CSE-Engineering Center of Safety Excellence GmbH


Inherent safety as a vision

Industrial processes and plants are safer today than ever before. Nevertheless, process and plant safety has enormous development potential. At the CSE Center of Safety Excellence, we live the vision of inherent safety on a daily basis, of intelligent technology that detects faults before they become acute and independently corrects them.

To achieve the goal of “zero emissions”, we conduct research and development in the companies and facilities under the umbrella of the CSE Center of Safety Excellence, promote the training and continuous education of technical experts and transfer our experience and knowledge in the project business to industrial applications.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schmidt
Managing Director

Professional Life

Since 2015
CSE Center of Safety Excellence

CEO of the CSE Institute, Director of the CSE Society and Managing Director of CSE Engineering.

May 2000
EPSC Award

Honoring Outstanding Activities in Process and Plant Safety.
Achema 2000

1993 – 2017

Principle Safety Scientist, Fluid Dynamic and Safety Technology.

1987 – 1993
Hoechst AG

Safety Engineer, Process and Plant Safety.
Frankfurt am Main


Since 2015
Lecture: Process and Plant Safety

Technical University of Kaiserslautern

Since 2002
Lecture: Process and Plant Safety

Karlsruhe Institute for Technology – former University of Karlsruhe


Doctor Engineer Degree

Ruhr University of Bochum

Master Thesis

Texas A&M University, USA

1985 – 1987
Master Degree: Process Engineering

Ruhr University of Bochum

1982 – 1985
Master Degree: Mechanical Engineering

Ruhr University of Bochum

Honorary Activities

Since 2017

Member of the German Commission on Process Safety to advise the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of the German Government

Since 2011

Member of the scientific advisory council of BAM in Berlin

Since 1991

Member of the board for Germany of the European DIERS User Group

Since 1991

2008 – 2011: Convener of the Technical Committee 185, WG1.

Since 1991:Representative of ISO 4126/10: Sizing of Safety Valves for Gas/Liquid Two-Phase Flow.

Seit 1989

Since 2008: Member of the board of the German ProcessNet section Safety Engineering

Since 2002: Chairman of the WG „Safety related sizing of chemical plants“.

1997 – 2000: Chairman of the international Ad-hoc WG „Pressure Relief“.