Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Czermak

 

Peter Czermak studied chemical engineering and did his PhD in bioprocess engineering. He is the managing director of the Institute of Bioprocess Engineering and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen, Giessen, Germany, and full professor in Bioprocess Engineering. In addition he is honorary professor in the Faculty of Biology and Chemistry at the Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany. He has more than 35 years of experience in bioprocess engineering and bioseparations in research and industry. Since 25 years his work group is focused on bioprocesses with animal cells also.

 

Education

 1984 M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing. TU) Chemical Engineering with focus on Biotechnology - University of Stuttgart and Technical University of Dortmund
 1990 PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in Bioprocess Engineering, Fraunhofer Institute IVV/Munich – Technical University Munich
 

Professional Career

1985-1986 University Clinic Heidelberg, Oncological Research Lab and Immuno GmbH, Development of ELISA and RIA-Assays
1986-1991 Akzo Nobel AG, Research Laboratories Obernburg, Applied Research in Bioprocess Engineering, Membrane Technology and Cellulosic Fibres
1991-2022 Professor in Bioprocess Engineering, Membrane Technology and Cell Culture Technology at the University of Applied Sciences -  Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Department Life Science Engineering, Giessen, Germany
1994-2000 Co-Founder and CEO of the Biotechnology GmbH Mittelhessen, Giessen
2000 Co-Founder of Delta T GmbH, Fernwald
2001-2019 Head of TransMIT Center of Bioprocess Engineering and Membrane Technology, Giessen
2002-2006 Managing Director of the regional part of the German Engineering Association (VDI BV Mittelhessen)
2004-2022 Managing Director of the Institute of Bioprocess Engineering and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Applied Sciences - Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Giessen
2004-2019 Professor in Chemical Engineering (adjunct) at the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA
2004-2006 Vice-Head of the professional Society Environmental Engineering at the German Engineering Association (VDI)
2006 Co-Founder of RSC-Pharma Limited and Limited Co. KG, Giessen
2006-2010 Vice Head of the regional part of the German Engineering Association (VDI BV Mittelhessen)
2007-2009 Head of the professional Society Environmental Engineering at the German Engineering Association (VDI)
2009 Co-Founder of EHC-Memtec UG, Giessen
2008-2013 Speaker of the LOEWE Research Group "Bioengineering & Imagig" at the  University of Applied Sciences - Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Giessen
2010-2016 Head of the regional part of the German Engineering Association (VDI BV Mittelhessen)
2010-2020 Vice Head of the DECHEMA Working Group Food Biotechnology
since 2011 Honorary Professor at the Faculty Biology and Chemistry of the Justus-Liebig University, Giessen
2013-2020 Vice Head of the Branch Bioresources of the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, Aachen/Giessen
2013-2022 Vice Speaker of the LOEWE Research Center "Insect Biotechnology & Bioresources", Giessen
2014 Co-Founder of CMBlu Energy AG, Alzenau
2020-2022 Professor in Chemical Engineering (adjunct) at the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
2022 Co-Founder of SolutionSens GmbH, Pohlheim