Prof. Hinrichsen (b. 1968) researches in the field of industrial catalysis at the interface between natural science and engineering science. His research work is oriented along the process chain, starting from particle design through reactor design to process design. Particular focus is placed on particle technology and catalyst forming as well as multi-scale modeling. In the latter discipline, research is centered on describing chemical reactions at the elementary stage, the numerical simulation and modeling of chemical reactors with respect to their apparatus design, dimensioning and operating characteristics.