Prof. Frank Behrendt
Head of Chair of Energy Process Engineering and Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energies, Technische Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Frank Behrendt, born in 1959, studied chemistry at RWTH Aachen and Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. There he worked on the simulation of laminar diffusion flames, on which he also received his doctorate in 1989. After research stays in Sweden and the United States with the thematic focus on "Catalytic Ignition and Combustion", he received his habilitation in "Technical Combustion" at the University of Stuttgart in 1999. In 2001 he became head of the department of "Energy Process Engineering and Renewable En-ergy Conversion Technologies" at the Technical University of Berlin. His scientific work focuses on the investigation of reactive two-phase flows using the thermochemical conversion of bio-masses as an example. Corresponding experiments are supplemented by extensive modelling and numerical simulation work as well as economic and ecological evaluations. His research portfolio also includes activities in the field of energy system modelling, e.g., the integration of renewable energies into electrical and thermal grids. In January 2022 he was elected Dean of the Faculty III - Process Sciences. Furthermore, he has been the President's Representative for International Affairs, Fund Raising and Alumni since April 2022. In 2007, Behrendt was elected as a fellow of the German Academy of Engineering Sciences (acatech), and in 2016, he was elected as a fellow of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW). In 2019, the Beijing Institute of Technology (Beijing, P. R. China) appointed him Advisory Professor at the School of Management and Economics. Andijan State University (Andijan, Uzbeki-stan) awarded him the title of Honorary Professor in 2020. His other functions include membership of the Executive Board of the Berlin-Brandenburg Dis-trict Association of the Association of German Engineers - VDI (since 2009, since 2018 as Treas-urer), in the management of the Conversion of Carbon Carriers Division of the German Society for Sustainable Energy Carriers, Mobility and Carbon Cycles (DGMK) as well as the Scientific Advisory Board of the DGMK (since 2012) and on the boards of the Karl-Fischer Foundation (since 2003) and the Christa-and-Klaus-Raschke Foundation (since 2020).