Prof. Andreas Liese is head of the Institute of Technical Biocatalysis at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) in Germany. His research is focused on fundamental and applied aspects of technical biocatalysis, including process analytical technologies, multiphase systems and chemo- as well as electroenzymatic reaction sequences. He and his team are unifying these concepts with the development of technologies to establish smart reactors. Besides this, his team is active in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) motivation/education of pupils with different programs (www.kinderforscher.de, www.nachwuchscampus.de).
After carrying out his doctoral research at the Research Center Jülich, he received his PhD degree in 1998 from the University of Bonn. From 1998 to 2003 Liese was assistant professor at the University of Bonn and at the same time head of the Enzyme Group at the Institute of Biotechnology II (Prof. Dr. C. Wandrey) within the Research Center Jülich. During a sabbatical in 2000 at Pfizer Global Research & Development, San Diego, USA, he there initiated a R&D group on biocatalysis. From 2003 to 2004 he worked as associate professor at the University of Münster, soon receiving a full professorship for Technical Biocatalysis 2004 at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) as the director of the Institute of Technical Biocatalysis. He is elected chairmen of the steering committee “Biotechnology” of the DECHEMA since 2020 and elected member of the of Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften – acatech.