Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Weuster-Botz

Full Professor

Technical University of Munich
TUM School of Engineering and Design
Department of Energy and Process Engineering
Chair of Biochemical Engineering
Boltzmannstr. 15
85748 Garching

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room: 3438
e-mail: dirk.weuster‑


Diploma studies 1979 - 1986  Chemical Engineering (University of Karlsruhe)
Graduate research assistant 1987 - 1991 Institute of Biotechnology,
Research Centre Juelich, Germany
Dr.-Ing. 1991 Awarded by University of Karlsruhe
Senior researcher, Manager of biopilot plant 1991 - 2000 Institute of Biotechnology,
Research Centre Juelich, Germany
Research stay 1995 - 1996 DSM-Research, Bio-Organic Chemistry, Geleen, NL
Habilitation 1999 Awarded by Technical University of Aachen (RWTH), Germany
Full professor since 2000 Institute of Biochemical Engineering, Technische Universität München
Chairman 2003 - 2009 Fachausschuss Bioverfahrenstechnik, GVC VDI-Gesellschaft Verfahrenstechnik
und Chemieingenieurwesen (since 2007: GVC/DECHEMA-Gemeinschaftsausschuss
Editor-in-Chief since 2005 Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
Review board member
(German Research Foundation, DFG)
2008 - 2011 Biological Process Engineering (DFG-Review Board 403 Process Engineering,
Technical Chemistry)
Member since 2012 National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), Germany
Chairman since 2014 TUM Pilot Plant for Industrial Biotechnology