Prof. Dr. Frank BehrendtHead of Chair for Energy Process Engineering & Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energies, Berlin Institute of Technology
Prof. Dr. Frank Behrendt got his PhD in 1989 from Heidelberg University for his work on modelling of diffusion flames including detailed chemical reaction mechanisms. Additional research on catalytic ignition and combustion including extended research stays at the Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenborg, Sweden) and the Combustion Research Facility (Sandia National Laboratories, CA, USA) led to his habilitation at Stuttgart University in 1999.
Since 2001 he is Full Professor for Energy Process Engineering and Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energies at Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin). His scientific work focuses on the experimental investigation of two-phase flows exemplified by the gasification of biomass in various types of reactors. These experiments are complemented by modelling and simulation efforts as well as their economical and ecological evaluation.
Prof. Dr. Behrendt is a member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) and serves in numerous advisory roles on boards, foundations, centres, councils and agencies.