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Engineering educator

Karl Stephan, German engineering educator. President section B. International Institute Refrigeration, Paris, 1992-1996, president Eurotherm, Europe, 1992-1996. Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (Arnold Eucken medal 1993, Emil Kirschbaum medal 1997), Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, British Institute of Refrigeration (Hall Thermotank Gold medal 1990).

Background

Stephan, Karl was born on November 11, 1930 in Saarbruecken, Germany. Son of Georg Heinrich and Rosa (Kurz) Stephan.

Education

Diploma engineering, U. Karlsruhe, Germany, 1956; D in Engineering, University Karlsruhe, Germany, 1959; D in Engineering habilitation, U. Karlsruhe, Germany, 1963; D in Engineering honoris causa, Technology U. Berlin, Germany, 1994; D in Engineering honoris causa, U Halle-Wittenberg, 1995; D (honorary), Martin Luther U., Halle-Wittenberg, 1995.

Career

Research assistant, U. Karlsruhe, Germany, 1956-1963; head research department, Mannesmann Company, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1963-1967; professor, Technology U. Berlin, Germany, 1967-1970; professor, Ruhr U., Bochum, Germany, 1970-1975; professor, U. Stuttgart, Germany, since 1975. Director Institute Thermodynamics and Thermal Process Engineering, University Stuttgart, Germany, since 1975.

Works

Membership

President section B. International Institute Refrigeration, Paris, 1992-1996, president Eurotherm, Europe, 1992-1996. Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (Arnold Eucken medal 1993, Emil Kirschbaum medal 1997), Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, British Institute of Refrigeration (Hall Thermotank Gold medal 1990).

Connections

Married Edith Leibrock, August 29, 1957. Children: Martin, Peter.

father:
Georg Heinrich Stephan

mother:
Rosa (Kurz) Stephan

spouse:
Edith Leibrock

children:
Martin Stephan

Peter Stephan