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Dr.-Ing. Jochen Mellmann

Head of Drying Group

Department: Post Harvest Technology

Telefon: +49 (0)331 5699 321
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Research programs

Research areas

Agricultural drying technology

Modelling and development of drying processes

Thermodynamics in agriculture

Thermal and mechanical process engineering

Scientific activities

DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.

VDI-Gesellschaft Verfahrenstechnik und Chemieingenieurwesen (GVC)

VDI-MEG Max-Eyth-Gesellschaft Agrartechnik

DLG e.V. German Agricultural Society, Examination Board for Drying Technology

Berlin-Brandenburg Society of Grain Research

Reviewer of peer-reviewed scientific journals



Curriculum Vitae

2004-2010     Coordinator of the Research program "Quality ensurance for animal feed" at ATB Potsdam


from 2001      Head of Drying Group, Department of Postharvest Technology


1998-1999      Associate Professor at theDepartment of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Niigata University, Japan


1990-2001      Scientific Assistent at the Institute for Apparatus and Environmental Technology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg


1989                Promotion on the topic „Zonal mass flow model of particulate solids in flame-heated rotary drum reactors“, Degree of Dr.-Ing.


1987-1990       Research engineer at the Research Center Dresden, State combine for Power Plant Engineering Bergmann Borsig Berlin


1983-1987       PhD student at the Chair of Reaction Engineering, Technical University „Otto von Guericke“ Magdeburg


1979-1984       Study of Mechanical Engineering, Specialisation of Chemical Process Engineering, Technical University "Otto von Guericke" Magdeburg, 1984 Degree of Dipl.-Ing.