Gerhard Schembecker

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schembecker

President and Treasurer
E-mail: gerhard.schembecker [at]

Gerhard was appointed Professor for Plant and Process Design at the Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering at TU Dortmund University in 2005. His research focuses on the  design of (bio)chemical processes with special interest in downstream processes like crystallization and centrifugal partition chromatography and on module-based plant design. Dr. Schembecker received several process innovation awards, has published about 140 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and is named as inventor on 5 patents. Recently he co-founded the start-up companies inosim consulting, b.experts and b.value AG investing in startups in the field on industrial biotechnology. Dr. Schembecker holds various positions in advisory boards. Among others he is Head of the Scientific Board of DDIC (Drug Delivery Innovation Center), a consortium performing precompetitive research and development on pharmaceutical technologies.