Vogelgsang, Ferdinand Dr.-Ing.

Sustainable Catalytic Processes

In March 2021, Ferdinand Vogelgsang joined the department of Sustainable Catalytic Processes in Straubing. After attaining his Master's degree in chemical engineering (nanoprocess technology) at the Technical University of Munich, he deepened his knowledge during his doctoral studies with Prof. J.A. Lercher, researching technical chemistry / heterogeneous catalysis. He focused his workon the hydrogenation of polycyclic aromatics on transition metal sulphides.

At the IGB, Ferdinand works on the development of heterogeneous catalytic processes for the conversion of CO2, H2 and bogenig raw material, to synthetic fuels and commodity chemicals. Since the beginning of 2024, he manages the Chemical Technology group.

    • Synthesis and characterization of heterogeneous catalysts
    • Catalytic reactors and processes
    • Microkinetic studies and reaction network analysis
    • Reaction scale up and macroscopic reaction engineering
  • Professional career

    Since 2024 Scientist and Group Manager for Chemical Technology
    2021 – 2023 Scientist at Fraunhofer IGB Straubing
    2015 – 2021 PhD Candidate in the research group of Prof. Dr. J.A. Lercher at Technical University of Munich
    2009 – 2015 Master of Science in Chemical-Engineering, Technical University of Munich
    2009 Internship at a Remedial Day Care Center Frère-Roger-Kinderzentrum in Augsburg
    2008 Abitur at Rudolf-Diesel-Gymnasium Augsburg
  • Project title Project content Funding source Period
    AmmonVektor Green ammonia as a decentralized, cross-sector energy vector
    for the German energy transition
    Fraunhofer lighthouse project January 2024 –
    December 2026
    ZENK Bavarian Center for Sustainable Fuels – Construction and establishment of a flexible research facility Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy January 2023 –
    September 2026
    SynergyFuels Synergies through the integration of biomass utilization and Power-to-X in the production of renewable fuels German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport January2023 –
    December 2026
    DiMeFu Dimethylfuran as a sustainable downstream product of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural: production and applications of a biobased solvent German Research Foundation DFG-Fraunhofer Cooperation – Trilateral Knowledge Transfer Projects November 2022 –
    October 2025
    Renewable Electricity-based, cyclic and economic production of Fuel EU January 2021 –
    December 2023