Christian Wandrey Prize 2020

  Franziska Bertram and Marcel Gausmann with the sign of the Center for Next Generation Processes and Products (NGP2)  

The AVT congratulates Franziska Bertram who was honored with the Christian Wandrey Award 2020 for her outstanding master’s thesis “Electrochemical pH-swing Extraction of Lactic Acid with liquid-liquid Membrane Contactors”.  The thesis supervised by Marcel Gausmann was part of a research collaboration between the chair for fluid process engineering and the FHNW (Muttenz, Switzerland). In her thesis Franziska demonstrated how electrochemical separation enables a more efficient and sustainable separation of bio-based lactic acid.

The Christian Wandrey Prize is awarded every two years by the friends and sponsors of the FZ Jülich society and honors excellent theses contributing to the field of industrial biotechnology. The prize was donated by Christian Wandrey the former head of the Biotechnology-2 department at Jülich research center (1979-2008)  who is internationally highly distinguished for his achievements in the field of industrial biotechnology.