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Professor Dr Bodo Linnhoff retired from chemical engineering in 2002. In his early work at the ETH Zurich (1972) and Leeds University (PhD 1979) he developed the basics of Pinch Analysis. He worked for ICI from 1977 to 1982, took a Chair at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1982 and set up Linnhoff March Ltd in 1983. Across the three organisations he set up teams for ongoing development and practical applications of Pinch Analysis. At UMIST he established the ‘Research Consortium’ of sponsoring companies (founder members included Shell, Exxon, BP and BASF) and later the (first ever) Department of Process Integration. He left UMIST in 1994 and built up ...