Prof. Dr. Alexander Alekseev

Honorary Professor at TUM since 2021


After my studies at the Moscow Institute for Power Engineering (MEI) in Russia, I worked as a research assistant at the Department for Cryogenics with Prof. V. Brodianski and Prof. M. Boiarski. In summer 1994, I received a study grant from the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD and started my Ph.D at the Technical University of Dresden with Prof. H. Quack. After graduating in 1999, I went to California and enjoyed a stay at the Stanford University (Prof. W. Little) as a guest scientist. In 2000, I got my first industrial position in the engineering department of the company Messer Cryotherm in Germany. Five years later, I moved to the company Linde in Munich as a process design engineer for air separation. Later, I worked on technologies for CO2 capture and storage, cryogenic energy storage, isotope separation, flexibilization of process plants and hydrogen-related topics. Simultaneously, since 2012, I have been a lecturer for "Basics of refrigeration and industrial cryogenic systems" at the TU Munich, Chair of Plant and Process Technology. Since 2021, I am honorary professor.


  • Linde Fellow (since 2014)
  • Leader Linde Technology Platform Cryogenics (since 2015)
  • Innovation Manager, Innovation and Technology (2015-2017)
  • Senior Expert for Carbon Capture and Storage (2011-2015)
  • Process Design Engineer (2000-2010)


  • Top-5-Finalist Linde Global Innovation Award (2017)
  • Top-20-Finalist Linde Global Innovation Challenge (2015)
  • Linde Fellow Award (2014)
  • Linde Patent Innovation Award (2010, 2012, 2014)