Foto: Astrid Eckert / TUM

Photo: Astrid Eckert / TUM


The focus of the professorship is the development of sustainable bioprocesses involving biocatalysts like enzymes and microorganisms. Biogenic raw materials are used which do not compete with the food chain such as agricultural residues and waste streams. The products are e.g. bio-based platform chemicals, biofuels, and biodegradable biopolymers. The professorship comprises enzymatic reactions, fermentation processes, downstream processing and bioprocess design. Specific research focus is laid on model-based process design, enzyme immobilization, tolerant fermentation processes, soft sensors, innovative downstream processing, and upscaling of bioprocesses.


A short video explaining the research of the professorship can be found here.

An overview of the current research projects can be found here.

A list of the laboratory equipment available at the professorship can be found here.


We are open to discuss new project ideas with you!


Professorship Bioprocess Engineering

Uferstraße 53
94315 Straubing


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Zavrel

Tel.: +49 (0) 9421 187-440


Nadine Piendl

Tel.: +49 (0) 9421 187-441