Prof. Dr. Andreas Liese

Head of the Institute of Technical Biocatalysis

Institute of Technical Biocatalysis
Hamburg University of Technology
Denickestr. 15
D-21073 Hamburg

Office: DE15, 1512

Secretary’s office: +49 (0)40 42878 3218
Direct: +49 (0)40 42878 3018
Fax: +49 (0)40 42731 4512


Curriculum vitae

1988 – 1994 Studies of Chemistry and Technical Chemistry, University of Bonn, DE
1994 Diploma (Dipl. Chem.) in Chemistry, University of Bonn, DE
1994 – 1998 PhD-thesis (Prof. Dr. C. Wandrey, Institute of Biotechnology, Research Center Jülich, DE)
1998 Doctoral Thesis, University of Bonn (Forschungszentrum Jülich), DE
1998 – 2003 Head of ‘Enzyme Group’ (Institute of Biotechnology, Research Center Jülich, DE) and assistant professor (Department of Chemistry, University of Bonn, DE)
2000 Pfizer Inc, San Diego, USA
2003 University of Bonn, DE, Habilitation
2003 – 2004 Professor for Biotechnology at University of Münster
2005 – present Professor for Technical Biocatalysis, Head of the Institute of Technical Biocatalysis, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), DE


2003 Award for Up-and-Coming Teachers in Higher Education in the field of biotechnology, DECHEMA e.V.

Memberships and other activities

2020 – present Chairman of the Biotechnology section of DECHEMA e.V
2019-present Elected member of Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften – acatech
2016 – present Review Board Member of Bioprocess Engineering, DFG (German Science Foundation)
2014 – present Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of ChemBioEng Reviews
2013 – 2020 Elected member of the board of DECHEMA e.V.
2012 – present Chairman of the Association of Alumni and Sponsors of the TUHH e.V.
2012 – present Member of the board of the Foundation for the Promotion of the Technical University of Hamburg
2010 – present Coordinator of Research Center at TUHH

“Integrated Biotechnology and Process Engineering”

2009 – 2013 Elected member of the board of the German Catalysis Society, GeCatS
2007 – 2008 Dean of Chemical and Process Engineering, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
2007 – present Coordinator of “Kinderforscher an der TUHH” Research with youngsters at the Hamburg University of Technology
2005 – present Elected member of the board of the “Biotechnology” community of DECHEMA e.V.

Memberships: DECHEMA, GDCh, VAAM

Research areas

  • Bioprocess development
    • Characterization and Optimization of Biocatalytic Processes
    • Reaction Engineering Development of Bio- and Chemocatalytic Reaction Sequences
    • Non-conventional Biotransformations (solvent-free, high pressure, new process windows)
    • Smart Bioreactors
    • Online Analysis and Process Control of Chemo- and Biocatalytic Processes Using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) and Fluorescence Spectroscopy


Full List
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4867-9935
6 books, 33 book contributions, 6 patents, 14 patent applications, 166 peer-reviewed journal contributions.