Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt is a Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich, Vice-President of the Helmholtz Association, and Coordinator of the Research Field Key Technologies.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marquardt studied process engineering at the University of Stuttgart, where he has also completed his habilitation in 1992 and PhD in 1988 on non-linear waves in distillation processes. Later he was appointed as a Chair of Process Systems Engineering at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Additionally, he lectured as a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (USA), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and RWTH Aachen University (Germany). In 2002, Wolfgang Marquardt co-founded AixCAPE e.V. in Aachen, Germany.