FUTURAS IN RES
Biological Transformation of Manufacturing

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Weidner

Director Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT

Fraunhofer UMSICHT/PR-Fotografie Köhring

Personal Statement

"Manufacturing is bound to change radically. In order to find solutions for replacing our receding fossil resources we have to refer to nature – the most experienced designer and engineer – in order to find inspirations for new materials that are best suited for a circular economy."

Work experience

2004 –Director Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT
1998 –Full Professor and Chair of Process Technology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
1985 – 1998Managing Director High Pressure Laboratory, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
1982 – 1985Scientific Coworker, Technical Chemistry II, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
1981 – 1982Process engineer, Department Technology of oil conversion and desalination of seawater, Siemens Erlangen

Course of studies

1996Habilitation in Technical Chemistry, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
1985Dr.-Ing., Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
1981Diploma in Chemical Engineering, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Sessions