On April 24, Pof Dr.-Ing. habil Eberhard Heidenreich died.
Heidenreich was Full Professor of Mechanical Process Engineering and Processing Technology from 1974 to 1991 and Director of the Processing and Process Engineering Section at the TU Dresden from 1974 to 1981 and from 1987 to 1990. From 1991 until his retirement in 2002, he directed the institute of the IFF in Brunswick-Thune. Prof. Heidenreich has led the IFF to become a globally recognized competence center for feed technology. In particular, his work on the development and introduction of innovative technological processes with high volume-related energy concentration in connection with expanding and reliable sanitation should be emphasized. The further education events, seminars and colloquia he organized also met with broad resonance. Prof. Heidenreich has made great contributions to the practical implementation of concepts and measures to improve quality and product safety in compound feed plants. The QM pattern manual developed by him set standards in the industry. He brought his high level of expertise to the IFF as a specialist assessor and as an expert in the areas of fire and explosion protection; altogether over 35 safety-related appraisals of mixed feed factories were carried out by him. The more than 20 years of extensive teaching and research activities in the fields of process engineering and processing technology at the TU Dresden and many other stations abroad, which he held before taking over the management function in Braunschweig, served as special equipment for the successful completion of these varied tasks. He supervised 27 doctoral and habilitation papers as well as more than 200 diploma theses. About 260 publications, numerous reports and numerous research projects witness his scientific creativity. The most important guidelines for Prof. Heidenreich were always industrial ties and performance thinking. In everyday life, he lived these virtues to experets and colleagues in an exemplary way - always in the service of the cause, humane tolerant and technically arguable. He often advised the editors of FeedMagazine/Kraftfutter with an open ear and contributed a large number of specialist articles.