Kristin Hecht is a chemical engineer with interests in chemical reaction engineering, microreactors, multiphase flow, mixing, and mass transport. She currently works as a research group leader at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany.
After receiving her B.S. in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University and her M.S. from the University of Utah, she completed her Ph.D. at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. After her Ph.D., she spent several years gaining industrial experience in the reactor engineering group of BASF SE before returning to academic research at the Otto-von-Guericke University.
She has given presentations around the world in both German and English and published her results in internationally acclaimed journals. Whether it be the contact angles of drops of liquid on solid surfaces or the mass transport from bubbles rising in a bubble column, Kristin is trying to understand the phenomena that govern mass transport at phase interfaces and use this understanding to predict the performance of chemical reactors.