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Professor Burger (b. 1984) works on the conceptual design of processes in chemistry and biotechnology. Applications of his work range from synthetic fuels based on C1-chemistry to the downstreaming of aqueous solutions in white biotech processes. Besides conducting experiments in both laboratory and pilot-plant scale, Professor Burger also develops computer-aided methods of process design such as short-cut apparatus models and Pareto optimization.

Professor Burger studied process engineering at the University of Stuttgart with a stay abroad in Kyoto, Japan. He completed his doctorate at the Laboratory of Engineering Thermodynamics, University of Kaiserslautern, in 2012. After a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Centre for Process Systems Engineering of the Imperial College London in 2013, Professor Burger returned to the University of Kaiserslautern, where he took up a position as assistant professor for “Process Design and Raw Material Change”. Since 2017 Professor Burger holds the Chair of Chemical Process Engineering at TUM.

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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