Activity Coefficients in Aqueous Amino-Acid Solutions. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 50 (2011) 131–141,

    DOI: 10.1021/ie100088c

  • E. Schäfer, Y. Brunsch, G. Sadowski, A. Behr, Hydroformylation of 1-Dodecene in the Thermomorphic Solvent System DMF/Decane. Phase Behavior – Reaction Performance – Catalyst Recycling, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 51 (2012) 10296−10306, DOI: 10.1021/ie300484q

  • L. Hesse, J. Mićović, P. Schmidt, A. Górak, G. Sadowski, Modeling of VOC-flux though a polyimid membrane. J. Membrane Sci. 428 (2013) 554–561, DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2012.10.052

  • J. Cassens, A. Prudic, F. Ruether, G. Sadowski, Solubility of pharmaceuticals and their salts as function of pH. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 52 (2013) 2721-2731, DOI: 10.1021/ie302064h

  • P. Hoffmann, M. Voges, C. Held, G. Sadowski, The role of activity coefficients for bioreaction equilibria. Thermodynamics of methyl ferrulate hydrolysis, Biophys. Chem. 173–174 (2013) 21–30, DOI: 10.1016/j.bpc.2012.12.006

  • T. Beierling, R. Gorny, G. Sadowski, Modeling growth rates of static layer melt crystallization, Crystal Growth & Design, 13 (2013) 5229-5240, DOI: 10.1021/cg400959a

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Acatec – German Academy of Engineering Sciences

  • Academy of Science and Arts Nordrhein-Westfalia

  • Chair of the German Working Party of Thermodynamics

  • German Working Party of Crystallization

  • German Working Party of High-Pressure Engineering

  • German Society of Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers

  • German Working Party of Biothermodynamics

  • European Working Party of Polymer Reaction Engineering

  • Consortium of Complex-Fluid Properties

  • Board of the Solvay Foundation

  • Board of the Martin-Schmeißer Foundation


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