Schließmann, Ursula Dr.-Ing.

Deputy Director, Head of Business Area Environment and Climate Protection

Dr.-Ing. Ursula Schließmann
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Dr. Ursula Schließmann studied process engineering at the University of Stuttgart. In 1995, the engineer joined Fraunhofer IGB, where she first developed new processes in the field of membrane and process technology, and then completed her doctorate on "Development of a Combination Process Based on Membrane Technology for the Treatment of a Fermentatively Produced Product" in 2009. She has continuously expanded the area of wastewater treatment and water purification. In 2011, she became Head of the Environmental and Bioprocess Engineering Department, and since 2019 she is the coordinator of the Environment and Climate Protection area at the institute.

Schließmann is vice director of the Fraunhofer Innovation Platform Water-Energy-Food Nexus at Stellenbosch University in South Africa and managing director of the Fraunhofer Water Systems Alliance (SysWasser).

After several years as a lecturer at the University of Stuttgart, she currently lectures at the University of Hohenheim on bioprocess engineering, environmental process engineering and bioeconomy.

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