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Prof. Dr. Thomas Becker

Technische Universität München, Lehrstuhl für Brau- und Getränketechnologie

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Becker

Thomas Becker, born in 1965, studied Technology and Biotechnology of Food at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He then worked as a project engineer at the company Geo-Konzept from 1992 to 1993. In 1995, he received his PhD from the TUM. From 1996 to 2004 he was Deputy Head of Department and assistant lecturer at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Process Automation, TUM, qualifying as a professor in 2002 with the topic “Management of bioprocesses by means of modeling and cognitive tools”. From 2004 to 2009 Thomas Becker was professor at the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart), until 2005 as Head of Process Analysis, subsequently as Head of the Department of Process Analysis and Cereal Technology. In 2009, he became tenured professor at the Chair of Brewing and Beverage Technology at TUM, Freising. From October 2016 to August 2021, he was Dean of the TUM School of Life Sciences, Weihenstephan.

Awards

In October 2021, Professor Dr. Becker was elected as a new member of acatech – German Academy of Science and Engineering.

Focus

Professor Becker's focus at the Chair of Brewing and Beverage Technology at TUM is on (bio)technological and/or process engineering involving cereals and plant-based raw materials. The aim of the research work there is to identify and understand the basic mechanisms involved in the processing steps to produce beer, beverages as well as bakery and cereal products, with the aim of using this knowledge for development purposes.

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  • cereals
  • plant-based raw materials
  • biotechnology

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