Dr. Marco Haumann (FAU) has been awarded an extraordinary professorship

  • 06/02/2023

Dr. Marco Haumann from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has been awarded an extraordinary professorship for his outstanding achievements in research and teaching.

Prof. Dr. Marco Haumann is internationally known as one of the pioneers in the field of the so-called Supported Ionic Liquid Phase (SILP) technology, with the help of which homogeneous catalysis can be carried out in fixed bed reactors. This technology formed the basis for the development of the hydroformylation catalysts that were developed in ROMEO (our predecessor project) and MACBETH. The broader applicability of the concept has been documented in the first book dedicated to SILP, which was co-edited by Marco together with Anders Riisager and Rasmus Fehrmann from DTU (also partners within MACBETH).

The students at FAU’s department of Chemical and Biological Engineering appreciate Marco as a passionate academic teacher. Especially the project planning course coordinated by him, in which students design a plant for a chemical and/or biological process in cooperation with an industrial partner, is regularly very popular among students.