Vision of the IMPRS ProEng

The International Max Planck Research School for Advanced Methods in Process and Systems Engineering in Magdeburg was founded in 2007 and is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems and the Otto von Guericke University. Its main goal is to provide high-level scientific training and support PhD projects through an innovative concept which combines cutting-edge mathematical and systems-oriented engineering research. We are driven by challenging questions arising from the analysis, design and optimization of chemical and biochemical processes.

Our graduate school offers a structured PhD program with close supervision and broad scientific, professional and social networks. A diverse curriculum composed of both scientific and soft skills qualifies our students to join the next generation of leading scientists and professionals.

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IMPRS ProEng Board

Our graduate school is directed by a board composed of all its principal investigators, the coordinator and two PhD students' representatives. Among them, a spokesperson from the MPI and a vice-spokesperson from the OVGU are elected to reinforce the close partnership between both institutions. They manage and represent the IMPRS, thus, acting as primary contact persons of the school.

Current members of the IMRPS board are:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Sundmacher (Spokesperson)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Achim Kienle (Vice Spokesperson)
  • Annemarie Lehr (Students representative)
  • Sebastián Espinel Ríos (Students representative)
  • Stephanie Geyer (Coordinator)
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Benner (PI)
  • Dr. Katja Bettenbrock (PI)
  • Dr. Lihong Feng (PI)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Findeisen (PI)
  • PD Dr.-Ing. Gábor Janiga (PI)
  • Dr.-Ing. Steffen Klamt (PI)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Krewer (PI, TU Braunschweig)
  • apl. Prof. Dr. Heike Lorenz (PI)
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Marwan (PI)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Reichl (PI)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Richter (PI)
  • Prof. Dr. Sebastian Sager (PI)
  • Prof. Dr. Franziska Scheffler (PI)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern (PI)
  • Dr. Matthias Stein (PI)
  • Dr. Martin Stoll (PI, TU Chemnitz)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dominique Thévenin (PI)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Evangelos Tsotsas (PI)
  • Dr.-Ing. Tanja Vidakovich-Koch (PI)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Waldherr (PI, KU Leuven)
  • Prof. Dr. Gerald Warnecke (PI)
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