Review: Day of the CBI 2023

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Once a year, the Department of Chemical and Bioengineering (CBI) celebrates its central festive event which features the public (inaugural) lectures of new professors. This event took place once again on June 15th. Professors, staff, students, and alumni gathered in the Hanns-Hofmann lecture hall to celebrate the Department’s Day.

The event was opened with greetings from the department’s spokesperson Prof. Dr. Matthias Thommes and the first Vice Dean Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Stamminger. Reflecting on the department’s history, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stamminger described the CBI as the historical nucleus of the Faculty of Engineering, as Prof. Dr. Hanns Hofmann, the first chair holder of Chemical Reaction Engineering and the first official dean, played a significant role in its establishment. Today, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stamminger further stated, the pioneering hydrogen research of the CBI is shaping the FAU’s profile.

The greeting was followed by three lectures: Prof. Dr. Aljoscha Wahl (Institute of Bioprocess Engineering) presented methods for describing cellular metabolism used in industrial biotechnology. PD Dr. habil. Patric Müller (Institute for Multiscale Simulation) discussed particle-based simulation methods for optimizing thermal insulating materials such as ceramic foams. In the last inaugural lecture, PD Dr. habil. Vielreicher focused on the development of bioreactors for studying artificial tissues. Considering the high demand for artificial bone tissue, his research group collaborates with external partners on an innovative reactor concept for the controlled cultivation of artificial pseudo-vascularized 3D bone tissue.

Following the CBI Day, the student association CBI CEN LSE EnTe hosted their summer festival, offering self-brewed beer, delicious grilled food, and various attractions.

The Department CBI gives a heartfelt thanks to all the guests and contributors for making the celebration such a great success!

~ Event Impressions ~