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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jakob Burger

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Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Burger (b. 1984) works on the conceptual design of processes in chemistry and biotechnology. Applications of his work range from synthetic fuels based on C1-chemistry to the downstreaming of aqueous solutions in white biotech processes. Besides conducting experiments in both laboratory and pilot-plant scale, Professor Burger also develops computer-aided methods of process design such as short-cut apparatus models and Pareto optimization.

Professor Burger studied process engineering at the University of Stuttgart with a stay abroad in Kyoto, Japan. He completed his doctorate at the Laboratory of Engineering Thermodynamics, University of Kaiserslautern, in 2012. After a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Centre for Process Systems Engineering of the Imperial College London in 2013, Professor Burger returned to the University of Kaiserslautern, where he took up a position as assistant professor for “Process Design and Raw Material Change”. Since 2017 Professor Burger holds the Chair of Chemical Process Engineering at TUM.

Key Publications (all publications)

Schmitz N, Ströfer E, Burger J, Hasse H: "Conceptual design of a novel process for the production of poly (oxymethylene) dimethyl ethers from formaldehyde and methanol". Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2017; 56(40): 11519-11530.


Burger J, Ströfer E, Hasse H: "Process Design in World 3.0–Challenges and Strategies to Master the Raw Material Change". Chem. Eng. Techn. 2015; 39(2): 219-224.


Burger J, Papaioannou V, Gopinath S, Jackson G, Galindo A, Adjiman CS: "A hierarchical method to integrated solvent and process design of physical CO2 absorption using the SAFT-γ mie approach". AIChE J. 2015; 61(10): 3249-3269.


Petlyuk F, Danilov R, Burger J: "A novel method for the search and identification of feasible splits of extractive distillations in ternary mixtures". Chem. Eng. Res. Des. 2015; 99: 132-148.


Burger J, Siegert M, Ströfer E, Hasse H: "Poly(oxymethylene) Dimethyl Ethers as Components of Tailored Diesel Fuel: Properties, Synthesis and Purification Concepts". Fuel. 2010; 89(11): 3315-3319.