Research Associate / PhD Student

Portrait M. Sc. Dennis Beerhalter
Dennis Beerhalter, M. Sc.

Research Associate / PhD Student

Tel.: +49 (0) 9421 187-436

TUM Campus Straubing
Uferstraße 53
94315 Straubing

Uferstraße 53, Room: 02.3505.111

Employment History
Since 01/2023
PhD Student & Research Associate, Professorship for Bioprocess Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability
08/2018 – 08/2021
Working Student, Silantes GmbH, Munich
04/2020 – 12/2022
Master of Science in Industrial Biotechnology, Technical University of Munich
Thesis: “Population heterogeneity of an Escherichia coli triple reporter strain under non-ideal cultivation conditions”
08/2021 – 12/2021
Master of Science in Industrial Biotechnology, Academic Exchange at the Technical University of Denmark
10/2014 – 03/2020
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences
research project

For industrial biotechnology, efficient fermentation processes are crucial. For this purpose, a soft sensor will be developed to optimally control of a specific bioprocess and thus achieve maximum yields in minimum fermentation time. The soft sensor will continuously measure process parameters, which cannot be measured directly with conventional hardware sensors, based on a model. The project consists of a theoretical programming aspect in addition to a practical fermentation aspect using Escherichia coli.


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