Awards and Appointments for Members of our Institute

Awards and Appointments for Members of our Institute


  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern, Director and Head of the Research Group Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering, was newly inducted into the National Academy of Engineering of the United States of America in February 2023 for contributions to adsorption, preparative chromatography, and crystallization processes and to development and theory for resolving enantiomeric mixtures.


  • Somayeh Zarai M. Sc., Research Group Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering, won the first poster prize at the 3rd Twitter Poster Conference on Adsorption organised by the International Adsorption Society on 14 December 2022 for her poster on "Determination of Adsorption Isotherm Parameters "from Multi-component Breakthrough Curves"

  • Dr. Francesca Cascella has been selected as the best Ph.D. student in the period 2021-2022 within the Faculty of Process and Systems Engineering at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg for her thesis on “Resolution of enantiomers of chiral compounds using crystallization processes: from fundamental studies to process development". She received the award during the annual Academic Ceremony held by the university on 29 November 2022 in the Johanniskirche of Magdeburg city.

  • In recognition of Magdeburg's achievements in the field of adsorption (PCF group, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern), a special session was held with internationally leading speakers under the title „Adsorption and Ion Exchange - In Honor of Prof. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern” on Nov. 14, 2022 during the AIChE Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 60,000 members from more than 110 countries.

  • Teimurazi Gochitashvili, Ph. D. student at the research group Process Systems Engineering, was awarded together with his students team of the French university University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (Paris – Saclay University) a gold medal at the iGEM, a prestigious competition in synthetic biology on the iGEM Grand Jamboree from 26 to 28 October 2022 on Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles.

  • Lisa Wenzel M. Sc., doctoral student in the Synthetic Glycobiotechnology team of the Bioprocess Engineering Research Group, was awarded one of three prizes for the best poster at the Saccharides conference in June 2022, a symposium on the chemistry and synthesis of sugars and carbohydrates, glycobiology, glycans and health, structure and analysis of sugars. Her poster on "Synthesis of Synthetic Lipid-Linked Oligosaccharides for the In-vitro Glycoengineering of Peptides" was awarded.

  • PD Dr. Yvonne Genzel, team leader of the Upstream Processing team, received one of the three ESACT Medals for her contribution to the ESACT Course Series and her commitment being an active member of the Executive Committee of the European Society for Animal Cell Technology (ESACT).

  • Tilia Zinnecker M. Sc., Ph. D. student in the Upstream Processing team, was awarded with one of the Poster Awards at the Vaccine Technology Conference, from June 12-17, 2022 in Sitges, Spain. She was honoured for her poster presenting her research on “Automated single-cell cloning in chemically defined medium for new suspension MDCK cell lines and scale-down of influenza A virus production into ambr®15 microbioreactors”.
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