Prof. Dr. Udo Kragl
Udo Kragl studied chemistry at the University of Bonn. He finished his PhD thesis in 1992 in the field of biochemical reaction engineering. After a postdoc at Ciba-Geigy International Research Laboratories in Takarazuka in Japan, he returned to the Juelich Research Center and University of Bonn for his habilitation. Having finished, he immediately gained a position as full professor for Industrial Chemistry at the University of Rostock in 1998. Since 2003 he is associated member of the Leibniz-Institute of Catalysis. He taught industrial chemistry at National University Singapore, within the scope of a visiting professorship, in 2007. He was founding Dean of the Faculty for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Rostock and since 2015 he is Vice-Rector for Research and Knowledge Transfer. He is active in the German Society of Catalysis (GeCats). His research interests are in the field of biocatalysis, the application of ionic liquids and membrane processes for downstream processing, and catalyst recycling.
In 2012 he received one of two BMBF-awards Biotechnology 2020+ for his outstanding research on the application of ionic liquids in biotechnology.