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During my professional career I have been working with a number of different topics. During my PhD education I was investigating detailed problems in the field of biological wastewater treatment applied to biological phosphorous removal and control problems. Here I was making my first experiences with Computer Aided Process Engineering using and developing numerical models. Subsequently I have worked for more than 11 years outside the academic environment in the field of microfluidic research and development for life science applications. This included extended activities in the field of design,  analysis, prototype design, fabrication and test as well as project generation management and team management. Typical areas of applications have been the development of diagnostic devices for drug detection in saliva, cultivation of stem cells, in vitro fertilization and cell-based assays in the field of cancer research. Since 2011 I have re-joined my Almer Mata again. As a member of the Process Systems Engineering Centre, I am responsible for applications across all scales. This is including research in the field of microfluidics including e.g. biocatalytic reactions or classical catalytic reaction as well as full scale numerical simulation of the complex interaction between fluid dynamics and reaction kinetics.

Other information

Language Skills:
German (mother tongue)
English
Danish
French
Russian (basic)

Research areas

Throughout the last 15 years I have been working with research and development in different positions and different fields of applications. I have experienced a broad range of perspectives ranging from a PhD student position to my engagement as CEO in a startup biotech company. I am an open minded team player, who is able to see the broad picture as well as the very specific details. 

Research Area:

Development and investigation of microfluidic systems used in medical, chemical, biochemical and pharmceutical appications. Dynamic simulations with help of computational fluid dynamic (CFD) methods. 

Teaching and Education activities:

28342 Chemical Reaction Engineering (BEng)

28831 Computational Fluid Dynamics in Chemical Engineering (MSc/BSc)

28855 Good Manufactoring Practice (GMP) and Quality in Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Food Industyr (MSc/BSc).

Head of studies for the following two bachelor of engineering educations:

Chemical-  and Bio Engineering

Chemical Engineering and International Business

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Chemical Engineer, MSc, Technische Universität Berlin

15 Oct 198731 Jul 1995

Award Date: 31 Jul 1995

External positions

Senior Consultant / Teamleader / Program Leader

1 Jan 200328 Feb 2011

Senior Researcher / CEO, CelTor Biosystems, Inc.

1 Apr 200031 Dec 2002

Keywords

  • User defined:
  • Microfluidics, Microbioreactors, in vitro cell investigations, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Simulation

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