A German organic chemist. While working with Fritz Haber in karlsruhe, he become
interested in reactions at high pressures.
he devised an industrial process for making light
hydrocarbons by the high-pressure hydrogenation of
coal or heavy oil. The work earned him a share of
the 1931 Nobel prize for chemistry with Carl Bosch
The Bergius process proved important
for supplying petrol for the German war effort in
World War II.