Zibek, Susanne Dr.-Ing.

Industrial Biotechnology | Group Manager Bioprocess Engineering

Susanne Zibek heads the Bioprocess Development group at Fraunhofer IGB since 2008.

Zibek studied chemical engineering at Reutlingen University and technical biology at the University of Stuttgart. After working in research for six years, and teaching at the IBVT of the University of Stuttgart, she successfully completed her doctorate at the NMI Reutlingen and the University of Freiburg.

The scientist focuses her work on the digestion of lignocellulose and chitin-containing raw materials, and the optimization and development of enzyme and fermentation processes for the production of biobased chemicals, taking special interest in biosurfactants.

She has been teaching at the University of Stuttgart since 2013 and is a group leader at the IGVP. Since 2014, she has held lectures at various universities (e.g. Esslingen University of Applied Sciences/Springer Campus) and at the University of Hohenheim. Additionally, Zibek leads the activities in the Consumption area of the Biointelligence Competence Center.