Jørgen Magnus Copyright: © Hans Scherhaufer


Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Jørgen Magnus

Biochemical Engineering



Building: NGP2

Room: A-307

Forckenbeckstraße 51

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 47853


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jørgen Magnus is head of the Chair of Bioprocess Engineering at the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University since April 2023. The core competence of the chair is the characterization of processes in bioreactors of all scales - from microtiter plates to fermenters. The focus is on the development and application of innovative methods for online process analysis and control. Further central topics are Syngas fermentations and the production of sustainable products from fermentations.

Educational Background

  • 1995-1997: 35 credits in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, University of Oslo
  • 1998-2002: Master of Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
  • 2000-2001: Master Thesis as part of the MEng degree, University of Stuttgart
  • 2002-2005: Dr.-Ing. at Research Center Jülich / University of Stuttgart

Professional Development

  • 2005-2006: Project Engineer, R&D Biochemical Engineering, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
  • 2006-2009: Project Engineer, Conceptual Design Pharmaceutical Facilitie, NNE Pharmaplan, Frankfurt
  • 2009-2023: Project Engineer, Project Manager, Head of Bioprocess Technology, Strategic Program Management Cell and Gene Therapy, Bayer AG, Leverkusen and Wuppertal
  • Seit 2023: Professor and Head of the Chair for Biochemical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University